Giving up alcohol and following in his father's footsteps led to hockey star Brad Mills joining the LDS Church

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  • Big Bubba Herriman, UT
    Dec. 13, 2012 3:32 p.m.

    Great story. When he sincerely asked God about the BofM, his answer came. Like so many other people in the church, when the Spirit testifies of the truthfulness of the BoM, you have a strong conviction that it is true.

  • MizzouBlue Carthage, MO
    Dec. 13, 2012 2:37 p.m.

    Great story. So proud of Brad Mills' father, Craig, for being such a stalwart and example the past 22 years. I'm sure he prays for the day the rest of his family will join him & Brad in the Church as well. Press on good brother!!

  • killpack Sandy, UT
    Dec. 13, 2012 1:57 p.m.


    "Some of us make different choices, but by no means are they any less correct or valid than those of brad mills."

    I must say I disagree wholeheartedly with the above statement. Some of us do make different choices, that is true. However, some choices ARE less correct than others. Take alcohol, for instance. Given the story, I think it is an appropriate example. I know first hand that the path of drunkenness is one that has a very bad ending. Some of my closest friends and family, myself included, have absolutely ruined their lives because of the very poor choice to drink. It is NOT a correct or valid lifestyle choice. I hope you aren't telling anyone that it is. If you are, I hope with all of my heart they do not listen.

  • Jim Mesa, Az
    Dec. 13, 2012 1:51 p.m.

    Great Story. We can always choose our options, but we can't choose our consquences. Some consquences are better than others. Some consquences can be devastating. It is good to see this young man turn things around as did his father.

  • Sasha Pachev Provo, UT
    Dec. 13, 2012 1:01 p.m.

    Thanks for the story. I really enjoyed it. I am a convert of 20 years. Many good things happened in my life because of the choices I made that were dictated by my faith.

  • Ted H. Midvale, UT
    Dec. 13, 2012 11:54 a.m.


    I love it when all things LDS bother people. It makes me so happy when people are so anti LDS that any time they hear or see any church, temple, BYU sticker, Mormon person, or even green jello their thoughs are consumed by the Mormons.

    Thanks for being bothered. It makes me happy.

  • Raymond fan Olympia, WA
    Dec. 13, 2012 11:03 a.m.

    Cool story, especially when he felt such a physical improvement after he stopped drinking. I admire his father for staying active. What a payoff! There are many LDS folks in Alberta but few hockey players because of the Sunday committment in the kids' youth. We will be following Brad's career with interest.

  • DodgerDoug Salem, UT
    Dec. 13, 2012 9:59 a.m.

    Thanks for a wonderful article and story. Good luck Brad Mills, on and off the ice! A very inspirational story. I hope your mom and siblings are someday able to feel the same joy you are experiencing in the gospel!

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Dec. 13, 2012 9:51 a.m.

    @ Eddie. I agree with you. I think the Lord knows our hearts and if any person isn't willing to act on the spiritual knowledge we insincerely ask for, we won't get it! If the Lord gives us this converting knowledge and we don't act on it (change), it will lead to our condemnation. Either way it is another example of the tender mercies of God and his respect for our agency.

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    Dec. 13, 2012 7:47 a.m.

    I find it so interesting that so many people have the same type of experience and yet others can't find the light. I think that it was best said that he wasn't being sincere in his reading of the Book of Mormon and then praying about it. That is the key and some just don't want to admit that they are not sincere.

    Very good article with some good steps in finding truth. It is always rewarding to find out what life is really all about.

  • Red Pepper Hot Pepper Cedar Hills, UT
    Dec. 13, 2012 7:17 a.m.

    Great story! I had to quit my drinking habit of 30 years to join the Church 13 years ago. Yes, Lord have a plan for you. Go, Mills!

  • War dog Taylorsville, UT
    Dec. 13, 2012 6:35 a.m.

    When we have accomplished nothing in our lives by our choices, it's easy to be critical of others positive and rewarding accomplishments based on their choices

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Dec. 12, 2012 5:37 p.m.

    Those are choices people make. Some of us make different choices, but by no means are they any less correct or valid than those of brad mills.