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Hi I'm Adam

I'm a native Louisianian, husband, father, mortgage marketing guy and a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in southeastern Louisiana, but have now also lived in California, Virginia, Michigan and Utah.I am married and have two daughters and a son. In addition to my family, church and work responsibilities, I try to find ways to get involved in my community. In my spare time I enjoy fishing, golf, family history research or reading about history. I work in marketing at a mortgage company.

Why I am a Mormon

It would be easy to say that I'm a Mormon simply because my parents raised me that way, but had I not learned for myself that this church is truly Jesus Christ's true church I would not be here today. To gain this knowledge I read the Book of Mormon in its entirety, and asked God if it was true. We believe that God answers our prayers through the medium of the Holy Ghost. While it's hard to express in words how the Holy Ghost feels, it's an unmistakable feeling. I've had a number of experiences throughout my life that have confirmed and reconfirmed my knowledge of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. Because I know the Book of Mormon is true, I also know Joseph Smith was a prophet. Because I know these two things, I know that all the doctrine taught in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true and of God. I know Jesus Christ laid down His life in order that we all might be saved if we but follow Him. I also know that He lives today and directs His Church, this Church, through a living prophet today.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by consistently doing the little things: daily prayer, daily scripture study, serving in church responsibilities, etc. I also try to work hard to feel the effects of Jesus Christ's Atonement in my life. I do this because I know that through Him it's possible to change and become better.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Adam
We do not. The Church maintains political neutrality, but we are heavily encouraged to get involved in civic affairs and to support the party of our choice. Each election we are encouraged to exercise our right to vote. Show more Show less

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Adam
We believe that Jesus Christ established His church during his mortal ministry. This included prophets and apostles, additional scripture, revelation and the authority to perform ordinances and other works in God's name (priesthood). Not many years after the death of Jesus Christ persecution against Christians and Christ's apostles reached a climax. Eventually, all the apostles were killed. Without prophets and apostles there was no more revelation and no priesthood authority. The church Jesus Christ established was no longer on the earth. In the early 1800s, a young Joseph Smith was struggling to decide on which church to join as so many of them interpreted the same Bible in so many different ways. After reading James 1:5, a verse of scripture directing people to ask God when they lack wisdom, he went into the woods to ask God which church to join. In answer to that prayer, God and His Son, Jesus Christ appeared to him. Through this experience Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet, and through him God restored Jesus Christ's original church to the earth. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a prophet and apostles. God's priesthood authority is again on the earth, and He gives revelation. Joseph Smith, under the power and inspiration of God translated a record of an ancient people who lived on the American continent. This record is known as the Book of Mormon. Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, read both the Book and Mormon and the Holy Bible. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Adam
This is true. Sometime after his crucifixion and resurrection He appeared to a group of people living on the North American continent. More than 600 years earlier a group of people left Jerusalem and settled on the continent. They had a deep understanding of God and His love for His children. They believed in, worshiped, and looked forward to Jesus Christ's coming. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Adam
The Law of Chastity is a law from God that protects the sanctity of the divine gift of procreation. We are to abstain from sexual relations with anyone but our spouse before marriage, and must remain faithful to our spouse after marriage. We also do not view or read pornography of any kind. Show more Show less