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Hi I'm Adam

I'm an IT Director, husband, father of four, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an IT (Information Technology) Director for a medical imaging facility. I always had a love for computers at a young age, and had an IT job at 19. When I was 21, with a wife and 1 son, I started my own IT consulting and service company. My career has seen a lot of changes in technology, and I spend my time finding ways to make things easier for companies by using technology. I married my best friend, and we have had a wonderful life together. We have 4 children now, and I love doing things as a family. My family is very important to me. I like to spend time watching good movies and funny shows with my wife and kids. I like to follow some of my favorite soccer, basketball and football teams. I like to play soccer and basketball, and like to be outdoors camping and hiking.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. While I had many moments of feeling the Holy Spirit when I was young, I always knew that I must investigate religion on my own terms and come to my own conclusions. I spent time looking at the claims of divine inspiration and direction by Joseph Smith. I investigated aspects of other religions, Christian and non-Christian, and what their beliefs and origins are. I read the Book of Mormon with my family to ponder the teachings that are contained within. In a proper investigation of the truth behind Mormon beliefs, I found the answers to life's questions. I identified strongly with a belief that God is still speaking to his people, and that truth can still be found. Even though I had answers to all my cerebral based questions, I needed to have God witness to me of what I thought was right in my head. I felt the Holy Spirit witness of truth to my heart. I felt the comforting and peaceful way that God cares about answering my prayers and petitions. For me, it was not a spectacular display of God's power, but, I had a clear burning witness by the Holy Spirit. I continue to feel these witnesses as others speak of their testimony, and when I try to know God's will for me by prayer and reading his word. The clear direction that the Lord has given me, and the teachings of God, are why I am a Mormon. 

How I live my faith

I have spent time working with young men in our church. I was involved in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and helping young men to learn outdoor and camping skills, survival skills, and most importantly how to follow Jesus Christ better. I live my faith by trying to teach my children about God and Jesus. I try to show them, not always correctly but with my best intentions, how to live better. We talk about how our faith and Christ shows us to think about others and how to serve and care for them. I currently serve others in church by teaching, preaching and advising as best I can to help our local members to try to live better.

Are Mormons Christians?

Adam
Yes, I am a Christian. Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, and we believe that His atonement for our sins is why we can return to God in Heaven. When I was young, a classmate had the opinion that Mormons were not Christians. I didn't understand why he thought that, but as I grew up, I learned that Mormons' belief in Jesus is mis-understood by some. While I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I also believe that we must do as Jesus did. Jesus taught Baptism, so Mormons are baptized. Jesus taught that we must love God above all else, and love our neighbors, so Mormons try to live his teachings. Jesus taught that he would send his Holy Spirit to be with us after he left the earth, so Mormons look to the Holy Spirit for God's will to be manifested in our mind and heart. Mormons also believe that God can and will speak to his servants today, so we follow the guidance He gives us. Show more Show less