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Hi I'm Adam

I love to fish and spend time with my family. I'm an Emergency Physician, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up in Utah, my dad frequently took me fishing. My love for fishing grew, and now I have the opportunity to teach my kids how to do the same. I try to get them out with me as often as possible. This summer I watched as three of my boys landed their first salmon completely free of help from me. Talk about a rewarding experience! I prefer the company of my wife and kids to anyone else I have yet met. I find it so rewarding to be a father. Sure it isn't always easy, and I am not a perfect dad, but I do enjoy spending time with my family. Growing up, I always wanted to be a doctor. It became a dream, which has been realized through the US Army. For the past eight years I have had the opportunity to serve my country as an Emergency Physician. I have deployed to Iraq twice, and I feel honored to serve those who put their lives on the line for the cause of freedom. My wife is my best friend. The longer I am married, the more I realize that I really "knocked it out of the park" with her. We have always loved each other, but the longer we are married, the more fun it becomes. While I was in Iraq, friends and family would tell us we were like newly weds because we Skyped for so long. Others told us that we spoke to each other more often while 7,000 miles apart, than they did living in the same home. I am a doctor and a fisherman, but these activities don't define me. I would rather be known as one who loves God, his wife and his kids.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up LDS, but that isn't why I have remained a Mormon. I am a Mormon because I honestly believe that God has heard my prayers when I prayed and asked Him whether or not the Book of Mormon is His word, and another witness with the Bible of His Son Jesus Christ. As I prayed to know, God blessed me with a sensation of peace and love that I know came from Him. Through my prayers, I have come to know that He does live, and that He loves me, and all of His children. I also came to know that He did in fact talk to Joseph Smith and call him to be a prophet who spoke for God in our time. Several close friends have asked me how I can reconcile a life of science and skepticism which I obtained from my schooling, with my deep-rooted faith. This is difficult to explain, but I feel to tell them, that although I can't explain all things physically, I know that as I have prayed, God has answered my prayers in a way that is deeply personal and unmistakable to me. I feel that it would be dishonest of me to try and explain those very special experiences away, or to downplay them.

How I live my faith

As a disciple of Jesus Christ, I view Him as my ultimate example. I try to pattern my life after Him. I love Him. It is my deepest desire that when people get to know me, they'll see His light coming from me. I want to develop His attributes. He is honest, kind, loving, self-sacrificing and the list goes on. The phrase, "What would Jesus do?" has become common place in our society, and risks becoming trite and over used. But, I feel that it really does ask the right question. When I view Christ, His life, His gospel, and His atonement as the standard, deciding to pattern my life after His comes naturally. As an Emergency Physician, I have the opportunity to help people who are in a time of crisis. Before starting a shift, I take a few moments and ask God to help me care for them as He would, if He were here. There have been times when I have been caring for patients, and I have felt these prayers to have been answered very distinctly. During those moments, God blessed me with abilities far above my own to care for my patients.