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Hi I'm Adam

I grew up in Chicago, served a full-time mission to Ecuador, I grew up in the church, I have married the love of my life.

About Me

I grew up in the Church in a suburb of Chicago. I decided to serve a mission and served in the Ecuador mission. I later came home and went to college at Brigham Young University - Idaho. I got my Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design and my minors are in Photography and Spanish. I got married in the LDS Sacramento Temple to my lovely wife and we are currently living and working in Idaho. I love the out doors and participating in extreme sports. I love all other sports as well. Even though art and photography are what I chose for my profession it is what consumes a lot of my time. I am an Eagle Scout and love working with the youth. I currently hold a calling where I work with the 14-15 year old young men in the church to help them come closer to Christ and to better prepare them for the world. I love my calling and hope that my efforts are making a difference. I don't currently have any children of my own but hope to be able to raise some of my own in our future.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church so I don't particularly know what it would be like to be apart of any other religion. I do on the other hand have a conversion story that I would like to share about myself. Growing up in the church I think I took a lot of things for granted and as a teenager I based a lot of my testimony on my parents testimony. The High School I attended had about 4500 students and I was one of a very few Mormons that attended that High School. So naturally there was a lot of opposition growing up. As a teenager I was largely focused on what people thought of me so I started to stray away from the teachings that I grew up with in the Mormon church. When I got to the age of 18 I had a lot of people asking me if I was going to serve a mission for my church which most of the young men were expected to do at that age in the church. My answer was always "I don't know." I felt that was a pretty safe answer. It kept me from committing to serving a mission but it also didn't tell them that I wasn't going to either. I did this for a while. My parents were very good. They never pressured me. Then one day when I went to church, I got stopped by my Bishop. He asked me to come in to his office. He asked me the same question, "What were my plans with going on a mission?" Again, I tried to give him the same answer. He just lovingly shared with me his testimony of serving a mission. He then asked if I had prayed about it. I had said I hadn't. To tell you the truth it had been a while since I had prayed privately. He challenged me to go home and get on my knees and ask sincerely if a mission was right for me. I said I would. A few days later I decided I would try it out. Then I would be able to tell people that a mission was not right for me. I got on my knees and asked if a mission is right for me. I was over-come by a warmth of love. I immediately felt the need to serve a mission and prepare myself. It is for this reason I am still strong in this church.

How I live my faith

In the community I am an ordinary citizen that tries to help in anyway possible. I am currently working with young men between the ages of 14-15. It is a very enriching calling. I help them to choose righteous decisions by teaching them gospel principles, to help better prepare them to serve a mission and to fulfill the ultimate mission in life; becoming a loving husband and father. I try to do my best at fulfilling my calling as a home teacher. I strive to do the small things which help better my life like regular scripture study and prayer. I know that life can throw obstacles in your path but I know that by living your life according to the commandments and principles of the gospel, it helps us to be receptive to the Holy Ghost which will lead you down the straight and narrow path of Jesus Christ.