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Hi I'm Brad

I grew up in Adelaide where I was taught the gospel of Jesus Christ by my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am in my final semester of my teaching (secondary) degree at university and next year I am hoping to teach HPE and Mathematics. The things I love in my life are my wife of 4 years now and our 15 month old daughter who makes me smile every day. I enjoy playing all kinds of sports and grew up playing basketball with my family and in a district team. For the last 3 years I have enjoyed playing AFL for a local club with a few other Mormons. I was fortunate enough growing up to go skiing and snowboarding each year with my family and I am always looking forward to the next snow season. I served my mission in Samoa and loved the islands and people there and the opportunity to teach them about Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

My father joined the church when he was 11 years old without the consent of his father. He knew that the church was true and knew he had to join. A few years later he taught my mother about the church and she joined also. My parents raised me and my 4 siblings teaching us about Jesus Christ and His restored gospel. I attended church every week where I would learn more about my purpose here and how I should be living my life. When I was old enough I wanted to be baptized to receive a remission of my sins and to join Jesus Christ's church. As I continued to attend church my understanding of it's teachings grew and my testimony that it was true got stronger. I know that Joseph Smith was called of God to restore the one and only true church back on the Earth restoring all the authority and priesthoods necessary. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that no man could have written a scripture as accurate in this day. Because of the things that I have learnt growing up and the confirmation of their truthfulness that I have received from the Holy Ghost, I can not help being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

In 2005 and 2006 I served as a missionary in Samoa and although I was away from family and friends for a long time, I loved my time serving the Lord and the people of Samoa and would do it all over again if I could. I taught Sunday school to the younger children in my ward in Brisbane for 3 years. For a year I was in charge of the young men in the ward organising weekly activities, Sunday class instructions and a camp. The teenage years are important years when we explore who we are going to be and I felt privileged to be a teacher and guide in the young men's lives and assisting them to develop good habits and to set appropriate goals. I have recently been given an opportunity to serve as an assistant to the Bishop of the ward. The ward is large and my responsibilities are great and although I am new to this position I am looking forward to learning about the members I am serving and how I can best serve them. I know the Lord will give me wisdom and strength and the Holy Ghost will guide me in my new responsibilities.