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Hi I'm Adam

I live in Minnesota with my wife and two children, where I work in the Consumer Products industry...I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I lived on a Wisconsin dairy farm and then moved to Arkansas just before my father died of cancer when I was 13 years old. I studied American Literature in college, and later Public Administration in grad school; however, I've spent my professional career selling chocolate. I live in Minnesota with my wife and two children. I love spending time with my family, riding motorcycles, and SCUBA diving in tropical locations.

Why I am a Mormon

When my father died, I was 13 years old. I was devastated, but knew there must be a way we could be together again one day. A few months later our family invited some Mormon friends over to share more about their faith. Our friends brought with them two young missionaries who taught me that God is my Heavenly Father, that He has a plan for my happiness, and that families can be together forever. I knew what they taught me was true. I could feel it deep inside in a way I have never known anything before. Since becoming a Mormon, I have gained a deep faith in Jesus Christ, and have come to know that through Him I can have real happiness in this life and live with my family forever.

How I live my faith

I lead the organization for adult men in our local congregation. I have the opportunity to teach lessons on Sunday, visit families in their homes, and help people with spiritual, employment, and other needs. My wife serves in the Cub Scout pack sponsored by our congregation. We have been invited to serve in a variety of ways over the years, but what has remained constant is the frequent opportunities to interact with and help other people.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Adam
No. Mormons do not practice polygamy. Plural marriage was practiced on a limited basis until 1890, when the practice was ended. Groups or individuals who have more than one spouse are not associated in any way with Mormons. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Adam
When the Savior established his Church and called the original twelve Apostles to lead it, He blessed them with special authority to continue the work he began even after His death and resurrection. The apostles were authorized to teach and lead the people, ordain ministers, organize branches of the church, and ensure the purity of the doctrine Jesus had taught. They also had the special opportunity to received continued guidance, or revelation, from God to direct the affairs of His church on earth. The twelve Apostles today have the same authority and respsonsibilities as their ancient counterparts did. This means that we benefit from membership in a church that is guided by the Lord through His authorized servants. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Adam
Husbands and wives have a responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. Together they have a duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, to teach them to love and serve one another, to observe the commandments of God and to be law-abiding citizens. Husbands lead their families in love and kindness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. Husbands and wives should help one another in all of these responsibilites as equal partners. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Adam
Yes. We believe in Jesus Christ as the literal Son of God. He is the Savior and Redeemer of all mankind. Through His sacrifice, each person can develop faith, repent, become clean from sin, and gain the strength to endure the trials and challenges of life. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Adam
The family is ordained of God, and is central to His plan for our happiness. Families are the best place to teach children about faith, love, work, moral standards, and life skills. Family relationships exist not only in this life but can endure forever. Show more Show less