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Hi I'm Adam

I am a programmer for a hedge fund and a law school student. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Southern California, and have lived here my whole life. I went on a Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Taiwan. I loved teaching the people the gospel there in Mandarin. I continue to be an example of the gospel as I raise my daughter Maylee, and as I live with my wife Meghan. I like playing the guitar, playing soccer, programming in C# and ASP.Net. I go to law school and one day hope to be a lawyer.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my parents raised me well and taught me the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I continue to be a Mormon because I believe for myself that this Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is the true kingdom of God and Christ on the earth. It is a kingdom that was formed before the earth was made, and will exist on the earth forever onward. It is a kingdom of peace, where Christ reigns.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways. Apart from attending church, studying the words of living and old prophets, and praying to God continually, I focus on treating people with kindness and respect. I try to inspire in people respect for themselves as royal sons and daughters of a Heavenly King, their Heavenly Father.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

The spirit that you take to both places is what counts. If you are living the true principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, you can attend both places as frequently as you want. The activities we do in each place are different, but both are essential to our purpose here on earth. At church, we focus on learning the principles of the gospel for ourselves and teaching those around us, developing friendships with others, and serving those in need. At the temple, we focus on learning the principles of the gospel for those who have past on. In a sense, we attend the temple for our ancestors who have passed away without a knowledge of the gospel, or without a chance to recieve the ordinances of the gospel. For example, in the temple we can be baptised for someone who never had the opportunity to be baptised. They may have lived righteously, and God may have been pleased with their efforts, but being baptised is a simple requirement for everyone to enter the kingdom of God. Show more Show less