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Hi I'm Bracy

I was born into a Mormon family before the Internet Era. I'm a husband, father and computer security researcher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of four daughters. I strive to be a good example to them and to support my family. I am currently living away from them while I search for a way to accomplish that fully. My current search for the kind of employment that can support them and that I love has brought me to Utah. I've spent the last six months here, but have only seen my family in Christmas. It is very hard on all of us, but it is worth it. Showing my family the importance of being self-reliant and striving to do all you can with what you've been given is an important part of the Gospel. I love nature and technology. I use technology while enjoying nature, but can easily put down any devices and enjoy it as God created it. A few of my favorite hobbies are Camping, Hiking, Firearms, Computers, Amateur Radio, Role-Playing (Dungeons & Dragons), Photography, Astronomy, Collecting Hats. I mix as many of these hobbies together as can reasonably be done, while still enjoying them. All of these hobbies all me to do my most important task of Socializing with family and friends. I feel my relationships with others are one of the most important things in life, as they are the only things that will continue into the next life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family who was already Mormon. So I was taught the teachings from an early age. I was taught that I should go on a mission to share the Gospel and what we know to be true. But I quickly realized in my late teens that I could not comfortably share the Gospel if I didn't truly believe and have a personal testimony of my Savior. So just prior to me decided to serve a mission, I spent some time with a friend at a special place for one weekend. We had lost of chances to enjoy nature and talk about things which turned out to be the best weekend I had ever had up to that time in my life. As we discussed things, I had many special moments where the Spirit of God would touch my heart in a way that it had never done before. It was always when we were discussing Jesus Christ or the Church or my possible mission. I knew that I MUST serve a mission and share the wonderful feelings and truths that I now knew. I now still love sharing the Gospel, but thanks to that experience I can share it with anyone without fear of rejection. I can also share it with people who already know of the joy it can bring. One of my greatest joys is sharing it with my family. Watching my wife or my children learn a new principle and gaining a testimony of it makes me see some of the joy our Heavenly Father must have when we obey and learn and grow.

How I live my faith

My faith is what drives my life. I ask others about their faith and what drives them and share my faith with anyone who will listen. I've found that most everyone who shares their faith with me wants to hear about mine. It brings me closer to them and usually develops a strong friendship as well. I'm one who typically has many friends and I get along with others well. My social media profiles contain friends who are true friends and not just someone to add to a list. I socialize with whom I can support and whom support me. You know, "Birds of a feather..." I work in my church with the youth mostly. I love to see their enthusiasm for life and am grateful to be able to help shape their life. I have become the student while teaching them many times. Sometimes as adults we forget some things that we learned while we were younger. It's great to be reminded. I love sharing the Gospel with others. I served a mission for the church in the Japan Tokyo South Mission for two years from 1993-1995. I learned to speak and write (just a little) Japanese and now love the Japanese people and culture with all my heart. It has opened my eyes to many other cultures and languages. I try to learn in all things now because of this experience.