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Hi I'm Brad Rees

I've lived in Utah, New Hampshire, Costa Rica, Oregon and Arizona. I'm a young finance professional, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work as a finance analyst in the tech industry. I have 12 nieces and nephews, which makes me a favorite uncle 12 times :). My biggest weakness in life is chocolate milk. I love poetry and great music. If I'm not busy working, or spoiling my nieces and nephews, I will likely be found skiing, cycling or running. This next year I hope to successfully complete a bike race called Lotoja.

Why I am a Mormon

1: As I fully rely on the grace and merits of Christ, I feel empowered to overcome my personal shortcomings and become more like Him. I also feel more empowered to accomplish good in the world. 2: The basis of church doctrine is a few simple and unchanging principles. God also, is the same yesterday, today and forever. Such constancy anchors me in an ever-changing world. 3: Faith in Christ gives my life purpose and direction. 4: As I study and learn the doctrine of Christ, it feels as though I have climbed atop the mountain of clear thought. I see things as they really are, and all things fit together. This perspective is always accompanied by peace in my heart, and profound love for God and my fellow man. I have also had similar experiences as I have learned secular truths such as math and sciences. I believe that God wants us to know all truth, because he IS truth. As far I understand the doctrine of Christ as taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I believe it to be true.

How I live my faith

I grow my faith by practicing it. The Savior taught, “If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine…” I am not perfect at all. But I do try to keep all of Jesus’ commandments. I go to church, and attend the LDS temple as often as I can. I also pray for God’s help, and read his word. My faith really impacts every aspect of my life: Employment: I try to be the best employee I can, and work creatively to maximize the value I add. I view challenges at work as opportunities to grow. I believe that the skills developed in my career will make me more effective in doing good in the world. I owe my successes to God and the many people who have helped me along the way. Community: I believe that happy people are those that take little thought for themselves, but rather are more concerned for the welfare of others. I have learned this to be true in my own life. I am beginning to understand what the Savior meant when he said, "He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it." Physical: My body is a gift from God, and it is my responsibility to care for it. If I keep it healthy, I will be more effective for doing good. So I do my best to eat healthy and exercise. Church: I love serving in my congregation. I served my mission in Costa Rica. Since I returned, I have taught 5 different Sunday School courses including the Book of Mormon, the New Testament, and LDS Temples. I also taught a course on how to be an effective teacher. I hope to always be a teacher. Culture: I am blessed to associate with people from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Germany, The UK, Russia, Nepal, India, and Malaysia to name a few. And I have learned one thing- there are good people everywhere. I am grateful for diversity. And, as I cherish my beliefs, I recognize that others equally love their beliefs and traditions. I respect and appreciate the beliefs and cultures of others.