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Hi I'm Adam

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of 8 kids and happily married to the love of my life. I work in the I.T. field because I love computers. I also coach baseball and have been since I was 18 years old. I played baseball all of my life through Jr. College. I was invited to play on a Professional Single A team but decided to get on with my life, and so I walked away without knowing if I would have made the team. I love to read, watch movies, BBQ, cook, play board and card games, blog, play fantasy football, play softball, fix computers and serve in my church and community.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up Catholic and have a deep respect for the great Christian foundation I built as a member of that church but I eventually became disenchanted with it and stopped affiliating myself when I was about 16 or 17. One late night at about 3 AM I was up watching TV and a commercial came on that asked me what I was doing with my life and whether I knew that God had a plan for me. I was 20 years old at the time and was feeling down about the direction my life had taken. The commercial offered to send me a free video explaining Heavenly Father's plan for me. So I called right then and requested it. A little bit later two Mormon missionaries knocked on my door with the video and an invitation to listen to a message they had for me. At that moment, I was not ready to listen to them but just a few months later I was and when I did, I quickly accepted and rejoiced over their message. I was baptized into the church on March 8, 1992. While I have left out about 90% of the events that happened to me during my conversion, I would have to write a book to describe everything else that happened. I will say this though... I had much opposition as I began to search the gospel and when I decided to get baptized. It was a miracle that I stayed strong. I had a friend from high school who is a member of the church and he told me after I got baptized that I was one of the last persons he thought would ever join the church. Now I am a returned missionary and sealed in the temple to a righteous daughter of God. I can't imagine my life without God and His church. I love my Savior and I feel that I know him better now than I ever have before. I know that I am not perfect, but I know that someday I will be with him and my Heavenly Father again.

How I live my faith

I enjoy going to church every week with my wife and 8 kids. It gives me so much joy to teach my children about the gospel and especially about the Savior. We have pictures of him in every room of our house and my children know who he is and what he did for us. In church, I currently serve as the Ward Clerk. I help make sure all the records both membership and financial are dealt with correctly. I am enjoying this calling immensely mostly because I get to play on the computer for it. I also serve in the Los Angeles Temple as a veil worker. I love to teach, especially when it comes to the youth. They are so fun to be around and I love to see them progress and grow in life. I enjoy watching them learn about the gospel. I amazed at how much the youth love and respect spiritual things. They teach me so much by their example and their willingness to learn and serve. I think I learn more from them as their teacher then they do. I have served in my community as a baseball coach for about 20 years now and I also served on a board of directors for a local Little League. I try to stay as involved as I can with community concerns and political activities. My goal is to try to bring people together and work with our strengths instead of disagreeing all the time.

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Mormon women are some of the most brilliant, resilient, hard-working people in the world. Like all women on this planet, they are daughters of Heavenly Father. They are amazing mothers and love to serve in the church and community. They are constantly trying to make themselves better and they work hard to make their homes a strong spiritual place for their families. As I husband and father in the Mormon church, I am taught constantly to revere and cherish my wife. She is my equal and her voice must be valued and respected as we raise our family together. As a leader in the church, I have learned the value of having women leaders alongside of me as I serve in my calling. The church would be worthless without them. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

The money is used to pay for new church buildings, maintenance and upkeep of current buildings, the building of temples and helping those in need. Show more Show less