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Hi I'm Brad

I love to run. I enjoy singing and reading. I love my family. My wife and children are awesome. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married to a wonderful woman - and she has made such a great and positive impact on my life. We have been blessed with eight children. Each child is special in their own way. The joy that comes from watching them grow and develop is one of the great rewards of being a parent. I enjoy the out-of-doors and love to hike. During high school, I had a great opportunity to work near the Grand Canyon. I, along with other employees, were able to travel to various national parks one day each week and enjoy the powerful beauty of God's creations. It was an awesome experience. I love to share those experiences now with my family. Music has played an important role in my growing up years and also with my family now. I have two sisters that play the violin and two brothers that play the cello. Since I chose to play the viola, we had a built in string ensemble. I loved to sing with my brothers and with the entire family. My family shares the same love of music and each of my children enjoys singing or playing an instrument. With my wife's organization, we enjoy singing or playing together on Sunday evenings. It is a real treat. Professionally, I'm an accountant. Work has provided great opportunities for growth and the blessing of being able to provide for my family - for which I am very grateful. I enjoy reading to my children and sharing time together with them. I enjoy reading by myself and learning from the thoughts and experiences of others. Life is awesome.

Why I am a Mormon

I am blessed with a rich heritage of family that love the Lord Jesus Christ and His restored gospel. Documented stories of great-grandparents willing to leave their native lands to follow after their faith in Christ are an inspiration to me. My parents also provided strong examples of obedience, love and service to the Lord in the way they lived their lives and the way they love me and my siblings. I know my parents have a knowledge of the truthfulness of the gospel. I mentioned earlier, I had the opportunity to work near the Grand Canyon during high school. This proved to be a very formative period for me when I came to know of the truthfulness of the gospel. I took the time, during non-work hours, to read and study the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I also read the writings of some of the apostles of the church. The doctrines made sense. They were simple. They were pure. They provided correct principles to live by and they provided meaningful ways to love and serve others. All of the "do's and don'ts" made sense. And living by those principles brought peace and happiness to my life. The passages that spoke about the Lord Jesus Christ, describing His atoning sacrifice and what that meant for me personally, were very powerful and touched my heart. I came to know, through the Spirit, that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. As I continued to read, I found promises in both the Book of Mormon and Bible for those that exercise faith in the Lord. Examples include the promise that the Lord will sustain and deliver those that trust in Him and that God will manifest the truth to those that pray to him in faith and with real intent. By putting those promises to the test, the Lord has sustained me and has revealed, through the Holy Spirit, that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the church Jesus restored on the earth through men in our time so that we can return and live with Him again.

How I live my faith

3rd John chapter 1 verse 4 states "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth". This is my greatest joy as well - and I work with my wife to help our children love the gospel and feel the Lord's love for them. We do this through studying the scriptures together, by praying together and by the way we attempt to live our lives. Through various family activities (both fun and work) we seek to build strong bonds between us and help each other learn and grow. I strive to be honest in all that I do and subscribe to the well-know addage "Honesty is the best Policy". Through the priesthood, I am able to provide blessings to my wife and children in their times of need. While each of us has struggles from time to time, by pulling together and relying on the Lord, we're able to overcome life's challenges and find happiness together. Currently, I'm serving in the church by leading the local congregation where our family lives. Since our church does not have paid ministry, each member serves in some capacity to help. We work together to organize worship services each week and to ensure that the needs of the members are met. I have specific responsibilities for the youth and to work with them as they develop and strengthen their faith and testimonies of the Savior, Jesus Christ, and of His restored gospel. I work with a great group of 16 to 18 year old young men - and their understanding of the gospel and their faithfulness is a joy to me. I also have the opportunity to counsel with church members in various capacities regarding spiritual, emotional or financial challenges they might be facing. It is a joy to see individuals exercise faith in Christ as we counsel together. I also take opportunities to serve in the community and help as I can. Recently, my company sponsored an event at a school for migrant children to provide needed supplies and a clean environment. It was a wonderful and humbling experience to be with those children.