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Hi I'm Adam Steinmetz

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and enjoy being a member.

About Me

I was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho and grew up in Ucon, Idaho about 7 miles north of Idaho Falls. I am the 7th child of 8 siblings. I had a typical rural childhood and enjoyed the great outdoors, camping, fishing with my family.. I was involved in the scouting program and am an Eagle Scout. I enjoyed those moments that I had with my family and friends growing up. I started working in potato fields when I was 14 and did not think I would do that for several summers to come. I really enjoyed working on all those farms. It helped build great character. When the time came to serve a mission I put and the paperwork to serve and got called to the Russia, Novosibirsk mission (Siberia) This is an experience I will never forget as it has helped me in life in more ways than I can count. When I returned I started to go to BYU-Idaho, where I met the love of my life, Lena. We met in the Russian Society on campus my freshman year and were married that summer on June 19, 2004. We both continued our schooling. I was an Economics major and Lena was an Interior Design major. We had our first child Emily a little over a year later in October, 2005 We both still had more than a year of school left, and knew it would be difficult for both of us to go to college but we both made it work with the help of the lord and graduated.After about a year of waiting, I was accepted for Officer Training in the Air Force and now live in Omaha, NE with 2 more kids Joshua and Elizabeth and a dog.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I grew up as a Mormon in a Mormon community with a Mormon Family and had Mormon friends. I enjoy being a Mormon and am proud to have such rich heritage in the Mormon faith. I had the wonderful opportunity to serve a mission in the Russia, Novosibirsk mission. It was a complete life changing experience that helped me to realize that my religion was not just large organization and a good social atmosphere but truly the gospel of Jesus Christ restored by the prophet Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following the commandments that are laid out in our faith. Everything from Sunday worship to living the Word of wisdom (no smoking or drinking). I do my best to have as much family time as possible as it is difficult for me with my work taking me overseas quite often. I try to enjoy my family as much as I can. I also try to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with those around me. Many will have questions concerning the Mormon faith and I enjoy having good conversations with people who are willing to learn more about my faith. I enjoy being a member of this church. I enjoy talking about it and learning about it. I am particularly enthused about the history of our church as it is one of very few religions founded in America that has been successful. It's also a great learning experience to see all the oppression that members of the church endured and has increased my faith and understanding of what it truly means to be a member of the church.