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Hi I'm Bill Schroader

Hi, I'm Bill. I'm a husband and a father. I enjoy cooking and photography. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm an Internal Quality Auditor. I travel throughout the country to various facilities and audit them to our quality management system. I am a husband and a father of 5 children. I enjoy cooking and am a casual photographer. I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to have been born into a family with two very faithful parents. I have been a member of the Church all of my life having been taught in my home, as well as by diligent leaders of our faith. But being born into the faith isn’t enough. Eventually I had to find out for myself, the truthfulness of this Church. Like anyone that learns about the Church for the first time, I committed to apply my faith in the same way through the study of the scriptures and much prayer. I read the Book of Mormon for the first time while I was in High School and it seemed to do so much to add clarity to those teachings which come from the Bible. Through prayerful study, I had come to know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, just as the Bible is. My study of the Book of Mormon also enhanced my understanding and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. It has taught me, in greater depth, the purpose of life and what his atonement means to everyone. The Church has also been instrumental in helping me to understand the importance of family and that this is where we can find the most joy in this life. I was born into a wonderful family, and now that I have a family of my own, the Gospel keeps us grounded and strengthened.

How I live my faith

One of the many wonderful programs in our Church is that of the Church Education System. Each morning, our High School students arise before the sun comes up to meet for an hour to study the scriptures. I have been called to be the principle for the seminary program in our area. I arrive before the students do and greet them as they come through the door. There may be some that arrive looking quite tired, but for the most part, these kids are bright and cheerful. They seem to delight in being here and it’s a great way for them to begin their day. In addition to that, I also serve as a Sunday School President. I oversee the instruction that takes place each Sunday during Sunday school. We call other faithful members to prepare lessons each week for our young children, our youth, as well as adults. The curriculum is centered around the scriptures and each year we all study the same books of scripture. We try to enhance the teaching experience in the home as well. Our church has asked families to set aside one day out of the week, usually Monday, to hold what we refer to as Family Home Evening. As important as the instruction we receive in the various curriculums throughout the Church is, none is more important than that which we teach our children in our own homes. Our children learn the most basic elements of the gospel in our homes, such has personal prayer, scripture study, serving others, etc. Being a parent is a great responsibility of which me and my wife take very seriously. We love our children and know that happiness comes through our faith. That’s not to say we are devoid of challenges, we’re not. But having the understanding that we do of who we are, why we are here, and where we go after this life is over, helps to cope with our challenges in a very profound way. We rely heavily in our faith in a loving Father in Heaven and the atoning sacrifice of his Son Jesus Christ.