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Hi I'm Adam

I'm a Texan, I'm an athlete, I'm a student. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Adam, and I am a sports fanatic. From the American past time of baseball, to helmet crushing football, even the obscure World's Strongest Man Competition, I love to watch and play a variety of sports. I work as a in the food industry, and enjoy spending time with my family and friends and serving in my church calling. I love to read biographies, and the history of the world and different cultures really intrigues me.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have come to find out personally that this is our Heavenly Father's true church, and it is the one and only church of Jesus Christ. The guidelines, rules, and commandments taught and exercised in the church of Jesus Christ have helped me become a better person while serving others as Christ would. I have been touched by stories of ancient prophets and apostles who did everything possible to preserve the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon, doctrine that has come forth in our time to keep us on the Lord's path back to Heavenly Father. I have been to the Lord's temples, and felt the burning of the Holy Ghost in my heart as it witnessed unto me the truthfulness of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know the temples here on Earth are a median to receive inspiration and revelation from God. I feel that it is important for us as a human race to still have guidance and direction from God and I know that the church of Jesus Christ has a living prophet today in Thomas S. Monson. He receives inspiration and direct revelation pertaining to the physical and spiritual welfare of our souls, and he is a mouthpiece for our Heavenly Father. I'm a Mormon because of the principle of family, and how essential it is to the plan our loving Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ. I know that Jesus is the Christ, the Only Begotten, and the Lamb of God. His Atoning sacrifice is the greatest event that will ever, and has ever, taken place in the eternities. Because of that perfect sacrifice, anyone can be made whole. There are no exceptions. Through the framework of His Gospel, we can return to not only live with our eternal families, but also enter into an eternal rest with our Heavenly Father. I'm a Mormon because a Mormon is a disciple of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing my best to lead by example. Every month I visit friends and families in their homes to see how they are doing as individuals and a family unit. It's a blessing to teach a small lesson to them, and in return learn from their wisdom that has been gained from life experience. The visits are an opportunity to meet with true friends. I also live my faith by participating in the sports that are put on by different groups of members. Sometimes we play basketball, and other times it is flag football. It is fun to see other member's of the church athletic ability. It is important that as I go and play these sports, I seek not only to win, but also to build friendships and be a good example of Christ through teamwork. Jesus Christ Himself had twelve disciples who were all united in one purpose: to bring people unto Heavenly Father through the teachings of Jesus Christ. I am pretty strong-minded and my desire to win sometimes impedes my sportsmanship, but I've learned it is very crucial to be fair and mature on the field of play. From time to time, I go out and teach basic doctrine and principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the missionaries to people who are either interested in learning about the church or are looking to make some positive changes in their lives. The people that are willing to be taught by the Spirit of God tend to open their hearts to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and make very real changes to put them on a path that is cohesive to the teachings of Jesus and His prophets.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Adam
Joseph Smith was the first prophet called of God to serve in these Latter-Days. When he was a young boy in 1820, there were a lot of religionists and ministers preaching from the same Bible but they all seemed to be saying different things, so naturally Joseph was confused. His parents had taught him to pray, and exercising that instilled faith in God, he went into a grove of trees and humbly sought two things: 1. a forgiveness for his sins, and 2. to know which church he should join. A miracle happened and God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph and told him to join none of the churches because none of them were true. This event is often referred to as "The First Vision" and it was a turning point in the history of mankind. Through the next several years, Joseph was taught by heavenly messengers. Different aspects of the Gospel of Jesus Christ were brought back to God's children on earth through the lessons he learned from these angels. Joseph Smith was a Prophet called of God, and one of the many things the Lord required him to do was translate the Book of Mormon, another Testament of Jesus Christ. Throughout Joseph's life he did anything and everything that Heavenly Father asked him to do, and he did it in the name of Jesus Christ. We believe that Joseph Smith was the first prophet called in these, the Latter-Days, but we do not worship him. We view his life as a testimony of Jesus Christ and as a mission ordained by God. Show more Show less