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Hi I'm Adam

I'm your average guy. I love life and I love God. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a simple guy. And because of that I'm not sure what to write about. So I'll just keep typing until something more sensible comes out. I love running and reading super old books. I like the feeling that what I'm learning about shaped millions of lives. I like learning new things; I’ll eat or do anything just about once. I'm living in Southern California right now helping other people learn about the purpose of life by serving a mission for my church. Before doing that I studied and worked as a surgical technician and before that I ran around the forests of the Uinta Mountain range in Utah and before that I graduated high school. So I'm young. I am also very single. And I love my life. I don’t mean the little love either, like I love it when all the lights turn green for me but the big love like the love the makes you jump out of bed every morning smiling like a mental patient. Life is good. Very good. And it just keeps getting better.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been really blessed growing up. I had hard stuff every once in a while, everyone does, but it wasn't in those moments the truths that I had learned from my parents took root. I got to watch my family actively live and sacrifice for what they believed and see how the Lord blessed them for what they did, I also got to see the contrast between them and those who didn’t stay firm to their beliefs. Then little by little I got to try out these promises for myself. I remember being very young and absolutely terrified of ghosts and had lots of nightmare. I had heard that when you pray God could make anything happen so I started praying to ask to just be able to go to bed without anything bothering me and just simple to have good dreams. I was four and when it worked I knew that God had heard me, and I still have great dreams. Since then God has continued to let me know that he is there, loves me and wants to help me realize my dreams. I know that he is in the details of my live bringing me where I need to go when I need to be there and being patient enough to let me muddle through without missing out on the big stuff.

How I live my faith

Well I think it comes down to the little things. I try to be who I want to be no matter the situation because I believe that it's in consistency that character is built and your life begins to change. Whether that means serving a friend, sharing the truths that have blessed you, or just listening, you can always try to be like Christ. Of course no one is going to do it perfectly so the Savior made real change possible through following the steps of his gospel. You exercise faith, try to change through genuine repentance, and promise to do better how Christ showed us, though the covenant of baptism and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost. Right now the biggest way I'm living my faith is through serving on my mission. If you've looked around the website much at the other 200+ 18-24 Adams you'll have heard a lot about the missionary experience from any one of them. As for me I love this work. All I do is get to see the mechanisms and depth of others life as I share the message that has given me so much hope. Seeing the light that comes into a life is the most rewarding thing I've ever done and the personal development I enjoy is truly unlike anything else in the world.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

I very much believe so. God doesn't change and for all of our developments, we as humans still have the bulk of our core problems. Without guidance from heaven though prophets those living before us couldn't find their way, we're not really any different. God loves us the same so he'll give us all the help he gave back then. Now believing back then was hard. The Bible can illustrate clearly enough that many couldn’t believe in the servants of the Lord, maybe they just weren’t what people were expecting. Yet those who were truly humble and listened to the Spirit more than popular opinion triumphed. I believe the same thing happens all around us today. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

When in history people have made discoveries or traveled to unknown places, when they expanded their knowledge, they shared it. A testimony is the sharing of something that through having faith, you've come to discover. It's simple, and very personal. Just like anything worth having in live you have to earn it yourself. We share our testimonies to strengthen them and encourage others to gain their own. They are precious jewels to us because they are evidence of our Heavenly Fathers love and involvement in our lives. All testimonies have their root in the power of Christ’s sacrifice and his role as our personal Savior. Show more Show less