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Hi I'm Adam

I grew up in Dallas, Texas. I've had two brain tumors, five surgeries, and radiation therapy. I am very blessed, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a poet. I am currently writing a novel and am hopeful of finishing the first complete draft in the next few months. I enjoy singing and researching my ancestors. I go on walks, enjoy being with friends, and love to be outdoors and take in the fresh air. Having had two brain tumors, one found at age nine and the other in Junior year in high school, has taught me that my Heavenly Father loves me, and sees great worth in me, and in each of us as His children. Through my struggles, I have been used as a tool in touching other lives. It is a humbling, though an exhilarating experience. I know that I have come a long way and that I have yet a long way to go, and am excited to be a member of the Church.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church since my baptism when I was eight years old. I chose to be baptized because it felt right to me. I have believed in the truthfulness of this church since that occasion. Though I make many mistakes, the Lord helps me to get back up when I fall, and learn from the mistakes that I have made. My belief in this church has gone from being a strong belief to a sure knowledge of its truthfulness. I love this church, and this gospel. Some might call it a crutch. I call it a pair of wings, for in it I have found true freedom; freedom from sin, freedom from false ideas and doctrines, and freedom to follow my Savior in the exact footsteps he has left for me. I know that this church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is true in its entirety. I know this because of the spirit I feel within the walls of its buildings; I know this from the spirit I feel as I read the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon; I know this from the countless testimonies given by others of the truthfulness of this work; and I know it because it has been confirmed to me by the Holy Ghost, which is the Spirit of God.

How I live my faith

The most important thing in living my faith is in living a Christ- centered life. I have a long way to go, but to me this means doing what Christ would do if he were standing in my shoes. This means helping maintain our church buildings. This means welcoming visitors into our meetings. They are also precious children of God, and should be treated as such. This means treating other children of God as the precious souls they are. This means that everything I do should be done with my Savior Jesus Christ as my role model. "What would Jesus do? How would Jesus do it?" How I speak, how I dress, what I do, what I won't do. I don't use profanity, I don't smoke I don't drink alcohol, and I don't do drugs. I dress modestly- which to me means that I don't wear things that would attract attention to myself or that would put a bad image on the church. In my job, or "calling," in the church, I run the building's library during church hours. It is important that I maintain a friendly atmosphere. Every person who comes into the library should feel the same good, happy, reverent spirit that they do elsewhere in the building. As I said, I have a long way to go, but Heavenly Father and my Savior are always helping me to learn and do better.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

If you were given the greatest treasure on earth, such a great treasure that a millionth part of it would suffice to take care of all your needs for the rest of your life, would you not want to share it? When you are truly happy, do you not want others to share in your happiness? If your life were saved by a miraculous new medicine and you found someone who had the same difficulty as you, would you not find great joy in saving their life as yours was saved? Our missionaries proselyte because we have the greatest message on earth- that God lives, and loves us because we are his children, that a prophet of God is on the earth today, that we will return again to live in His glorious presence if we live according to the principles of his Gospel, and that the greatest joy comes in keeping the commandments of God. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

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