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Hi I'm Adam

I'm a mormon

About Me

I grew up in Texas, one of about 10 members at my high school of over 2,500 people. I served a mission in Londrina, Brazil. After coming home I went to college at BYU-Idaho, where I got a degree in Biology and Chemistry. I also met my wife there, and we were later married in the Atlanta, GA temple. We moved to Ohio where I went to Podiatry school, and we welcomed our 2 kids into our family while I was a student. After graduation, I began my surgical residency training in Ohio, and that is where we are now. I am the oldest of 5 kids. I enjoy reading, movies, watching sports, and outside activities. Most of my time is spent studying how to treat and care for foot and ankle problems, but any free time away from that is always spent with my family. I am an ESPN junkie, and I have to red all the articles on their website. We spend lots of time as a family by going for walks, or going to the park. We hope are hoping to move somewhere a little warmer when I am done with my residency training, but we are keeping our options open, and will go wherever the Lord sends us.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up LDS, but that is not the reason I am currently an active member. I consider myself to be a convert because I did not really convert to the gospel until I was preparing to serve a mission. It was as a young missionary where I learned for myself by the witness of the Holy Ghost that Jesus is my Savior, that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and that the Book of Mormon was true. Those experiences are the reasons that I am a Mormon today. I love the teachings of the gospel as well, and I find that the more effort I put into following the teachings of the church, the closer it draws me to Diety, and it improves my relationship with my Spouse, my family, and with others around me. I have found that the times that I struggle the most in my dealings with my fellow men and in my love for others always coincide with the times where I have slacked the most in trying to strengthen my testimony and have not tried my hardest at following the teachings lined out in the gospel.

How I live my faith

I am a sunday school teacher in my ward for the 12-13 year olds, and I am also involved with the young men Scouting program. We have family home evening together every tuesday night instead of monday night because my mondays are very busy due to my current work schedule. We read the scriptures everynight together as a family before putting our kids to bed. Since our kids are so young right now, we do that by reading a few verses and looking at pictures of scripture stories and expaining the pictures to our kids. it takes about 5-10 minutes each night. My wife and I try to read the scriptures together as well before we go to bed, and have been doing better at that recently, but there is always room for improvement. I think the way I live my faith though is most noticed by my colleagues at work. They have noticed that I don't drink alcohol or coffee ( which in the medical field is almost unheard of). They have noticed that I don't swear or take the Lord's name in vain. This has led to many good discussions with my co-workers where I have been able to share my feelings and my testimony as to why I obstain from these things.