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Hi I'm Adam

I'm a budding statistician at BYU, a college football fan, an amateur bagpiper, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the oldest of four children in my family. My brothers and sister are three of my best friends in the world! My parents, too, are the best role-models and heroes anybody could ever have, as well as two more best friends. I grew up in beautiful western Washington, and though I'm away at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah for school, it's still home to me. After long weeks of hard work in school or in the pool, my favorite ways to unwind are spending time with my friends and family, watching and analyzing college football, playing Ultimate (Frisbee), following the Seattle Rainmakers, swimming and boating in Washington's Lake Sammamish, and otherwise laughing, joking, and messing around with them. After serving a voluntary proselyting mission for my Church in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area (teaching our beliefs in the Spanish language), I left for college to study Statistics in order to apply those skills one day for my hometown Seattle Seahawks and help them win a few more Super Bowls.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel has been a natural part of my life. Always has been, always will be. I can say with certainty that I believe the church is true. Some could say that I say this just because I've grown up this way. But it's not. You see, I had to learn pretty quickly for myself if this is something I should hang on to and follow, or let go of. So, I did. I read the entire Book of Mormon, then prayed and asked God himself if this church, these teachings, and this doctrine is truly His and if I should keep committed to it. He answered me. I felt that I should. Many other similar experiences I've had since as a kid, as a missionary, and as a young man have continued to confirm to me that this is Jesus Christ's church and that I should live my life in the way I've been taught from my childhood on up. I know I'm young, but I also know without a shadow of a doubt that this is true. The Church and the Gospel continues to be a strength and a guide to me, especially now as a college student. I have come to know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and the Redeemer of everybody on it--everybody that has lived, that will live, and that does live now. Including me, and including you who now read this. I know for sure that this is His true church and that a prophet that has been called of God, like Moses and Abraham of old, leads the church today.

How I live my faith

In high school and now in college, I do my best to live everything I've been taught in the Church. I try to serve, to be kind, to be courteous, and to treat everyone like Jesus Christ himself would have treated them. I know I'm not perfect, but I keep trying, so that if my friends and classmates ever think back on their High School days, they can say, "I knew a Mormon. He was one of the nicest, greatest guys that I've ever known." Now at BYU, where I'm surrounded by members of my faith, I try to develop my personal relationship with God through studying the scriptures, praying and communicating with Him, helping and uplifting others, and serving in my local congregation in any way I can.

What is the priesthood?

Adam
Basically, the Priesthood is the authority and power of God loaned to men to act in His name. It's permission that God gives men to do what He wants done and say what He wants said, but permission/power/authority that can be revoked if the people chose to ignore it or if the men that have recieved this power try to misuse it. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Adam
Absolutely, 100%! God has sent prophets to guide His children all throughout history, prophets like Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Samuel, Isaiah, and so on. These prophets teach the word of God and what we must know to return to live with Him again. Jesus Christ came personally to teach His Gospel as well as bring about our salvation through His sacrifice. I know that God loves me and He loves His children. Since He has mercifully sent prophets to previous generations to teach them His word, it only makes sense that He'd keep sending them, especially in a day and age that is as crazy as this. And I thank God for it. Every 6 months (the first weekend in April and October respectively), we have the chance to listen to the prophet speak. I'd definitely invite you to check it out! You can watch it online at www.lds.org Show more Show less