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Hi I'm Brad

I'm a husband, father, and medical student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm graduating and starting an internship this summer. I like to be with my wife and daughters. I love mountains and plains. I like road trips with my family, mountain biking, and Nordic skiing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family who were members of the Church. I always believed in its teachings, but while I was in my first year of college I sincerely prayed to know if the Book of Mormon was true. God answered my prayers, and my beliefs and faith became more personal than ever. I knew more than ever that God is my father in heaven, and that he actually hears and answers my prayers. I knew that the Book of Mormon was true, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church of Jesus Christ, restored through a true prophet, Joseph Smith. Continued prayer, scripture study, effort, sharing, and living the Gospel has strengthened me and given me eternal perspective so I can live my everyday life in a way that I hope pleases my Heavenly Father. My family finds a refuge peace and happiness in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I teach 16 and 17 year old youth about the scriptures. I try to prepare my lessons throughout the week which helps strengthen me in the process. I am also responsible to look after and care for the needs of a few other families in my congregation. This includes visiting them monthly to see how they are doing and giving them spiritual messages. Each family has two such "Home Teachers." Living my faith means trying to do all that God wants me to do every day and being an example so that others will want to learn more about the Gospel.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

My family and I go to church every Sunday for three hours. It starts with a meeting where everyone is together in the chapel of our church building. This is called Sacrament meeting and lasts an hour and ten minutes. After it is finished, we separate to different classrooms for Sunday School, based on our age group. During the third and final hour the women, men, young women, and young men separate for meetings directed for each individual group. Children have a meeting together at this time, where they sing and get to give talks in a similar way as the youth and adults do. All of these church services are open to visitors, and we are encouraged to invite others and to help them feel welcome. Show more Show less