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Hi I'm Adam

I grew up in Seattle, Washington. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m married and have enjoyed being so for nearly 30 years. I have two children. Both are currently in school and each are working towards a four year degree. One is married and has two children. I really enjoy being a ‘Papa.’ I work as a technical Program Manager at Microsoft, as a contract employee, and have completed nearly nine years. I’m also the assistant coach at our local High School for girl's gymnastics. Gymnastics was a big part of my life as I was growing up. I still love it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church and enjoyed the closeness of my parents and family. We were not a perfect family. Oh no, far from it. I just knew that my parents believed in God and taught us to have faith in Jesus Christ and to learn and obey His commandments. It was not until I was nearly 19 years old that I got on my knees and asked earnestly if this was really the Saviors church. I was willing to believe. It took two weeks of studying, fasting and praying until one night I felt my heart burn within me. It was not overwhelming, but pierced me deeply. I had never felt this before. There is no one that could have made me feel that way except God through the Holy Ghost. So, I asked if the Book of Mormon is really scriptures from God and if Joseph Smith was His prophet. The feeling continued and did not fade for some time. Since then, I have tried to learn more about our Savior and be obedient to His commandments, each and every day. I do this in my actions, the words I use, how I choose to spend my time, in helping others, and being obedient to God’s laws. Since then, I have had my share of heart aches and difficulties. Some hardships I brought on myself by selfishness or poor choices and others that where not of my making, but where trials all the same. I have found happiness and even moments of pure joy living the Gospel, and by being obedient to God’s commandments and guidelines I have avoided many of the worlds pit falls and snares that lead to sorrow and grief. I know that God lives and we are His children. That He is keenly mindful of each of us and that we are here experiencing mortality for a purpose. That there is a Plan of Salvation, for which we have been given a Savior to help us do that which we cannot, in our efforts to return to our heavenly home. I know that the Book of Mormon (like the Bible) is another testimony of our Savior and gives light and clarity to who we are and why we are here. I witness these things to all in the sacred name of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

As I learn more of our Savior through studying and prayer, I try to incorporate His characteristics’ to be my own, and when I stumble or it becomes difficult, I try to not complain or quite trying to improve. I find that serving others is a great way to be like our Savior. We are taught in the scriptures to help one another. I try my best to be kind in the words I choose to speak, or showing love and respect for my wife, children, extended family, neighbors, well.. everyone. To willingly accept church positions (no payment involved) as a teacher for little ones, up through teenagers and adults. It can be scary, but to serve is to forget yourself, and be fully committed for the sake of others. I help our local High School girl’s gymnastic team in strength training and tumbling. I help my friends and neighbors with home remodels or replacing or fixing their roofs. I help where I can, as I find a need.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

I served a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-Day Saints and it was wonderful. The reason for anyone wanting to be a missionary is that they desire to share a message about Jesus Christ and that He loves us. That we have a Heavenly Father who also loves us, and that there is a plan of salvation. That everyone has the opportunity to return to our Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ our Savior. Show more Show less