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Hi I'm Adam Buchanan

I'm the youngest of seven children, I love to read and to make music, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I think that big families are great! Of my six older siblings, four are married, and as a result of that, I have 18 nieces and nephews! That makes our family get-togethers amazingly crazy and fun! I love my family and they mean everything to me. We are able to hold together during hard times and have loads of fun whenever possible! Music would have to be one of my second favorite things next to my family. I have played the piano since I was 7, sang in our ward (church) choir since around that time, and have played in the band in school on the trumpet, tuba, and sousaphone from 7th grade on! Making music brings me a lot of happiness, and I am extremely grateful for the musical talents that God has given me. Next down the line is reading. To give you a show of how much I like reading, I read Harry Potter Book 7 in a single day. You might just say I am a book-aholic. When I was younger I would read all of the information books that I could, and though I still enjoy those, fantasy has to be my favorite right now. My brothers would and still do tease me about how I inhale books the way some people inhale food! Currently, I am serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the great state of Indiana, far far away from my home in good old Utah. While I am here I don't read my fantasy books, play my tuba, or talk to my family more than once a week by email and twice a year by phone. That is how much what I am doing means to me!

Why I am a Mormon

As you have probably guessed, I was born and raised a Mormon. Honestly, I don't have a problem with that either! I can't say that I ever doubted that the church was true, but that didn't stop me from getting a witness for myself that it was true. I knew that if I really was going to live this for the rest of my life, I had to know it was true from a source that I knew would never lie to me, my Father in Heaven. I now know that this church really the true church of Jesus Christ here on the earth today. I can't pinpoint any one moment in my life that I can say was the moment that I knew it. There was never any vision of concourses of angels bursting forth from the sky to proclaim to me that the church was true. I know by the power of the Holy Ghost that this church is true! He has told me through His still, small voice that my Heavenly Father loves me, that His Son, Jesus Christ, died for me, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true and living Church on the face of the whole earth. Jesus Christ loved the people living in Old Testament times and showed them that love by calling prophets who could testify of His future coming and the things that He would do for them. He loves us just the same as He loved them, and He has called prophets in our day to testify of His life on the earth two thousand years ago, how it still affects us today, and how we can prepare for His second coming. I am grateful for the knowledge that I have that Jesus Christ lives today and loves us. I am grateful to be living His gospel today.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by keeping a smile on my face and a spring in my step, or my bike pedaling, whichever one I may be doing at the time. I am serving a full-time, two year mission for the church, and more importantly for my Savior. One of our modern prophets taught, "Any time we experience the blessings of the Atonement in our lives, we cannot help but have a concern for the welfare of others." I have felt time and time again the blessings Christ's Atonement has to offer, and that is why I am doing this. You have probably seen missionaries like me biking down the street, walking from door to door, or doing various other things. Just know that we are normal people with an extraordinary calling. For these two years we do our best to live as Christ lived and be His representatives! I know that I often fail and fall short, but I learn from these mistakes, and I am very grateful that I have these opportunities to grow. Obviously though, two years isn't the rest of my life (I hope...). Afterwards, while attending school, raising a family, having a career, making music, and reading books, I will continue to do the best I can to live as He lived. I will still be in contact with many people, and I know that what I have learned and now live can bring them happiness as well! I will continue to be active in the church and seek God's guidance in my life; after all, He knows what is best for me better than I do!

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Adam Buchanan
As a Mormon, I believe in the Bible because it helps me to know who Jesus Christ is. The Old Testament teaches me that Jesus Christ loves all of us as God's children no matter what time period we have been born in. It teaches me that because He loves us He sends us men who are special witnesses of Him who will teach of Him, prophesy of His life, and invite all of us to live His commandments. The New Testament teaches me of His life, His mission, His Atonement, His Gospel, why we should follow Him, and how what He did then makes any difference on how I live my life now. Show more Show less