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Faith in Action: ‘It is the foundation of my life ...'
Name: Gary Bradford
Family: Wife, Jennifer; son, Justin; and daughter, Megan.
City of residence: Plumas Lake.
Occupation: Information technology specialist.
Hobbies, interests: Spending time with friends and family, technology, social media, and community building. Serving as elected director for Olivehurst Public Utility District. Helping launch outdoor-focused social sharing and trip planning platform myCampmate.com.
What brought you to the Yuba-Sutter area? Affordability of homes compared to Natomas where we were living. After living here, would do it all over again, even if the house prices were the same.
Place of worship you attend: Hope Point Nazarene
How long have you attended? 5 1⁄2 years.
What is the importance of faith in your life? It is the foundation of my life that everything else is built on top of. It provides purpose, meaning, and context for everything. Provides hope, peace, and joy not matter what else is going on.
How do you live out your faith? Try and live in such a way that those around me get a small glimpse of Christ's love. To help prepare me for this, I try and spend regular time studying the Bible, praying, and attending church. I also meet weekly for breakfast with a few other Christian guys (my "Band of Brothers") for encouragement and accountability.
Faith in Action appears Saturdays. It features a member of a church, temple or mosque and the importance of their faith. To suggest someone to be featured, contact Faith & Family coordinator Larry Badger at 749-4776 or lbadger@ appealdemocrat. com.