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Hi I'm Adam Neibaur

I love to smile. I love the Phoenix Suns. I love to make Pizza. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I work with Special Needs children. It can be difficult and challenging at times, but I find it very rewarding. The kids keep me young. I love to play sports, basketball being my favorite. I love the Phoenix Suns and love watching their games with family and friends. I have coached youth basketball for about a year and a half now. I enjoy coaching the team as a whole, but my favorite part is when I can take one of kids off to the side and work with them personally on their game. It's the one on one friendships that are built that make it so rewarding. I try and teach them to be good basketball players, but I also try to teach them to play the game with character as opposed to being a character who happens to play basketball. I also love to cook Pizza. Normally the kitchen and I don't work well together, but I have discovered a hidden talent with pizza. I want to open up a pizzeria and ice cream shop someday. I also love to smile and develop friendships with people.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. My parents both taught me by example as they attended church every Sunday. I always went too, though I went more to be around my friends. When I was in High School, I went through a period where I wasn't living the teachings of Jesus. I had moved myself away from Him and felt distanced from Him. I knew that I needed to make changes in my life, but I didn't feel the desire to do so. Over time, I began to feel hopeless and empty. I began to doubt the Gospel teachings that I had always just accepted. I realized that I wasn't happy and I came to a crossroads in my life. I could continue living the way I was living, or I could really find out if Jesus was real and if this was His church, and change my life to fit what that meant. I put in a lot of time studying the Book of Mormon and the Bible, and I would spend time on my knees asking God if the church was true. One day when I was praying, my answer came. I felt an overwhelming feeling of peace. I felt goosebumps. I felt Heavenly Father's love in a very real way that day. I knew that day without a doubt that there is a God in Heaven. He has a Son named Jesus who sacrificed His life for all mankind. I also knew that those 2 appeared to Joseph Smith in a grove of trees, and because I know that, I also know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the same church that Christ established in Bible times. I decided at that point that I would go on a 2 Year Mission to share my beliefs. I was called to serve in Minnesota. It was the best decision I've ever made. I love the people of Minnesota and Wisconsin with all my heart. While I was there, my beliefs were spit on, challenged, and rejected. I was told that I was brainwashed, decieved, and I couldn't know the truth of such things. But what hasn't killed my testimony has only made it stronger. Like many people, I've had doubts about Joseph Smith. I know now that he did in fact see God.

How I live my faith

As members of the church, we go to church for 3 hours every Sunday. The last 2 hours are in classroom settings where we can discuss the Gospel and learn from each other. I teach a class during the second hour. We just go over the very basics of the Gospel. The class is for those who are just learning about the church or who need a refresher's course. We talk about things like the Savior's Life, faith, love, sacrifice, service, etc. I love teaching the class. It gives me an opportunity to get to know the people who attend every Sunday. I love working with them. I also get to think about the Gospel each week as I prepare what to teach. It gives me specific things to study each week. I've found that I learn more from the class members than they probably do from me, the teacher. It's been a blessing to teach the class. I am always happier when I live the Gospel than when I don't. The difference in my life is night and day. I love the church.