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Hi I'm Adrien

I am French and grew up in France. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My life has been above all profoundly affected by health difficulties. Therefore, I never could go to college or the university, have a job, I never could serve in a mission of proselytism (as any young men would do in our Church), I never could participate in associative projects, and so on. For lack of anything better, I stayed home alone for many years — and still I am. However I never let things get me down; so I studied a wide range of topics, among others: languages (I can speak 5), sciences, especially chemistry or physics. I also composed music and wrote poetry. I can play the piano and the recorder. Sometimes I sew, draw and paint, and do many other manual works. I also love hiking in the wild of Nature, especially in the mountain. That relaxes me and helps me to think quietly. Else I am constrained to much rest. Thus can my life be summed up. As you can see, I don't waste my time. Of course, such a life may seem (from human viewpoint) absolutely hopeless, without any future or prospect. But my faith in Christ, and the faith that He can accomplish miracles, helps me keep hope. That is not easy, I admit. But finally I can say that I am a very happy man, and that I need very little to.

Why I am a Mormon

At the beginning, I actually always believed in a supernal force. Since my youngest age, I was very interested in physics and astronomy, and seeing the beauty and magnitude of the universe, perfectly ordered through the least details, impressed me very much and I knew it could not be a result of hazard. Nevertheless, I knew nothing about the Gospel. At the most I heared about God and Jesus-Christ, because some members of my family were christians (mormons or catholics), and thus did I name that "supernal force". At age 11, I met the Church and I was offered a Book a Mormon. In fact, I did not convert at once. I first needed to know that book well and above all to know whether it were true. Therefore I read it several times, which took me 2 to 3 years. One particular verse caught my attention: "yea, and all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator" (Alma 30:44). I then thought: "Here is a book that agrees with me!" Then I prayed God, in Whom I already believed, and asked Him, whether this book were true. I received a positive answer, and I decided to join the Church. That changed my life for the better, I feel more enthusiastic for the future, I am more optimistic in general. And I have more energy to press forward in the life.

How I live my faith

I had been a clerk for 5 years. In our Church, a clerk, under the supervision of the bishop, cares about all the administrative and financial tasks. It is a heavy responsibility, it takes much time, especially on Sundays, but I am very happy to serve for the Church and get more experience. I also taught the members of my ward for 4 years. It was a trial, I was very stressed at the beginning, but I learned to overcome my fears and speak in public. Fortunately, even when you make mistakes in that kind of calling, the members are very kind, they don't criticise you but help you to be better! The Church is a training field, very efficient for many things!