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Hi I'm Wade Burt

I grew up as an Air Force Brat - and an Agnostic. My Baptism at 40 changed my life. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a family man. My children range in age from 7 to 37. I have 12 grandchildren. I am a “Jack of all Trades”. In the years since my baptism I have become a Healthcare IT Consultant. My career has taken a very positive turn as I have been blessed to be exposed to technology in the healthcare industry. I am always amazed at how the talents I have been granted by God are put to work in my calling in the Church – and then I am able to use those skills to better support my family. I was an Agnostic until I was 40 years old (September 1997), when I was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My wife and I were sealed in the Atlanta Temple along with 2 of our 5 children. Unfortunately my wife passed away when I was 44 years old. I married my current wife of over 10 years after we met at a Church event. We have a 7 and 9 year child, both of them born in the covenant. My life has been blessed by many experiences - a son who completed a mission in Salt Lake City, many of my children being baptized in the Gospel, and many of my children have been blessed with a more spiritual and calm life than the one which they grew up in. We live a very fast and exciting life as I get a second chance at parenthood. We are blessed that our 7 and 9 year old children are healthy and quite active. They both enjoy attending Church with their family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I have become the Mormon I used to laugh at! I am a Mormon because I am certain there is more to our lives than simply the earthly existence we have while we are here. In my pre-baptism Agnostic lifestyle, I was simply not convinced that there was anything else beyond this. My dad raised us telling us that “you are here – and then you are gone”. He was wrong. In the last 15 or so years, I have simply seen too many things that ask the question– “what is beyond this life?” I have also been very aware of the answers to these previously mysterious questions and how clearly those answers have been delivered. I “became” a Mormon before my mother passed away. Her opposition to my baptism was significant – she simply felt that the baptism was not necessary – even though she claimed to be a Baptist. My answer to her was what it is to those who ask me that question now – look at my life before baptism and look at it afterwards. Can there be any question? My life is far from perfect today. Just like most people, we continue to struggle with many temporal issues. I am a Mormon because it has become a way of life for me and my family. After living a life trying to prove there is no God, I know that I have a Heavenly Father and that He knows and loves each one of us unconditionally. I have personally seen miracles come from my keeping the covenants I have made with my Heavenly Father. I know I am blessed for choosing to live the Mormon lifestyle and standards. For me, there can be no doubt

How I live my faith

Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has changed almost everything about the way I live. It has given me a more spiritual outlook on life. I have been blessed to be called to a number of callings where I have learned any number of Gospel teachings having to do with a variety of issues. These all make my life stronger. My callings to serve others in the Church have given me spiritual clarity as I have visited with brethren and sisters in service to them. I begin and end each day with prayer. It has become a calming influence for me to know that my Heavenly Father, my Savior and The Holy Ghost are each with me to help me get through each day. As I take time to pray and to thank them for the blessings I have enjoyed, I am reminded of the noisy life I led before my baptism. It is a great feeling to know the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true and can help each of us to resist temptation and survive the stress of our life on this Earth. The peace that comes from prayer and the study of the Gospel is an amazing experience. I attend the Temple as often as I can. Sometimes it is not as often as I would like, but we go as often as we can. The peace and protection felt there is overwhelming as we partake of the sacred ordinances in the Temple and are able to be enlightened by the perfect knowledge we can all have in The House of The Lord. My daily scripture study helps me understand the Plan of Happiness. I continue to try to understand what I can in the scriptures. It has to be an ongoing process simply because there is so much to learn. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has afforded me opportunity to serve others. Whether it is working in the Bishop’s Storehouse, providing disaster assistance in places like Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, and others, or visiting families, I live my faith by serving others whenever I can. The peace I enjoy in my life is amazing.