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Hi I'm Brady

I am a Musician. I am an entrepreneur. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a hard worker. I love to build things. Just using my hands makes me happy. Stuff like model cars and rockets or bigger scale things like brick walkways, wooden cabinetry, or shelving etc. etc. I was born in Lancaster, California and grew up in Tremonton, Utah. I love it here. Small town community where everybody knows everybody, three traffic lights, and plenty of back-wood roads where speed limits are tough to abide. My dad is a self employed mechanic and my mother is first grade teacher. If there's anything I learned to love in my youth it's cars and children. I am self employed at a Sno Shack in Garland, a neighboring town of Tremonton. I was twelve years old and the family and I were driving down a street in Ogden, Utah when we saw the shack with a for sale sign on it. Through thought and prayer, we purchased the ole boy. Now, 8 years later, it's a social hotspot of all the surrounding towns. I'm a manager now and have invested in automobiles and real estate properties. These are the blessings I have noted in my life as a Mormon. In other getting-to-know-you information, I am the second in a family of four siblings and two loving parents. I have an older sister and two younger brothers. My dad is a convert to the LDS church and served a full time mission in Japan. I am 18 years old and finished with a year of college at Utah State University where I will hopefully become a choir teacher. I have recently finished my mission in Santa Rosa, California.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Well, it's really not too elaborate. I was born into the church. I mentioned that my father was a convert. He was sealed to my wonderful mother in the Temple. I was raised with an emphasis of the truth of this gospel and over time, I gained a testimony for myself that it was indeed the true Church of Jesus Christ. Now, although I was born into the Church and gained a testimony of it's truth for myself, this doesn't mean that my testimony was not challenged. I was born with a disorder that makes my bones more fragile than most. I have broken 30+ bones in my short lifetime and expect many many more. There were times that I would be lying in a hospital bed with a metal rod through my knee holding it together, or a cast that stretched from the soul of my foot to the top of my rib cage. There were times I would sit through one of my brothers' baseball or basketball games and want nothing more than to join them. Just go run and play with the other kids. There were days I'd wake up with nothing to look forward to but simply relearning how to walk. It was these days that both hurt my testimony and strengthened it the most. It was on these lonely days that I felt the comfort of my savior beside me. It was on these days that I learned that happiness doesn't come with being able to run, jump or play, but it is what you make of a situation. God has blessed me with limitations so that I could learn and grow in other aspects of my life. He has blessed me with trials that I might know of a surety that it truly is a blessing to live, no matter how. I have a testimony of this church. I bear a solemn witness that it is the true Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. There is no doubt in my mind that Joseph Smith saw what he said he saw and that he heard a direct revelation and means of which to restore the church upon this earth. That is my simple, pure testimony. I hope that it will mean something to you, as it means the world to me.

How I live my faith

I truly believe that one of the biggest characteristics of a Mormon is how much they serve. I take note of services done to me and in turn, try to do my best to help others. So, in response to the heading of "How I live my faith," I live my faith by serving others. I mentioned I was a hard worker, and I don't mind getting dirty. The best thing about living out in the country is the opportunity to serve is always prevalent. Mucking barns, fixing cars, landscaping, or just being there for people you love in a time of hardship. When you are serving others with a smile, the spirit is your companion. Aside from service, I try to be the best example I can to my friends, members or not. I will not use profane language, I obey the Word of Wisdom, that is, refusing tobacco products and highly caffeinated drinks, I obey the Law of Chastity, and I try to always wear a smile. I am a really happy guy! See: =D I know it is through the blessings of the atonement that I have been forgiven of my sins, thus, relieved of the burden of guilt that would be bestowed upon me. So, in a roundabout way, I'm happy because of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm happy because I can see His blessings all around me! In nature. In people. In family. In material items. In the plan of salvation. The list goes on and on! I live my faith by being a good example of happiness and joy that comes from being a Mormon.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Brady
In the Book of Mormon we read that "no unclean thing can dwell with God" (1 Nephi 10:21). We also know that as humans, we make a lot of mistakes. In fact, none of us are completely clean, aside from Jesus Christ himself. And yet there is still a way to live with God, and that is through the atonement. Jesus Christ took upon himself the sins of the world so that we could be forgiven. In essence, He paid the price for my entry. He made it possible for me to be forgiven for my mistakes, cleansed, and eventually, be permitted into the presence of God. He died under the weight of our sins. Just goes to show how much He loves you. This is a good verse too: And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities. Alma 7:12 Christ suffered so He could know how to comfort you. Succor you. He knows what you're going through. Trial, illness, adversity, etc. He can walk with you because He knows how you are feeling in every situation! That is so comforting to me. I love my savior! Show more Show less