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Hi I'm Adam Hancock

I grew up in a land of 10,000 lakes in a town of 10,000 people. I'm from Virginia, MN, I love my family & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I desire to bless the world by helping people become their best selves. I love to learn and grow, and feel a deep need to help others learn the things I know to be true. I grew up in a small town where mining was the main employment and my dad was an ironworker. I learned to get what you want in life requires hard work and commitment. There are many things I have tried in life. For school I got a bachelors in Journalism, and got a job in marketing door to door. For my masters I got a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and got a sales position knocking door to door. Half way through a Ph.D. now, and guess what, I have a job knocking doors. Becoming disheartened by the lack of positions available to me and not wanting to be a perpetual door knocker, I decided to start a business helping companies and families find ways to reach their highest potential. For a long time, I wondered why I got an education, when all the jobs that I had did not even require a degree of any kind and I worked next to people that were still in high-school or finishing a GED. I became bitter for a time, because of comparing myself to others and seeing people succeed without even having to go into debt for higher education. I realized that I had a lot of growing up to do and am grateful for a patient and loving wife and four great children that have endured the financially challenging times. Especially, for putting up with a career that has been blessed with abundance in ways unexpected.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true, and that it is the Lord's Kingdom on the earth preparing the way for the Second Coming. I felt the truthfulness of it my whole life, but it was not until I was 15 when I prayed to know for myself that I had my own testimony. I read the testimony of both my parents and then found a place in the woods to pray for myself. I asked God if Jesus was The Christ, if the Book of Mormon was true, and if Joseph Smith, Jr. was the prophet of the restoration. I received answers to all three questions through the spirit that God sent me. I felt a calm assurance, peace, and a swelling of my soul within my body. I knew God heard my prayer. I know that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God, the Saviour of the World. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and by reading it you can get nearer to God than by any other book. I know Joseph Smith is a prophet of the restoration and that this is The Church of Jesus Christ of the latter-days. I know Jesus Christ lives and loves me and that He is my friend. Because of this knowledge, I have served a mission, been married for time and all eternity by one holding the same power that Christ gave Peter, James, and John. I know that families can be together forever as we follow and heed the teachings of His gospel. My wife and four children can continue to grow together along with my other family members, parents, brother, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and future grandchildren can grow forever. I know Jesus Christ desires to be your friend as well and for you to know these things for yourself. God bless you with the strength and determination to find out for yourself and not rely on others to determine your own salvation and eternal happiness.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith daily by reading the scriptures and praying daily individually and with my family. We strive to keep the commandments of God. For example, I view the sabbath day as an important day to show God that we remember him by reading and praying more, attending church, helping others in need, visiting the sick and widows, singing songs of praise, calling family and friends, having gospel discussions, doing family history, listening to modern prophets, ect... I am currently in charge of a program at church where we reach out to men to help them become what God intends for them to become. We invite them to come and continue to come to church, train them to be leaders in their homes and communities, and support them in their individual and family needs. I love being involved with them to see the growth, and to feel the fellowship that comes as a result of serving one another. I have truly learned that "when we are in the service of our fellow being we are only in the service of our God." (Mosiah 2:17)