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Hi I'm Adam

I work in science and the law. I have faith in God and His Plan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

While growing up I lived in many states—California, Texas, Washington, Massachusetts, Alabama, Oklahoma, New Jersey, Maryland, Arizona, and Pennsylvania (for 3 days after I was born). Of them all, I liked Arizona the best. I am a dad raising my children as fifth generation Arizona natives (thanks to my wife of course). I enjoy tinkering with computers, playing basketball, gardening, and being done with college finally. I was homeschooled all the way through elementary school and high school and never did wind up attending a public school until I went to Arizona State University for my master's degree. Right now I am living my dream to be self employed and working to balance family, faith, and work.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this faith has provided me answers and an inner strength to choose the right. It has provided answers to the questions of life itself, such as where did I come from and where do I go when I die, as well as answers to more immediate questions, such as where did the earth come from, why am I alive, and does God really know who I am and care about what happens in my life? Through the influence of the Holy Ghost, I know that God does govern in the affairs of men and women and especially in my life. When I was 16 I knew I needed more strength than I had to keep God's commandments, I read the Book of Mormon daily, prayed daily, and attended LDS church meetings weekly. My witness did not come all at once, but gradually over a period of months I came to know that the LDS church is true, that Joseph Smith is the prophet who restored it to earth, and most importantly, that Jesus Christ came to earth, lived, died, and rose again for me individually and for everyone else. This has helped me develop my own connection and relationship with God as my Heavenly Father and the ability to call on Him for guidance and help and know that I have received it. This brings great comfort in the uncertain time in which my family and I live--to know that the direction I am going is right even when I do not know exactly how things will turn out. But knowing that God loves me lets me know all things will work out.

How I live my faith

I currently serve all the church members and members of the community in my ward boundaries as their bishop, the leader of our local church congregation. My role has been described as being a father to our ward family, which includes all the children, young men and women, and adults in our geographical area. As a bishop, I help children prepare to be baptized when they turn 8, young men and women prepare for the challenges of life and temple marriage, and assist adults in their work as parents and spouses, as they seek to overcome addictions, as they struggle through mental and emotional challenges, and while they work to become self-reliant in these challenging economic times. Church president Gordon B. Hinckley stated that there is nothing sweeter or more rewarding that you can do outside the walls of your own home than to serve as a bishop to the people in your ward. I know that to be true. I have experienced again and again our Heavenly Father and his Son reaching out to individuals I meet through me and have rejoiced as many have chosen to follow Them and find peace and happiness in Their plan. I know that these blessings are possible as we come to Christ and participate as members of a diverse ward family.