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Hi I'm Tom Adams

I am a retired City Manager after serving for 31 years in Texas. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have always enjoyed education, and I completed a bachelor degree in English and then a master degree in public administration. Both degrees were completed at Brigham Young University. I served for 31 years in various city management capacities in Texas. Some of the cities I worked in include: Abilene, Sundown, Seminole, Odessa, San Angelo, Lubbock and Pilot Point. My spouse and I love Texas and have enjoyed our years of living and serving in these cities. After retiring from city management, I started my own business and own and rent residential properties. While my business is still small, it is exciting to continue using my financial and management skills to help my business grow. My business goal is to provide quality housing at a reasonable price. Most importantly, I have been married for over 30 years to my spouse, we have had five beautiful children that are now grown and are beginning to have families of their own, and we have ten grandchildren with more coming in the future! I love my family. I enjoy may hobbies, maybe too many! Some of my efforts include classical guitar, hiking, remodeling, gardening and reading.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have read and prayed about the Book of Mormon, and I know by the power of the Holy Ghost that it is true. I know that the Bible and the Book of Mormon are sacred scripture and that they teach and testify to us of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I have come to know and love the Savior as I read from the holy scriptures. I am a Mormon because I believe in the grace granted to us by our Savior, Jesus Christ. It is by his grace that the world was created, that we were created and have a chance to live in mortality and have family relationships. It is by his grace that we have an opportunity in mortality to learn good from evil, truth from error, and to learn to have faith, hope and charity. It is by his grace that we have commandments and that we are blessed when we keep his commandments. It is by his grace that we can have eternal life as we make and keep sacred covenants. I know that Jesus Christ is our Lord, our Redeemer, and our Savior. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints gives me an opportunity to show my love to the Savior. I also am a Mormon so that I can have the promises of family not only in this life, but in the world to come. I believe that if I and my family will make and keep sacred covenants like baptism, we can continue to enjoy our family relationships. I love my dear wife. She is my best friend. I cannot image life without her. I rejoice in the promise of eternal life, and that we can continue to enjoy the love that we share, and that death will not separate us or our children.

How I live my faith

I love the Savior and have always been impressed with his perfect efforts to serve and bless others. I try to use the talents and gifts he has given me to bless others. I enjoy shoveling snow in the winter for my neighbors, and in the summer I help trim the weeds along the gutter in front of our homes and sidewalks. I have a talent for home repairs, so I try to help my neighbors with small tasks to assist them. I am the chief bicycle repairman for my small neighbor to the west when he has a flat tire, loose seat, or wobbly handlebars. On Sundays, I enjoy team teaching children at church. For over a year I helped with a class of up to ten five year old children, and now I have the assignment to help with a class of eight year old children. It is exciting to teach principles of the gospel to children and watch as they gain an understanding of the Savior and his plan of happiness. My wife is finishing her degree and after she completes this goal we plan on serving a mission for the church. We don't know where we will be called to serve, but we look forward to using our talents and skills to help and bless others. We both share a desire to serve and be useful even if we are retired.