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Hi I'm Baylor Joe Bradshaw

I was baptized on my 18th birthday, I will serve in the Mexico Mexico City North mission. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love to play baseball, and I love hanging out with my girlfriend. Ill talk about missions at anytime, to anyone.

Why I am a Mormon

I wasn't always able to be a member, nor did I always want to be. My parents have been divorced since i was very young, my father has always been a member and my mother has not. I grew up pretty well knowing some teachings of the LDS Church. Throughout my life I had not thought much about any church. Growing up, I would attend many christian churches with my Mom and when I was with my Dad on Sundays, I would attend the LDS Church with him. I never got real serious about wanting to know the absolute truth until my late teenage years. I was never pushed to do anything with any church, which is what I wanted because I wanted to know for myself. Having most of my family, my girlfriend, and most of my friends being LDS, I had plenty of examples to see and feel the Spirit. I had begun to feel for sure that the Mormon church was what was right. I had gained a lot of knowledge about the church from growing up decently close with it in my life. I lived with my Mom during the week to go to school, and then I was with my Dad on weekends and during the summer, I made the decision when I was 17 to move in with my Dad. After moving in, I decided that I wanted to be baptized, I had many opportunities to go to camps and activities with the youth of the church, I even prided myself on being the unbaptized super spiritual kid who knew a lot. Even before baptism, I came to know the realness and importance of the atonement. I was told that in order to be baptized, I needed to listen to the missionary discussions. I did not feel the need until after I had started, my girlfriend listened to them with me, and the Elders were more than missionaries, they were friends. I loved getting to listen to them. When everything was complete, I was able to be baptized on my 18th birthday. It has been the greatest journey. I have been able to do so much since that day. It's hard to cram a whole story like that into so few words, but I have felt the way the gospel can take you places. I love my Savior!

How I live my faith

I try to love all people. I always try to have the missionary tag painted on with the Spirit. I am always striving to keep a missionary attitude and always striving to live by the example of Christ. I try to always keep the atonement close to me and I do my best to use it daily. I am not perfect, but I try to live life worthy of the blessings of God. He can really give strength, and I try to live my life in a way that shows that I can represent Christ. I am not ashamed of this gospel and I feel that that is what, "having the missionary tag painted on with the Spirit," is all about.