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Hi I'm Brady

I grew up in Southern California. I'm a Software Engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a software engineer in the education industry who loves spending time with my wife, son and two daughters. I enjoy woodworking, reading and playing the piano in my spare time. I love learning and have many interests. There's just not enough time in the day to do everything that I would like to do.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both members of the Church before I was born, so I grew up attending church meetings and learning the doctrines of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. However, over the years of church attendance and through trials and difficulties in my life, particularly in trying to overcome personal weaknesses, I have grown to feel the reality of the power of Christ in my life for myself. I also feel that the Lord has answered my prayers and confirmed to me that He has established this Church just like He did while he was on the earth and directs and guides this Church through prophets today. By being an active member of this church, I have found comfort, peace, direction, and power to face the challenges of my life and to become a better person than what I can become on my own.

How I live my faith

I am assigned to visit a couple of families each month. I visit their homes to make sure things are going well in their homes and bring them a spiritual message. I'm also an assistant pastor for our neighborhood. That keeps me busy by helping run and organize the congregation with a special focus on helping the youth. I'm also the organization representative for all of our sponsored Cub and Boy Scout units.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Brady
Baptism is a covenant between God and one of His children. A covenant is like a contract or promise where God defines the terms and we accept them. Just like signing a contract in somebody else's name without having power of attorney, somebody without authority from God cannot perform the ordinance that makes the covenant of baptism binding. Somebody who has the authority from God to act in His name must perform this sacred ordinance for it to be effective. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Brady
No, all Mormons are not required to serve a mission. Our young men ages 18-27 are highly encouraged to give two years of their lives to serve a mission and those young women that are at least 19 who would like to serve are also encouraged and usually serve for 18 months. Many older, married couples may also serve missions if they desire. They usually also serve for 18 months and are a great asset to the work of spreading good will and teaching people. I grew up wanting to serve a mission all of my life. I was definitely encouraged to do so, but not forced. When the time came that I was eligible, I was excited to leave my home to share the blessings that I'd received by having the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. Show more Show less