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Hi I'm Adam

I love art, the outdoors, sports, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm in a family of eight children. I like challenging myself. I love music. My goal is to be "a good boy" (Bednar). And I love my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt that the church that I belong to is the church God has wanted me to be apart of all of my life. I have had many instances in my life where the truthfulness of this church and the existence of God have been manifested in my life. Being a Mormon makes me happy. I would not be as happy as I am without the book of Mormon or the organization of the Latter-Day Saint church. I love reading the words of our modern day prophets and apostles. I can listen and read the same talks over and over again because they are so good and I know that they spend a lot of prayer and preparation for each talk. I truly feel that the words of our prophet Thomas S. Monson and his apostles were given to them and inspired from God. This gospel has helped me receive greater joy, develop patience, diligence, and charity in my life. I want nothing more than to be like Christ, but most of all, I want to bring great happiness into the lives of others.

How I live my faith

I live my faith consistently trying to live in accordance with the scripture Alma 26:22 which says "And he that repenteth and exerciseth faith, and bringeth forth good works, and prayeth continually without ceasing, unto such is given to know the mysteries of God..." I also try to become more Christlike by trying to develop Christlike attributes in studying and applying the "Christlike Attributes" section of Preach my Gospel: A guide to missionary service.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Adam
A dispensation is where the priesthood, (or the power of God through man) is upon the Earth. An apostasy is where the priesthood is not upon the earth. Jesus came in the midst of a great apostasy and restored the priesthood upon the earth reviving the dispensation. Soon Jesus died and all his apostles were killed and the priesthood was lost to the earth. The apostasy took claim upon the earth until the Lord felt it right to bring back the priesthood to the people of the earth. God does not want his power to be held by unworthy men. The priesthood is like the father's car keys; he has a choice whether or not to give them to his sons. Joseph Smith was seeking for the true church like many people of today, he listened to and participated in many different churches, but didn't know which one was correct. Then He came to read a scripture which he reflected upon again and again... James 1:5; "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him..." Joseph Smith asked God... God and his beloved son came to him and told him that none of the churches were correct, he was commanded to organize the true and living church which is upon the earth today; "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." Joseph Smith is a man of God like Moses of old time. Show more Show less