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Hi I'm Adam

I love to learn, and I've returned to college while balancing time for my wife and three kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy a range of activities. I like games like geocaching, board games, and card games. I like watching college football and basketball, college and international rugby, plays, musicals, and movies. I also like to read books. I may not be the most athletic person, but I'm trying to become better at indoor climbing and longboarding. I don't mind being a bit of a geek. I get enjoyment from using Ubuntu (a Linux operating system) and other open source software. I like statistics enough to center my career around it. I enjoy science fiction as well as real science. I've returned to school after working for two years in the actuarial field for a health insurance company. Why? Call me crazy if you will, but I love statistics and didn't use enough of it in my daily work. So I've overcome my fears of grad school and am studying for a doctorate in statistics. I love it so far.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Mormons", but I'm a Mormon from my own choices. I'm very grateful to have been taught about Jesus Christ and His teachings from a young age, giving me an early start to finding the answers to the essential questions about life and myself. I chose baptism into the Church of Jesus Christ because I know God, our Heavenly Father, has told me Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His work. I know that the Church's teachings are true, because I've prayed about them individually. I know these things because I've tested them for myself, and because the Holy Spirit has confirmed the truth of these things in my heart. My life is so much easier because I'm a Mormon. I have knowledge of who I am, where I came from before this life, and what happens after this life. My life purpose and even small decisions are informed by the knowledge that I have received through being a Mormon. This isn't just a general knowledge: I know what God wants for me as an individual. Two pieces of knowledge I'm especially grateful for are: (1) that I have been, and can continue to be, forgiven for all the wrongs I have and will do, and (2) that I can be together with my family forever, through the authority God has given to His church. My greatest happiness in this life can be secured in the life to come!

How I live my faith

I have the wonderful opportunity to teach seven-to-eight-year-old children every Sunday with my wife. We teach the children the scriptures. We tell them about the joy of living the gospel of Jesus Christ. Sharing with them what we know and how we know it strengthens our faith in Jesus Christ as well as theirs. I also try to be a good neighbor. I love seeing an opportunity to help a neighbor, because I know God, our Heavenly Father, wants us to take care of each other. I try to take advantage of those opportunities as often as possible, whether raking leaves, sealing an asphalt driveway, inviting neighbors to our home, etc. I sincerely invite others to let me know if they need any help.