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Hi I'm Derek Brady

Grew up in Albuquerque, NM. Played football in High School. Sports fan. Currently a resident of Austin, TX. I'm a Mormon yo!

About Me

I am 22 years old and I returned home from serving a mission for the Church in the Missouri Independence mission. I love playing sports and hanging out with family and friends. I played football in High School. I have a wonderful family with 2 younger brothers and 2 younger sisters and the greatest parents ever. They are awesome and family is most important to me. I love the Lord with all of my heart, and I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to be out here doing His work everyday. It is the greatest blessing!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy! It brings me peace and joy. The standards that we as members uphold for our Church have kept me out of trouble in so many aspects. It gives me a sense of gratitude and desire to become more like my Savior. Life is difficult but with the Restored Gospel, it's easier. It gospel provides me with so much direction in my life. Because I know who I am, where I'm from, and where I'm going, it is easier to make life decisions. I also take comfort knowing that the Lord won't let me go astray. I know that he wants the absolute best for me, and so He will help guide me to obtain all the blessings that he is so willing to give to me. I am a Mormon because I want to be with my family forever, and this church provides the ordinances to make that happen and because I know personally for a fact that this is the true church of Christ I know this Church is true. I know the Book of Mormon is true. Joseph Smith was a true prophet and we have a living prophet on the earth today. I know that Jesus is the Christ and God loves each and every one of us.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by sharing the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. We live to learn and grow to be like our Savior. We make the right decisions even when it seems unpopular or irregular. I'm not perfect but I try my best to live how the Savior lives. I also live the gospel through service. It teaches me who I must become. It is in everything I do, and it is in every way a part of me. I try to aim every aspect of my life around the Gospel of Jesus Christ, because he means everything to me, and this Gospel means everything to me. It defines who I am.