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Hi I'm Brad

I am a husband, father, and work as an electrical engineer. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am first and foremost a husband to my beautiful wife. We have 4 children ranging from ages 5 to 14. Our youngest has special needs but, then again, doesn't everyone? He has been a privilege to have in our lives and has taught us many important lessons about life's true purposes. My family is a welcome respite from the demands of work and other stresses outside our home. I love being a husband and a dad! Outside of home and family, I enjoy my chosen career as an electrical engineer. I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering. Since graduation I have worked in RF (Radio Frequency) design. Radio propogation and communication systems fascinate me. I find my work very enjoyable and rewarding. In my "free" time, I love to fly fish.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon home where I was taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ and its restoration through the prophet Joseph Smith. My father read us the Bible as well as other scriptures. I attended church each week where I was taught about God and His Son, Jesus Christ. I felt the love of those who taught these things to me. Although I never really questioned the truth of those early lessons, I was encouraged to ask and seek a personal witness or confirmation of their truth. The key was in the promise of the Book of Mormon. I followed the counsel to read and pray about the Book of Mormon. I read the book intently and tried to understand all that I could. When I had finished, I then knelt privately and prayed that my Heavenly Father would let me know if the book was true. As an answer to my prayer, the stories that I had read in the book came back to my mind as a flood of vivid memories and feelings. Especially, the visit of the Savior to the people on the American continent. It has been many years since then, but the feelings that came over me were so vivid that I can still remember them distinctly. This has always been special personal experience that I can look back on in times of doubt or difficulty. Since that time, my confidence and conviction in my faith has continued to grow.

How I live my faith

As a Mormon, I strive to live Christ's teachings. Most of this, I feel, is in serving those around me as best I can. As our local church units (called wards) have needs, they call upon the members to help serve and watch over one another. I am currently serving as a hometeacher and as a youth leader to the young men in our ward. As a hometeacher it is my responsiblility to visit certain families within our ward at least once each month. I report any needs of these families to our ward leaders and help minister and administer to their needs. As a youth leader, I help to organize weekly activities for the young men in our ward. Our church is a chartered organization for the Boy Scouts of America so typically our activities will be scout related. I also teach lessons on Sunday. I grew up in a youth organization where leaders took me under their wing and taught me important attributes and characteristics that have blessed my life. It is now my turn to serve and perhaps help and bless the young men in my ward. Each of these responsibilities come by way of assignment. Over time as the needs of my local church changes, my assignments will change as well. Accepting and serving in these assignments is one way that I can live the way the Savior taught.