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Hi I'm Chad

I moved around the western US growing up and I love meeting new people.

About Me

I come from a big family and I love teaching kids. I worked as a life guard and swim instructor and I played water polo in high school. I enjoy playing catch with my brothers, practicing guitar, extended backpacking trips, white water rafting and ocean kayaking. I have taken a semester of college and will soon be serving a mission in Argentina, Bahia Blanca. Also through out my time in high school I volunteered as a camp counselor for four, week long sessions where I looked after and instructed 6th graders from school around the state at a camp on the Oregon Coast. I am passionate about environmental stewardship and building relationships with others.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in a strong Mormon family I have always been able to rely on the testimony of my parents and other family members. It was almost a given that the church is true. But the turning point of my spiritual development was in my first year of high school when I started attending a seminary and learned how to study the scriptures and truly feel the spirit. I have can testify that The Book of Mormon is of divine origin and was translated by the power of God. I learned this by first familiarizing myself with the contents; pondering it's meaning and application of it's lessons in my life; and then asking my Heavanly fathers in prayer of it's truthfulness. For me, I see all of creation and everything in this world as direct testimony of the existence of and power of our Heavanly Father. I am a Mormon because it's the only way I can live my life to the fullest. My membership in the church is not a pass from hardship and challenge but instead a gift of strength to make it through the challenges and brings reassurance and perspective that this mortal life is not the final stage of my existence.

How I live my faith

I am an assistant adviser to a group of 14 and 15 year old young men. Along with the two other adult leaders I facilitate planning meeting and advise the young man who is called as the groups president. I love teaching the guys in class Sundays and activity nights through out the week. I relate to them strongly because I was in their shoes not too long ago. I have recently been called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints and I have been assigned to a mission field in Argentina. I have very excited serve the people of Argentina and experience another part of this wide world. Day to day, I live my faith by praying to my Heavenly Father regularly, and reading his words in the scriptures and studying the words of his prophets. I strive to know my savior better each day.