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Hi I'm Wade Douglas

I am the director of one of the largest bookstores in the state of Georgia and work in downtown Atlanta and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Denver Colorado. When I was 9 years old, I was the mascot for the Denver Broncos and got to flip the coin for a Monday Night Football Game. When I was 10 my family moved to Provo, Utah just up from BYU. While growing up in Provo, I was surrounded by many amazing examples, including future Apostles, General Authorities, amazing scholars, famous historians, and strong members of the church. I played baseball, basketball, and football in High School and loved my High School years! I served a mission to Indiana after graduating from High School and later came back to BYU where I graduated with a degree in Business Management.

Why I am a Mormon

While growing up in my adolescence years in Provo, Utah, I was surrounded by some amazing examples. None of these great men could compare to the example my mother set for me. She went through some unbelievable trials but stayed strong in the gospel through it all. She was, and is, a great example to me of a true follower of Jesus Christ and the main reason I have such a strong testimony. All my brothers have been sealed to their spouses for all time and eternity. Knowing that I will be with my wife and four kids forever is a great blessing, something that I will always cherish. I really gained a strong belief in restored gospel of Jesus Christ while serving a full-time mission in Indiana. To be able to meet so many wonderful people in Indiana and see how they believed really strengthened my testimony. I wanted everyone I met to accept the truths of the restored gospel so bad! Many did and I was able to see over 24 people come into the church in those two years. The icing on the cake for me was after returning home from Indiana, I traveled to Jerusalem and studied there for two months. We visited many of the Old Testament and New Testament sites that are still standing. To be able to live where the savior lived and see the beauties of the Sea of Galilee and the waters of Jordan was simply amazing. Even though I have done some great things, I still learn and grow every day in the gospel and my testimony grows as well. Recently my only daughter was married in the Atlanta temple and was sealed to him for all time and eternity. Too see the gospel come full circle with my own children has opened a window of heaven on earth! My hope is that everyone who hears the gospel will be able to experience that joy as well!

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith every day. Within the church I devote a few hours each week to serving the young men of our congregation ages 13 and 14. I am privileged to teach them for an hour on Sunday as well as do scouting activities and other recreational activities with them one night a week. I have been blessed to see many of these men go on to serve full-time missions and receive their Eagle Award in scouting. Outside of the church I am the President of a youth basketball league of over 400 boys and girls ages 5-17. Many of these kids come from broken homes and their only positive role models are their coaches. Our basketball league is one of the most successful in the state of Georgia. I also serve on the Board for the local baseball league and have coached baseball and basketball for many many years. I believe the best way to live my faith is to be an example to those inside and outside of my faith. I am very proud of my faith and everyone I associate with knows I am a Mormon. I try to share my beliefs with as many of my friends as possible. Following the example of Jesus Christ is something I committed to at baptism at 8 years old. I would admonish anyone investigating the LDS church to sincerely search their feelings as they read the Book of Mormon and hear the story of the restored gospel on the earth. I know that if they do this, they will come to know what I know and receive the blessing that I have received.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Wade Douglas
Family is such a central part of God's plan of happiness to his children. In my family, we always love being together and learning from each other and serving each other. Not to say that we are perfect, because we are far from it. However, I do believe being strong in the gospel and my entire family all striving to live like Jesus Christ establishes a special bond in a family that helps each other get through the struggles and trials of this life. Show more Show less