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Hi I'm Paul Adams

I'm a Mormon. I live in Los Angeles and I work in project finance.

About Me

I am the proud dad of six grown children and three grand-children. For most of my adult life I have worked in capital markets and am the managing director of my corporation. I have also co-authored a book on marriage. I enjoy photography, working out, sprinting, chess, and singing opera. I was introduced to the Church in a gym at age 17. Keeping my body healthy is a very big priority for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon primarily because of the witness I received from God at age seventeen after I had fasted and prayed to know for myself whether or not the Book of Mormon was indeed true, and Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. Then, there followed the sacred spiritual experiences I had while I served my two year (voluntary) mission in France and Switzerland. Add to that, the many incredibly sacred experiences I had over the years in the Temples of the Church, and the personal transformation that the Atonement of the Savior has brought into my life, and that explains pretty well why I am a Mormon. Just the knowledge that we existed in heaven before coming to earth, and that this life is a time of learning in preparation for our next leg in our eternal journey, and that Jesus Christ is the Holy One of Israel who took upon himself our pains and sufferings on condition that we change our ways and become more like him is great news to me.

How I live my faith

Attending my meetings every Sunday, doing my daily scripture study and prayer, and being of service in various church callings as called upon has kept me centered and at peace when everything else seems to be spinning out of control. I try to be of service in small ways with people I meet every day. Forgiving those who have stepped on my toes is probably the single most important principle I have learned in finding true peace. It seems that every five years I become more mellow. God has been very patient with me.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Paul Adams
I know that we all are literal children of our Father in Heaven, with the same potential to be as He is. This is a marvelous truth that was revealed in these latter days. The journey we are on is an eternal journey that started long ago before our birth and will continue for a long time after we die. Jesus taught his disciples that by knowing and seeing Him (Jesus) they have known the Father. In other words, he was telling them: "don't be astounded if I tell you that God the Father is very much like me". And why should that be so surprising? Does not a son take after his father? Then, would not the Son of God have the same values, tendencies, temperament, and powers as His Father? Of course He would. We get to know our Father in Heaven by doing what He would have done in our place during this mortal existence. He tells us what He would have done in the scriptures. The scriptures and living prophets are the road-map for our turn on earth. Father in Heaven wants so much for us to live happy, fulfilled lives that He has given principles, and commandments we need to adopt in order to be at peace; exactly what He would do in our place if He were mortal. One key principle in knowing Him is learning how to forgive those who have wronged us. As we forgive, we gain a greater appreciation of God's forgiving character. Show more Show less