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Hi I'm Adam Holmes

I love to longboard, I love to play guitar, I want to grow to be the best husband and father that I can be and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

On July 23rd, 2010, I had a bad accident. I was longboarding in my home town of Gig Harbor, Washington and I fell, fracturing my skull and causing a major concussion. Doctors called my family and told them about the accident and that I wasn't going to make it. Luckily, my father is a worthy holder of the Melchizedek priesthood and he rushed to the hospital and gave me a priesthood blessing. Days later, I miraculously came out of my coma. Doctors were astounded and told my parents that they hadn't the slightest clue how I had made such a recovery. However, they then told my parents that, as miraculous as my comeback was, I would be mentally handicapped for the rest of my life and that I would never be able to interact with another human being again. Since that point I have scored exemplary on multiple mental rehabilitation tests, graduated high school with an exceptional GPA, scored exemplary on the ASVAB military placement test, scored exceptionally well in the SAT, learned how to play guitar, made countless new friends and, most importantly, started fulfilling my call to serve in the Salt Lake City Mission. I know that if it hadn't been for my father's blessing, the countless prayers and fasts offered on my behalf and my Heavenly Father watching over me, I could not be out here today.

Why I am a Mormon

Because of my accident that I had in 2010 and the result thereof, I know more than ever of the truth and power of the gospel. I have read, prayed and received an answer concerning the truth of the Book of Mormon. I know that the Book of Mormon is true through revelation given by the Holy Ghost. I know that it is true and, if the Book of Mormon is true, then Joseph Smith was a prophet. If Joseph Smith was a true prophet, then this church is the only completely true church on the Earth and the only way to be brought unto our Heavenly Father to live with him again. Ultimately, I believe that is what life is all about.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a full-time missionary in the Salt Lake City Mission. I read my scriptures daily, pray daily and do my best to bring others unto Christ. I know the importance of my calling and the importance of the message I am sharing, so I live my life in the best way that I can to be worthy of the blessings promised with sharing the gospel. I know that by being out here, my Father in heaven is blessing my family, my friends and my loved ones. I try my best to live worthy to dwell with him again though I am not perfect. The funny thing is that nobody is perfect. This church is not made for perfect people. It is made for everyone, including (if not especially) those struggling with problems. Through this gospel, and only through this gospel can we become as close to perfect as we possibly can and that is all that is required of us: to try our best and repent of the rest. As long as we are giving our best effort, our beloved redeemer Jesus will fill in the rest.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Adam Holmes
No! We recognize that Joseph Smith was a prophet and we do love him and respect him for what he has done in restoring the Gospel to the Earth again, but we do not worship him. We worship only our Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Adam Holmes
We belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. There is a reason that we are named such. We believe that the only way to be saved in the last day is through the grace of Jesus Christ after we have done all that we can do. We know that only through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can return to dwell with him and our Heavenly Father again. We believe and have faith in the same Jesus of the Bible, the Jesus that walked on water, the Jesus that healed the sick and made the lame walk, the Jesus that shed his blood for us in the Garden of Gethsemane and died on the cross for our sins. We worship and love that Jesus, that benevolent Redeemer. We have taken upon us the name of him. We are Latter-Day Saints of the Church of Jesus Christ. We are Christians. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Adam Holmes
Pray to him. Study the works he has given us. Live your life in accordance to the things he has taught us. Much like loving parents in this life, you can't ignore them your whole life and hope to gain a relationship by talking to them once. You have to build that relationship. You have to show that you really want a relationship and then you have to prove that you will do the things that he tells you to do, because He knows that those are the things that will make you most happy. He loves you individually and he wants to have a relationship with you but he can't if the desire isn't reciprocated. Pray to Him. Study his word he has given us, namely the scriptures. Obey his commandments. As you do this, you will have a stronger relationship with him than ever before in your life. Show more Show less