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Hi I'm Adam

I'm a Mormon. I've had many surgeries that brought me closer to our Father in Heaven. I've been called to serve.

About Me

I grew up just like everyone else. I was an active little boy who loved sports and playing games. A lot of that ended when I found out I had a rare bone disease in my left leg that would require several surgeries and change my life. My hip and knee were made of a fibrous material that would break easier than bone and take longer to heal. When I was told that I shouldn't do any sports, or even run and jump, I thought that my life had ended. What I didn't know was that everything that would happen to me because of that would make my life so much better. I learned about patience and came to recognize that I had it really easy compared to a lot of people I met while in the hospital. Some missing limbs and others with diseases that I still can't comprehend. The Lord blessed my life many times including having procedures that eventually allowed me to start my life like a normal person again. But I can never forget the lessons I learned through years of pain, self-pity, and grow. The Lord, through those trials, refined and worked me so that I feel His love not only for me, but for all of His sons and Daughters around me. I am the product of His eternal love and guidance and I hope to share His truth throughout my life and as I serve in the mission he has called me to in Europe. I am a Son of the Most High God, and I will share my testimony wherever I can.

Why I am a Mormon

Many people look at the church and think that there are too many rules and that it is a hard life to live. I have found throughout my life that it really isn't. I was born into the church and like many I didn't know if it was true. I did everything I was supposed to; I prayed, studied my scriptures, and attended all of my meetings, but I hadn't had a huge spiritual experience that you sometimes hear about. I thought you needed one to have a testimony. I found out though that this really isn't the way to gain a testimony. I had some trials in my life that made me question my role. Why me? What could i possibly gain from this? and I felt just in asking those questions at the time. I found the answer to those questions in just as miraculous a way as some, just not all at once. The manifestation of the Holy Ghost is what starts, grows, and shares a testimony. I learned a little bit at a time. "Line upon line, and precept upon precept" as Isiah teaches. Instead of looking for a big thing the Lord wants us to find the small things, the whispers of a Still Small Voice. I learned that and I feel that I was fully converted to the Lord when I was attending a mission preparation event my stake held. I felt a peace and warmth about the gospel when I thought of helping teach the love of God to all of His children. That was my conversion. In a moment everything I had learned as a youth, child, and in my family made sense and I felt that it was true. I know that the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored again to the Earth so that our God and our Savior may share their love with all of us again, if we are willing to listen and to feel. Joseph Smith was called in the divine pattern that has been used since Adam and was given the Keys to restore the Lord's kingdom, not just reform it. Living revelation comes to us from a Loving Heavenly Father to the current prophet Thomas S. Monson. And if you have doubts kneel down and pray. The Lord will testify to you too.

How I live my faith

I live my life like most people do, go to work, college, come how after a long day. Living my Faith is the best part of all of those activities. At church each week I teach a gospel principles class to some of the members of the congregation. I study throughout the week to teach but daily I share the love of our Savior with the people I meet. I smile at people who look like they may be having a bad day. I help others with projects that take up their time, and do everything I can to let the Savior's love for them shine through. I'm not perfect, I still make mistakes and sometimes use harsh words but I repent and try to do better the next day. Living my faith isn't about being perfect, it's about working toward becoming perfect. The work of the Lord is a grand and expansive work. But it is through the small and simple things that His followers do daily that the great things come to pass. Live like the Savior stood beside you and he will. Love like the Father and you will come to love Him and His children. Pray like you can't do anything on you own and than work as if you had too, and the way will be prepared before. To live your faith is to love, and loving builds faith.

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Adam
Eternal Life is to Live as our Heavenly Father lives. To be with our loved ones forever, and to have eternal increase, children. Everybody will be resurrected and glorified to that level that they are willing to live. But for everyone that is willing to make and keep all the Lord's covenants can receive Eternal life and take part in the charge, "...to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." Moses 1:39. We then, like God, work to raise our children to their highest potential. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Adam
Our Savior, Jesus Christ, wants us to return to live with Him. The way to increase faith in Him is to do His work. If there is a part of His gospel that you have doubts about try the principles it teaches. Pray about it, to know if it is true. Do the work willingly, trying to find the truth not just going through the motions. If you do that your faith will grow in a true principle and if it isn't it won't, you'll be left empty. Faith in Christ is the best faith to develop because everything that is right testifies of him. So every doctrine that is true, that you work on, will increase your faith in Him, and your love for His work. Show more Show less