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Hi I'm Brad Bowser

I am the 8th of 12 children, a husband, a father of 4, a biomechanics researcher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the 8th of 12 children from a small town where we were the only members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Being from a big family our vacations often included road trips to various parts of the United States and Canada. We often would spend a week fishing at a lake or the weekend in the woods hunting. This is where I gained a great love for the outdoors. I am a father of 4 children (2 boys and 2 girls). I love spending time with them in any way possible. I have coached youth soccer, football, baseball, and currently 4th grade basketball. I have yet to be a coach for my girls who love to dance, but I often join them when playing Just Dance on the wii. I also love to be physically active and have a wonderful wife who I have run a couple half marathons with. I enjoy playing early morning basketball, and am always up for some backyard football. For my profession I teach Biomechanics at a University and do research to improve functional movements for people with multiple sclerosis.

Why I am a Mormon

Before I was born my parents became Mormons. My parents taught me from the scriptures the nature of God and the love that the Savior has for his children. I learned through their examples what it meant to be a true disciple of Christ. When I was 2 years old my parents were told that I had spinal meningitis and that I would not live through the night. They went on to inform my parents that in the rare case that I did survive I would be mentally handicapped for the rest of my life. After hearing this news my father gave me a blessing to be healed. I made a full recovery having absolutely no side effects. As a matter of fact I recently received a PhD in Biomechanics. As a 19 year old missionary in El Salvador my companion and I were attacked by two men with machetes while walking to a teaching appointment. In helping my companion escape assault I sustained 3 cuts to my face and neck that barely missed by carotid artery and a cut to my wrist that severed the ulnar nerve and artery. The cuts were pretty bad and the blood loss was great, but once again I received a blessing to be healed by my companion. The Lord once again in his infinite mercy spared my life. Both my experience as a toddler and my experience as a missionary have helped me to gain knowledge that the healing power of the Savior is on the Earth today. This power is the priesthood given to his righteous servants to serve and bless the lives of others. It is the same priesthood that our Savior Jesus Christ used to heal the sick and otherwise afflicted when he administered to those in Jerusalem. These experiences and many others have helped me to gain a sure knowledge of the Savior's love for me and all of his children. I know that God lives and loves each and everyone of his children. We are blessed with trials to strengthen our faith and by turning to the Savior our trials truly become some of our greatest blessings.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by loving and serving others. For the past 7 years I have served the young men in some capacity. It has been a great blessing to share my knowledge of the Savior's love for his children to these young men. It has been particularly enjoyable to share this knowledge while camping with the young men in the swamps of southern Georgia, the banks of the Missouri River, and on the beaches of Delaware.