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Hi I'm Chad

I was born and raised in colorado. I love to build and fix anything. I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I grew up in Colorado. I love camping in the great outdoors. I went one semester at Brigham Young University where I was studying Electrical Engineering. I have been interested in electrical engineering ever since I was a young boy taking every broken appliance I could find apart. I have since put my scholastic life on hold to serve a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I plan to return to BYU at the end of my mission. I love to listen to music, drive, hike, and spend time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, I chose to go to church because that is just what my family did. I never didn't enjoy it, I just had never made that personal decision to go. When I left home for collage I had to make it and fast. I really felt the strength that comes from going to church and partaking of the sacrament. I always felt so much better after church and just felt like I had so much more energy. After one semester of college, I left for my mission. I think that this is where my real spiritual growth actually happened. I had always gone to church, but I had failed to read my scriptures everyday. On a mission, your only focus is the gospel. I started reading my scriptures intently. Once I started doing that, I started to feel the Spirit of God. It helps me know that what I am reading and doing is of God. Scripture study is, I think, one of the most important things that I can be doing everyday. I worry about eating, drinking, and hygiene every day. And, while these things are important, I also need to be thinking about what it is that I am giving my spirit to live on. Jesus said that those who will drink the water that he will give of them, will never thirst. I also have gained a testimony of the Book of Mormon. It has such a powerful spirit about it. And the spirit testifies of truth. I have come to know that it is true and that it is the word of god through prayer and study. I would like to invite all to see what is behind its covers and to follow its council to ask God, the one who knows all, and see if it is not true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday of my life. It is in the choices I make and who I am. In this world of changing standards, it is hard to know what is right and what is wrong. I have found that though daily scripture study and prayer, I can receive guidance in my life. This doesn't mean I am perfect, far from it, but at least I know where I am going. Currently I am serving full-time as a missionary helping others receive this same message of peace. This church is a church of service and I love the opportunities I get to serve. Listening about the gospel is one thing, but it is when I put it into action that the real joy comes. I hope that when people see me and what I do, they can see the one I follow, who is Jesus Christ.

What is faith?

Faith is the driving power behind every action. Take a telephone for example. If we didn't have a belief that the phone would actually call somebody, we wouldn't even think to use it. Because we can't see the future, we don't know for sure that using the phone will actually produce a useful result. Therefore, we use faith to pick up a phone and call the person that we desire to contact. Faith in prayer works the same way. In order for a prayer to be useful, we need to have the faith that somebody is on the other side listening. I know that God is there on the other side listening and waiting. I know this through the same way we get a verification of my faith in a telephone. I have used it, and I have seen the results of prayer. Not huge things like splitting the red sea, but little things like finding an item that was lost. I know that any amount of faith can grow. All we need is a desire to believe. Show more Show less