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Hi I'm Adam

I'm a master's student, marathon survivor, novice husband, and soon to be father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a first year master's student planning to work in food manufacturing after graduation. I am a casual sports fan and enjoy playing racket sports, basketball and soccer, although I think I'm already starting to slow down in my old age of mid-twenties. I've lived in eastern Europe for 5 years of my life and love Slavic people, cultures, languages, music, food, etc. Since being married recently my hobbies have changed a bit; I love spending time with my wife cooking, eating, watching movies, reading and going on walks. We're looking forward to becoming parents soon, although we are treasuring the last few months of quiet and sleep.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a mormon because I know that blessings I've experienced in this church are of a divine source and that they are available to those who live in accordance with the doctrines and principles we learn and apply in this church. I know that God is our loving Heavenly Father and that he prepared a perfect plan for us, the center of which is Jesus Christ. Through the atonement of Christ we can be liberated from the harmful effects of sin and be clean. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have restored the fulness of the gospel as it was taught and administered anciently through the modern-day prophet Joseph Smith. I know that the Book of Mormon along with the Holy Ghost are powerful tools in coming to a knowledge of these things. I recognize that I am young and inexperienced in many aspects of life, but I believe that Heavenly Father is the source of all truth and that he can reveal it to anyone who earnestly seeks after it. I have received spiritual confirmations as I have tried to live the gospel, search the scriptures and pray sincerely. I am unable to adequately express the impressions and feelings that have helped me to know these things are true, and I don't expect anyone to just accept that whatever I experienced was from God. However, I do hope that some of those who may hear or read similar testimonies would be motivated to try to find out for themselves if these things are true through careful study of the scriptures and sincere prayer; that is the only way they will know the happiness and blessings that come from having a testimony of eternal spiritual truths.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by consistently allotting time to spiritual things. Studying the scriptures including the Bible and the Book of Mormon as well as sincere prayer help me keep an eternal perspective on life and maintain obeying the commandments of God as they have been revealed through His prophets. I try to take advantage of opportunities to serve people around me. I try to fulfill responsibilities I have in the church. I have served as a Sunday School teacher, hometeaching and secretary to a bishop (leader of a congregation). Responsibilities have ranged from teaching lessons to helping others schedule appointments with the bishop to visiting other members of the church and helping to learn and meet any needs they might have. Living my faith is not always easy. Some days I have trouble feeling charitable towards others or putting effort into spiritual things, but I have never regretted living the gospel. I know it's true.