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Hi I'm Brad

I am a husband, father, grandfather and retired attorney. I am a proud member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

I am a husband and father of six children who have given my wife and me 21 grandchildren. I remember their names and ages, but my wife remembers their birthdays. Thank goodness! I retired this year from a law practice I started 21 years ago. It was with mixed emotions as I miss the people, but I enjoy being with my wife and doing all the projects I have neglected for lack of time. My wife enjoys camping and I enjoy fly fishing, so I bought her a canoe for Christmas. We look forward to days in the mountains this summer where we can spend special quiet days together. In September we will be leaving for Sweden where we will spend the next two years as missionaries. I served a mission in the late 1960s in Scotland, but we have looked forward to the possibility of serving together since our marriage 43 years ago. We are very excited and anxious about this calling. I think our children and grandchildren are as excited as we are about this opportunity. Some are already making plans to save so they can come and visit us there.

Why I am a Mormon

My loving parents tried, as loving parents should, to impart to my siblings and me the principles that made their lives happy and productive. Among those principles were the Gospel of Jesus Christ as they have been restored to the earth through Joseph Smith, Jr. As a teenager, I tried to compromise those principles so I didn't seem like a fanatic to my friends. I came to a point where I had to decide whether I believed and live the Gospel or just lived without those principles, as most of the people I knew were doing. Those people seems as content with their lives as anyone else, but I had to admit that there was something special about those who had committed their lives to the Church - something deeper and profound. I began to read the New Testament and the Book of Mormon with the intent of living the principles taught there and learning about Jesus Christ as much as I could. I have discovered that I have a greater degree of peace and tranquility than I did before. I also discovered that I have faith and

How I live my faith

From a very early age we learn to participate in group settings and to give talks in public. That experience has allowed me to serve on boards and in executive positions in many community settings. I served on the board of directors of the community ballet association, all positions including president of the Northern Nevada Estate Planning Council, on the board of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, president of the Inter-stake Business and Professional Association (affiliated with the BYU Management Society), chairman of the Council for Exceptional Children, to name a few. In these organizations, I was able to see substantial improvements that have lasted through the years because I had the experience in my church responsibilities. Wherever I serve, I happily live my religion. I refrain from unseemly language, alcoholic beverages, or inappropriate associations. This has given my fellow workers confidence of my fidelity and earned their trust. I also keep a good sense of humor through good times and difficult challenges. I find that if I keep my faith, I keep perspective when life is hard. I know I have a loving Heavenly Father and that He hears my prayers. I try not to think of him as a super hero who is supposed to do what I want, but as the wise father who knows what is best and will help me through the inevitable challenges of life. I have made sacred covenants to keep his commandments and (imperfectly) I try to live them every day of my life.