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Hi I'm Diane Bradley

I grew up a military brat. I attended a year of BYU. I'm on a mission to in Ecuador. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived in nine different places, including Korea and Germany. My parents got divorced and then remarried other people. I have four step siblings three full siblings and three half siblings. My mom, step dad, step siblings, full siblings, one half brother, and I all live in a four bedroom house together. I was heavily involved in music and theater in High school playing the roles of Mrs.Potts in Beauty and the Beast an Juror #3 in 12 Angry Jurors. I hope to become a professional choir director. I attended BYU for a year. A month and a half ago I entered the Provo MTC and I am now on a mission to Ecuador Guayaquil South.

Why I am a Mormon

Life is confusing and hard. So many things just don't make sense. Out of all the things in my life, the gospel is the clearest to me. I'm a very anxious person, but when I go to church or read my scriptures I just feel calm. I know exactly what I'm supposed to do and who I am. I've seen the difference in my life between when I'm following the principles that I've learned in church and when I've decided to do things my way. Even a small deviation from what I know I'm supposed to be doing can drive the Lord's spirit away and make my life harder. I've felt Christ's hands guiding my life on many occasion and I want to be the best I can. Christ gave His life for me so I could live with him again and all He's asking me to do is follow Him. I can do that.

How I live my faith

I have led the music at meetings many times. I go to church and mutual every week. Beyond that, I have made it a personal goal and habit to read the scriptures and pray every day. I don't use swear words or take drugs and alcohol. At my High school, that made me stick out a little. I try to participate in most of the service projects and temple trips that my congregation does. I've had callings in my youth group at various times, such as president, first councilor, and secretary. Right now I am serving a full time mission.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Diane Bradley
The Book of Mormon is much like the Bible. It is a collection of smaller books of scriptures written by prophets. These prophets testify of Christ and give us a brief history of their people. The last prophet of this time period, Mormon, put this book together by abridging the records of these prophets and choosing excerpts from their writings. The Book of Mormon is not an addend or a detraction of the Bible, it is a separate book and another testament of Christ. The Bible and the Book of Mormon together give us a more complete picture of what God's plan is for us. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Diane Bradley
In my experience Mormon women are powerful examples of strength and love. We believe in complete equality between man and women, but we do not believe our roles in this life are exactly the same. Just like the roles of mother and father are not the same, but each is vital to a family. Mormon women hold leadership positions, serve others, and preach the gospel. All of the greatest covenants we make, including baptism and temple covenants, are the same for men and women in the church and we receive the same blessings and power from them. I do not feel that I am less important than any man in the church. I know that Heavenly Father loves me and all of his sons and daughters equally. The influence and power of a righteous woman is immeasurable and I feel blessed to have known so many wonderful Mormon women and one day hope to become like them. Show more Show less