Hi I'm Adam
I'm a Mormon.
I was born in Pennsylvania, but grew up in southwestern New York. I love to play sports. My favorites are soccer, basketball, and volleyball. I played all these in high school plus baseball, and tennis. I am currently attending Utah Valley University studying Criminal Justice. My goal is to work in federal law enforcement. I love learning about the law and about the nation I live in. I enjoy the outdoors including, hunting, fishing, hiking, and anything else. I really enjoy spending my time with my family when they are around.
Why I am a Mormon
I was born into the LDS faith, but didn't always want to live it, in fact, I would say that for the majority of my life I have lived contrary to the LDS beliefs and the way that any representative of Jesus Christ should act. When I was about 14 years old I fell into some pretty bad things and it caused me to live a life that I never want to return back to. I tried as best as I could to rid my life of the evil that was present and lived the best that I could. I did have a belief in God and believed in his son as well as the beliefs of the LDS Church, but felt as I feel all teenagers feel, trapped! I felt like I couldn't be a normal kid because of all the rules that I had to follow. I had multiple opportunities to do many things that I shouldn't have like drink and indulge in immoral activities, but there was always something inside of me saying "don't do it." I have learned now that was the Holy Ghost guiding me to do whats right. I made it through these trials and graduated from high school. I left for college and was able to get my life together so I could serve a mission. I loved those two years of teaching others and helping them build their faith in God and in Christ. After my mission, I came home and returned to college where I am now. Life has been so much better, however, I again feel into temptation. I made some mistakes and am had to rely on the sacrifice of my Savior to repent and to put my life back in accordance with Gods will, again. I believe I have done so and am so happy now. I will never be able to repay the Lord for His loving mercy, but I can show my true repentance by following the commandments and living as I should have. I love this gospel and the many blessings that I receive as I do as the scriptures and prophets, both living and past, teach. I know that God lives and loves every one of His children no matter what they have done. There is always a way out of sin, it is through Christ. I know this and will always believe this.
How I live my faith
I live my faith now by helping everyone I can come closer to Christ. I let them know they have a friend. So many people would make better choices if they had a friend to help them. That is what was a major factor in my being who I am today is the friends that I have. I also help people by serving them. In my personal life, I show my faith in Christ by not returning to old mistakes that I have left behind. Each day that I succeed, I know that I show the Lord my true faith in Him and that I have truly repented.