What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Brad

I grew up in northern Virginia. I have a passion for music and God. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student at BYU and just finished my first semester back in December. Right now I am an open major and have no idea what I want to do for a career. I have some ideas, but none that I am certain about. Currently, I am just trying to find myself and what I really have a passion for. Fortunately, I have a little extra time to decide on my major because I am taking two years off from school to go serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the California Carlsbad Mission! I love music. Music is my being. I've been singing basically since I could talk and just have a deep passion for music. I sang in the BYU Men's Chorus and aspire to be in BYU Vocal Point (an all male A cappella group). Though, I don't think I will major in music, I want to always keep it in my life. I want to perform and do community stuff. Whenever I can, I want to sing.

Why I am a Mormon

Well first off, I'm a Mormon because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church of Christ restored to the earth. Now let me backtrack a little. I was raised in the church, but I didn't always believe. When I was about 13, I reached a point in my life where everything that I thought I believed was thrown up in the air. Before that I thought I knew the Church was true, but I realized that I had just been leaning on my parents' faith. I began to doubt the existence of God. I was essentially agnostic. I didn't believe in God, but I didn't not believe. As I talked with my mom, she explained the promise of the Book of Mormon to me. All I needed to do was to read the book and ask God if it was true because if that book is true, then, by logic, everything else in the Church would fall into place. I began to take up that promise. I began to read from the Book of Mormon every night and say my nightly prayers. It took me a few months, but eventually I got to the end. I wanted to be sure that I could get an answer if one were to come, so as I was dog-sitting at the time I had my family friend's home to myself. I knelt down and offered the most sincere prayer I had ever offered. As I asked, "Is the Book of Mormon true?" a peace and warmth and assurance rushed into my soul. I knew at that moment that it was true and it's something that I cannot deny and that's why I am a Mormon today.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing my best to really apply Christ's sacrifice into my life. I love to repent. Some people think of repentance as a scary thing or something extremely difficult. Repentance is not a scary thing at all. To repent literally means to change for the better. Who doesn't want that? I do my best to live my faith by striving to repent every single day, to work to become better, so that I can become more like my Savior.