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Hi I'm Chad.

I am a small business owner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of 2. My family is my top priority. I am an attorney. I was laid off by a large national law firm two and a half years ago and decided to hang out my own shingle. My business has been a huge blessing in my life. I have been able to make a living to support my family. One of my life's passions is sports - to play and watch. I love the SF 49ers, SF Giants, Phoenix Suns, San Jose Sharks, Iowa Hawkeyes, and BYU Cougars. I love being active. I ride my bike 12 miles to work and back at least once a week, and often on Saturdays too. One of my favorite rides is at Quicksilver Park in South San Jose. I snowboard, hike, golf, play baseball, flag football, and basketball.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was born and raised in the Mormon church. My father was Presbyterian, but loved the focus of the Mormon church on families and moral values. So he attended church with my mother and me. In this way, I was basically raised in the Mormon church. My father did eventually convert to Mormonism. However, being Mormon is not always an easy thing. When I went to an out-of-state college at the age of 18, I had to decide whether I believed the principles I was taught. Would I continue to attend the Mormon church? It certainly seemed like it would be nice to take Sundays off. I spent a lot of time praying and reading the scriptures. Similar to Joseph Smith's desire to know which of the many churches was God's, I was seeking truth. After some time, as I was praying one night I received a personal confirmation. It was not a loud or startling event. Rather, it was a quiet but powerful feeling that the things I believed in were true. The good news is that I received an answer to my prayers. The bad news is that I no longer had any excuses. God had answered my prayers and I could not deny it. I have never looked back or doubted since that day.

How I live my faith

The Mormon church has no paid clergy. The members perform the various functions to help each other. For the past 2 years I have been teaching the 14 and 15-year-olds in our area on a weekly basis. This is one of the best things I have done. The youth inspire me and give me hope for the future generation. I look forward to preparing the weekly lessons. Even though I'm the class "teacher," I find that I'm really a pupil in the Lord's University. As I learn more about his gospel, the more I can see its perfection. I have come to love his law and have a desire to obey his commandments. In this world of darkness, Jesus Christ serves as a sure foundation on which we can build to survive the storm. One of the greatest teachings of the gospel is to love our neighbor. For Mormons, everyone is our neighbor! In good times, and especially in bad, there are always those who need a lift of some sort. I do my best to find opporunities to help others. I am the receipient of so many blessings and hope that I can be an instrument in the Lord's hands to help another.