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Hi I'm Adam

I grew up living all over the world, including the Middle East. Now I am an engineer, designing aircraft. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Colorado native that is too scared to go skiing. I think Colorado is one of the most beautiful states and I enjoying fishing, camping, and hiking. I can play the piano and I was a percussionist in high school. I studied civil engineering in college and earning my degree is one my greatest accomplishments. I met my husband during college and we were married shortly after graduation. Two years later, we are expecting our first child. We are nervous about the life changes coming our way but at the same time we are anxious and excited!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the church when I was born, and have taught me the Gospel in my childhood. Their teachings guided me to a knowledge of God's plan for me, as well as providing me the tools to establish my own relationship with Heavenly Father. It was putting these tools to use that truly converted me to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon because I have applied the things my parents and church leaders have taught to me from my youth. They taught me that God would answer my prayers, and that His teachings could be found the the Bible, as well as the Book of Mormon. They taught me that my Savior atoned for my sins, and that I can receive forgiveness for my mistakes if I repent wholeheartedly. And they taught me that obedience to God's commandments would bring me happiness in my life. All of these promises and teachings have proven true. I have been continually blessed by being obedient. I have come to know God through His words, as contained in the Book of Mormon, Bible, and teachings of modern prophets. And God has answered my prayers, without fail.

How I live my faith

I have found that there are ways to live according to my faith every day. Studying the scriptures with my wife, and praying for her have become an indispensable part of my life. We also follow the direction of the President of the Church, to set aside our Monday night for additional study, prayer, and family-centered activities. I am also actively involved in the managing of local congregation affairs. I help to ensure that all the members of our congregation are accounted for, and maintain records on the ordinances of the church that they are involved in, such as baptism.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Adam
In Matthew 3, it is recorded how Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist. Christ set the example for us to follow. He taught this himself, as recorded in John 3:5, "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." We believe baptism to be an essential ordinance for salvation. It represents a covenant, or promise, with God. We promise to keep His commandments, and to be willing to take up the name of Jesus Christ. God promises us the companionship of the Holy Ghost, and forgiveness of sin if we repent. In modern times, it was taught to the Prophet Joseph Smith that baptism was essential before any person could be recorded as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was instructed that, "All those who humble themselves before God, and desire to be baptized, and come forth with broken hearts and contrite spirits, and witness before the church that they have truly repented of all their sins, and are willing to take upon them the name of Jesus Christ, having a determination to serve him to the end, and truly manifest by their works that they have received of the Spirit of Christ unto the remission of their sins, shall be received by baptism into his church." Thus new members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints must be baptized to follow the revelation of God to prophets both ancient and modern, as well as the teachings of Jesus Christ Himself. Show more Show less