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Hi I'm Bradley

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in North Carolina, but I basically grew up in a small town in Utah. I've always loved the outdoors. I also love college sports. I'm a huge fan of North Carolina. Go Tar Heels! Since I was little, I've also liked airplanes. It still amazes me how a machine that big can stay up in the air. It's like magic. I build and display my own little fleet of WWII-era airplanes and imagine what it would be like to fly them. If I could, I'd be a pilot, but I was not blessed with good eyesight to say the least. So I chose to learn about something where I could hopefully make a difference in the lives of others, even strangers. I worked as an orthopedic/trauma nurse for several years and now I am a nurse practitioner in a small town in southeast Georgia, fixing fractures and helping people feel better. My wife and I love the South.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Mormon. I left Utah and went back to North Carolina for college and I realized that I had to stand on my own. I became more familiar with other teachings from different churches and began to realize that all the answers that were truly valuable to me and that built my faith in God the most were in my life already. One of the greatest things I’ve learned is that I can speak with God myself and he will guide me and give me answers. Nowhere else was I more encouraged to pray to seek answers than right here from my church leaders and from reading the Book of Mormon. I’ve felt the Lord’s guidance many times in my life and once I realized what it was that I was experiencing, I knew this church was where I needed to be. That kind of feeling and knowledge is difficult to explain, but I know God knows me. I feel he knows who I am and what I need. God is not far away at all. The more I pray, the closer he feels. I know he hears and answers my prayers.

How I live my faith

The thing I try to keep in mind every day, whether I’m at work or doing other things, is that I am among my brothers and sisters. No matter where I go or what I am doing, I can hopefully make a difference in someone’s day. I’ve noticed that when I think in this way, I feel a greater love for them and I want to help them. This makes my interactions with others more meaningful. As a leader in the men’s organization at church, I also look for ways our group can help the people I meet. It’s one thing to read about charity and service in the scriptures, it’s another to try it out for yourself and bring others along with you. I am certainly not perfect, but when I see others as my equal, it really makes a difference in how I feel and act.