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Hi I'm Adam

I'm from a small town in northern California called Healdsburg. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm currently living in Utah, the heart of mormonlandia. My wife and I moved here for work and so far we love it. I love the outdoors. Just to name a few of my hobbies I love; rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, being in water and just about all other sports like tennis, baseball, soccer and most recently adventure racing. Utah just happens to offer these all. I love experiencing new things, people and cultures. I went to school at BYU-Hawaii where I was able to interact with dozens of cultures and foods and different ways of thinking.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, and I'm grateful for it. At age 8 I was set to be baptized. It was a decision my older siblings made and seemed it was expected of me to. I was dressed in white and about ready to walk into a room full of people and be baptized. I told my parents I didn't want to get baptized. For some reason I enjoyed the drama it created. They knelt down and told me that’s ok, that the decision is mine and if I didn't want to be baptized I didn't have to. Even as a little 8 year old I vividly remember the correct decision was to be baptized and I followed that feeling. A little later in life when I was about 16 I needed another affirmation that the LDS church and the doctrine it teaches was indeed the doctrine of Christ and the church of Christ. One thing was certain; my parents had taught me I could have a personal relationship with my Father in Heaven. I relied on that relationship in what would be a solidification of what I’ve been taught or a departing from it. I knew I had to pray to God to find the His truth, if indeed the LDS church was His church. Being open to the fact that I may recieve and answer that His church was not the LDS church raised several questions. What would I do if God tells me His church is not the one I grew up attending? What would I do if everything I had ever been taught was only part truth or not truth at all? How would I attend a different church while my parents attended the Mormon one? In order to get an answer I knew I needed to be open to any answer. I had faith in Heavenly Father and I knew he would answer my prayers. I won’t go into details but I came to know in my heart and in my mind that the doctrine of Jesus Christ was found in the Book of Mormon, that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was indeed Gods church and it is lead by Christ through a living prophet.

How I live my faith

My faith is a lifestyle and at times demands alot of time. I try to set habits of prayer and scripture reading. These help remind me of all that I've been given and how I can become more like Christ. Sundays are a day different from others. It is a day of peace and relaxtion from the normal day to day cares of the world like paying bills, buying things, doing homework etc. All those things I need to get done I try to do before Sunday.