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Hi I'm Chad

... and I like to party. I'm also the stuntman. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to sing! Karaoke nights are my favorite. I like to be outside, snowboarding, white water rafting, camping... things of that nature. I really like to drive, I'm kinda a speed demon. I love all kinds of music from classical to hip-hop to metal. I'm a college student and probably will be for awhile, hopefully I'll decide on what to major in some day.

Why I am a Mormon

My family is religious and I was taught about God from a young age. I've always had many relatives and friends that are not religious and this provided me with an understanding of how religious values are important in our lives. I never doubted that God exists, but I never really took religion or my relationship with God seriously until I was sixteen years old. At the time I had made a goal to always be doing something good, to use my time wisely. I did this because I wanted to be happier. I guess I was tired of being a moody teenager with low self-esteem. Just a few days after I had made this commitment to myself I began to feel something near me. When I thought about my goals, my dreams and life in general, I could feel something guiding me. I began to seek for this presence to be with me and I knew that it was the Spirit. For the first time I really prayed knowing that I was being heard by a real and loving being. I know that God lives and that He loves us. From then on my life changed forever. I came to know that The Church if Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is His church. The presence of the Spirit is amplified so much in the gospel. I believe that strengthening our personal relationship with our Heavenly Father is the key to true happiness. I know that if our desire is to be closer to the Lord, He can help anyone to know the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Ever sense I could remember, my family has brought people in need into our home. Many of these people were our relatives and many have been close family friends, but some have been complete strangers to us. I once worked at a supermarket when I was 17 years old and on my way into work one day I saw a young man sitting outside on the curb. During my brake I went outside with some co-workers and he was still there sitting down. After my shift was over I waited outside to be picked up by one of my family members. My mother came and as we were about to drive away I noticed the same person who had been there all day sitting in the same spot. I commented on it to my mother and she drove over to where he was and rolled down the window. We asked him who he was and what he was doing, and it turned out he was from another state and had just come into town earlier that day on a bus so he could go to court for his father the next morning. When he told us that he had no where to go and that he didn't know anyone, a strong feeling rushed over me. I remember looking my mother in the eyes as if we were both questioning what we already knew we had to do. We had no idea that night, but for the next few months my friend Joseph lived with us. My parents helped him to get a job and my whole family helped him get back on his feet. Other times I brought a friend home and told my parents that he had no where to go. With courage and love, my parents never turned a person down that they new they could help, and the Lord sent many to our home. I often find myself with a friend talking about their lives for hours on end. Sitting with and really listening to others can help them so much. Sometimes I'll give counsel when I feel the need to, but I think that just being there for someone when life is hard is a great way to show Christ-like love. This is how I strive to live my faith.