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Hi I'm Bradley Goronson

I was born and raised in Las Vegas. I play the violin and viola. I enjoy math and science. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Las Vegas Nevada, United States. I have an older brother who served his mission in Oklahoma City and a younger brother in high school. I was born into the Church and have been a member my whole life. I love this Gospel, and the rich blessings it offers me in my life. I love music, and have played the violin and viola for the last eight years. I am a Biology major in college, and have completed a year so far prior to leaving for my mission. I am in the MTC preparing to serve in the China Hong Kong mission! I am very excited to go!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church and always loved it, but I didn't receive my own personal testimony until I was ten years old and I had a brain infection. The infection spread to my brain from my sinuses and eventually shut my body down. I was rushed to the hospital, but their hopes for me weren't very good. However a miracle was in the making. The one doctor in the city who had dealt with this particular problem before was able to rush over to the hospital to perform the surgery. My stake started to fast for me and my bishop came to the hospital to give me a priesthood blessing. I was stabilized and after a few days I woke up from my coma. The prognosis was that I would be handicapped, maybe not able to talk, walk, or feed myself. But over a few days I began to talk and feed myself, and with physical therapy I started to walk again and get back to normal physically. During nights I had a lot of alone time where I would just lay and ponder about everything. I would ask why everything was happening and I would try to understand where God is in my life. Over many hours of feeling, thinking, and praying it started to make sense. It was not a curse to have this medical problem, it was a blessing, an opportunity for me to gain my own personal testimony. I left after a bit more than a month in the hospital back to normal, but as I went home I took a sure testimony with me, and I have taken it with me ever since. Everything that has happened to me since then has done nothing but increased my testimony. Because of this testimony, the Gospel is what I want to base my life upon, because of this testimony I am a member of this Church.

How I live my faith

As a member of this Church, and a disciple of Jesus Christ, I think it is important for us to try and live what we believe. I try to live my faith by first knowing it, and studying it with excitement and effort each day. Study of the scriptures, and materials provided to us by the Church is essential to understanding how we live as a disciple of Christ. As a priesthood holder, I strive to honor my priesthood and to use it to serve others. The priesthood is all about service to others, and this service is the perfect way for me to live my faith. Something that can happen over time is someone will have their church life and their social life; two separate lives almost. In an attempt to live my faith, I believe it is important to live with just one life, no separation between how you act or think at church versus out in the world, just one life based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, and His Church.