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Hi I'm Andrew Adams

I'm 21, Ive lived in Utah, Ecuador, Peru and Pennsylvania, I love traveling, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student, avid movie watcher, goofy guy and over all a friend to all, I am 21 and have served a mission in Ecuador, and in Pittsburgh, PA to help make the lives of those who live there better, to help people change their lives for the best, and to share what knowledge I have with my brothers and sisters. Happiness is important to me and that is why I do what I do, sharing Christ's love for others brings me great joy.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon becuase I have known for almost my entire life The LDS faith is true, the holy ghost has witnessed to me of the truth of Joseph Smith and his words, of the Book of Mormon, of Thomas s Monson and most importantly of Jesus Christ, He is God's son and our Savior. I know we are God's children and he loves us.

How I live my faith

I live my life the best I can, I help others whenever I am able. As followers of Christ we invite all to come to Christ, and this is my message, through my example and the way I live, I invite all to come to Christ and to listen to his word, to receive his truth, and to enter into the path that leads to eternal life, and salvation.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Andrew Adams
First we must have a desire to know the truth, in Ecuador I saw many times people searching for the right church, and correct way to come to know God and Jesus Christ, but could not, only because they knew not where to find it. They had desire, after that you should search out the doctrine of Christ, or look for the latter day churches to teach the same things Christ taught in his days. Once you find the doctrine you need to pray to Heavenly Father to know what is right, then the Holy Ghost will testify of the truthfullness in your heart, often this is described as a fire, or burning in your heart. After you do this you should do what the Holy Ghost tells you, or in other words, endure to the end always following Christ. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Andrew Adams
Temples are houses of God where we are able to be instructed, gain knowledge and talk about God without having any distractions around. In order to make sure we are ready for the truths taught in the temples we should show through commitments and our actions that we follow Christ and his teachings to the best of our abilities. Temples are a beautiful place where we can go to feel God's presence and as such we try our best to keep out anything that would make it hard for us to feel that special spirit, so we can be focused on God and nothing else. The scriptures tell us no unclean thing can enter into the presence of God, we try to keep in harmony with this verse. When we enter the temples worthily we are able to call upon the powers of heaven to bless our lives on earth. We are able to help deceased loved ones receive the gospel, and we are able to be sealed to them for eternity. I know temples bring us closer to God and help us to understand our purpose on earth Show more Show less

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Andrew Adams
We believe in a few important principles: Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and Enduring to the End (or doing our best to stay clean.) first comes faith. Through our faith we are able to show God that we are willing to follow him, and that we choose to become followers of Christ. Our faith is shown through our actions. It is a principle of action and power. When we have good actions God gives us power. James tells us that without works our faith is dead, therefore if we have faith you will see it in our actions (see James ch. 2). Our faith leads us to belief in Christ, a belief that helps us know we are imperfect and need to change to make it to heaven, this change is called repentance. Repentance is a change in our hearts that weeds out sin and allows Christ to come in. Repentance is a daily process. Baptism by immersion is the only way to enter into the kingdom (St. John 3;5) It shows God again how committed we are to him and his plan, it is the ultimate form of repentance, in that it wipes away all our sins, if we forsake them and have a true change of heart. After baptism we receive the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands, He is a kind of spiritual GPS for our souls, he tells us where to go and what to do, but it is up to us to follow him. If we follow the Holy Spirit and do all we can to follow God, having good works (Revelations 20) then that is the definition of Enduring to the End and we will go to heaven after we die. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Andrew Adams
One of our most valued possesions as Latter Day Saints is our agency, or free will. We recognize we all have the right to think and choose for ourselves. Our church encourages us to vote, but never tells us how when or who to vote for. We help out in our community and give service when and however we can. In short we believe in being actively involved in our community and in taking part in all parts of the political process of electing political leaders. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Andrew Adams
LIfe is a learning experience. We do all we can to learn as much as we can. God wants us to learn to have complete control of our bodies. Following the Word of Wisdom means we aren't addicted to things which commonly plaugue our world. Addictions take control of our bodies, when you are addicted you have to listen to the addiction and that makes it a lot harder to listen to God. We are told in the Bible that the Spirit of God is a still small voice, not found in loud noises or big earthquakes or volcanoes. If we cant hear God's voice while listening to loud music, how can we hear him while we are drunk or high? The simple answer is we cannot, this is why God has asked us to make him more of a priority in our lives, and as we put away our addictions we allow God into all parts of our lives. In 1st Corithians Ch. 13:11 Paul states "When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things." The Word of Wisdom helps us understand what a few "childish things" are and how we can become men by putting those things aside. God asks us to be an example and he said his people should be a peculiar people, this is one of the things which sets us apart and helps us to be more in-tune with His spirit. I know as you try to live the Word of Wisdom you will find life in greater and greater abundance and you will find more freedom to do what you want when you, want you will have more control over your body. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Andrew Adams
One of God's greatest gifts to us is resurrection, this means after we die we will live again, with a perfect body void of pain or suffering. Immediately after we die we will go to a place called the Spirit World where as spirits we have the oportunity to learn more about God and how to follow him. We have the opportunity to share what we have learned with others as it says in 1st Peter chapters 3 and 4. After we wait in the Spirit World for a time, we are resurrected (we get our perfected bodies) we will receive a place in heaven according to how God judges us. We will be judged according our desires, thoughts, actions, and how well we followed Christ's commandments. a section in the Book of Mormon from Alma 40: 11-12 states "Now, concerning the astate of the soul between death and the resurrection—Behold, it has been made known unto me by an angel, that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body, yea, the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life. 12 And then shall it come to pass, that the spirits of those who are righteous are received into a state of happiness, which is called paradise, a state of rest, a state of cpeace, where they shall rest from all their troubles and from all care, and sorrow." When we do what Christ has asked of us we have no reson to fear death. It is a new beginning where we will learn more and progress, we will have a chance to help others do so as well. Show more Show less