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Hi I'm Courtney Bradley

I am from Boston. I am a friend, a student, and a convert. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Boston is my home. I love being in Boston with my family. They are my rock. I also love sports; particularly, I love gymnastics, which has been my passion throughout my entire life. Gymnastics kept me obedient and disciplined as a child. I lived my life differently than other kids because I was competing regularly for USA gymnastics. Setting my morals and values high at a young age helped me become an example to the other kids in the gym. I know now that living my life this way was a part of Heavenly Fathers plan for me. In high school, I met my best friend because our mutual friends recognized that we had the same morals and values, which stood out to our friends, since we were only 17 years old. I soon found out that he was a mormon. His life style seemed familiar to me and I wanted to find out why. Little did his family know, I spent a lot of my time watching their behavior and trying to figure out what was so unique about them. About 2 years ago, my best friend was about to leave on his mission and he invited me to listen to his farewell talk. As he spoke about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his love for it and the Book of Mormon, I was overcome with happiness. I felt the spirit and from then on out, I was hungry for that feeling again. I started taking missionary discussions that following week and was baptized a few months later. Since joining the church, I have become a student at BYU in Provo, UT, where I will graduate and move onto Law school.

Why I am a Mormon

Becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was not an easy choice to make. My family was not pleased with the idea of me becoming a member. They strongly disapproved, which made doing what was right extremely difficult. I had developed a relationship with my Heavenly Father and I knew He wanted me to be baptized. Despite my parents ridicule, I was baptized and confirmed a member of the church. 2 years later my family has come around and they are grateful for my decision to be an LDS member.

How I live my faith

Since I am the only member in my family, I find myself participating in missionary work almost daily. It has been such a blessing for me to be able to talk about my faith to the people that matter most in my life. It has proven to be a testimony builder. Being the only member amongst my friends as well, I know that I am being watched by not only my family, but also my peers. When I was baptized into the Church, I took upon the name of Jesus Christ. That is something I have not taken lightly. I try to live each day following His example and His teachings so I can represent Him to the people who matter most to me.