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Hi I'm Adam

I grew up in rural Idaho. I love the outdoors and my family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the father of 5 children. My kids and wonderful wife are the center of my world. Together we enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, snowmobiling, horse riding, and off-road 4x4ing with side by side UTVs. During our early married life, I put myself through school by building log homes, and I still enjoy building anything with my hands, especially woodwork. I work as the sales manager for a company that manufactures high performance products for the powersports industry. I enjoy reading all kinds of books, fiction and non-fiction alike.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandmother told me that when she was younger, her father used to say she was a true Yankee. She didn't really know what he meant until years later. While searching though her family history, she found that some of our ancestors came across the Atlantic on the Mayflower and settled in Massachusetts. In the mid 1800s, some of my ancestors met the prophet Joseph Smith, read the Book of Mormon and became members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My American heritage and the gospel of Jesus Christ are something that my parents taught me at an early age. I learned to pray to Father in Heaven and that He would answer my prayers. As a teenager, I felt a desire to know if the things that I had been taught in my youth are true. I read the Book of Mormon, I prayed to God and asked Him to guide me to know the truth. A strong feeling of peace, comfort and strength came to me, and I knew that I had received an answer from my Heavenly Father. I knew that Jesus Christ is my Savior, and that he died for me that I might live again. I knew that the things that my parents had taught me are true. 

How I live my faith

A big part of my life involves church service. When I was 19 years old I decided to serve a mission teaching others about the gospel. I spent 2 years in Argentina helping families learn more about Jesus Christ and His teachings. After I got home, I have helped others in different ways. Probably the most important is being active as a father, in taking time to listen to my children and teach them to lead good, solid, moral lives. None of the clergy in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are paid for their labors. The work is done with volunteers where everyone does their part to make the congregation function. My current responsibilities as part of my local church involve organizing the Sunday worship service and helping to decide where there are gaps in the different organizations and helping other members fill those gaps. I spend a great deal of time with young people and the Boy Scouts. This gives me a great opportunity to share my knowledge of Jesus Christ and His gospel with others and it also stregthens me at the same time. 

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Adam
In 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verse 29, the apostle Paul talks about baptisms for the dead. We continue to do the same work as the apostle Paul did in the New Testament. We believe that whether in this life or the life to come, all men will have the chance to accept the gospel of Jesus Christ and receive baptism. For those that have already passed on, baptisms are performed on their behalf by someone still living. This is a special opportunity to serve those that want to receive the gospel, but are no longer living.  Show more Show less