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Hi I'm Chad

I'm a "techy", an adventurist, a student, a youth entrepreneurship advisor, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

Growing up in a small city, there wasn't a lot of 'stuff' to do. So, I spent a lot of my time hiking, rock climbing or just walking through the woods and along the rivers around my house with my friends. After I graduated from high school, I moved to university to pursue a Bachelor of Arts program. Through all this time, I've always been the go to guy for any of my friends who run into computer problems. Hence why my room looks more like a repair shop then a bedroom at times. Also, having participated in Junior Achievement through high school and having attended the program's International Next Generation's Leadership conference and being able to see first hand how Junior Achievement can help youth, I decided to become an adviser to the youth participating in the program in the city in which I attend university. As to what I do for fun? Well, a little of everything. I play video games, fix computers, read, play sports with my friends, still hike and spend as much time as I can in/on/around water, drive around with my friends, attend school and other stuff.

Why I am a Mormon

Having grown up in the Church I learned a great deal about Christ and His purpose. Through that I have also learned that the gospel of Jesus Christ is not a trivial matter. Hence, when I grew up and realized I needed to know for myself if this Church was true, I took the steps required to know for myself that this was the true gospel of Christ restored once more on the earth. I attended my church meetings, read from the Book of Mormon and the Bible, and above all, I prayed. I prayed really wanting to know if this was the true Church, because I did not want to be part of something that was so significant in my own life if it wasn't true. I can tell you now, after having gone through the process and earnestly asking my Father in heaven if this was the true church, that I now know, beyond a shadow of a doubt that this church is true. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and truly further testifies, as does the Bible, all that Christ was and is. Because of that, I know that this church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is our Lord and Saviors true church once again established on the earth, and that the authority by which we function is his eternal power and authority. I cannot say any less. He lives. He loves us, and the happiness found in His true gospel is beyond anything I have ever known and the blessings that come to families is priceless, which is in part the knowledge that I have that my family can be together forever.

How I live my faith

My parents joined the Church when I was about 8 years old, so I have basically grown up in the Church. Over the course of my growing up in the church I helped prepare Sunday services, spoke during church and at times have taught a few classes. I have also helped out with any event that I could, in whatever capacity that I could, from vacuuming to setting up chairs to preparing food or helping someone move. Plus I would often enjoy spending time with the church's missioanries in helping them share the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. While at university I generally go out about 3-4 times a week with them. I've always tried to be an active citizen in my community as well as in my church but I always made sure that my many other activities never interfered with Sunday services or other church commitments I would have throughout the week. Despite the small size of the church in my area, I have always enjoyed spending time and having fun with the members.