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Hi I'm Adam Garrett

I was in the hospital for over 2 weeks at age 7. I want to travel the world and make a difference. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family. I have 4 sisters and 1 brother. My parents are happily married. We move around a lot. We've lived in Oregon, Japan, Texas, Oklahoma, and now Indiana. Yet, I have very fond memories of my childhood. I feel very blessed that we haven't experienced any deaths among my immediate family. However, I came pretty close to death at age 7. I was hospitalized for over 2 weeks. I had a very severe, but unknown illness that made me weak, unable to walk, and unconscious for most of the time. Oh, and I had a black tongue. I can't imagine the stress I caused my family. But, I do remember how my father was constantly at my bedside. I am currently serving in Costa Rica as a missionary. I feel so blessed to return to a place that I fell in love with just a few years ago. During Spring Break of my senior year of high school, I hiked through the mountains in the southern portion, helping my uncle install solar-powered lights. I previously studied public health in college for 2 years. I want to pay it back to the doctors that helped me get better and to the God that gave me a second chance. I am hoping to become a pediatric surgeon. I love kids. The medical field is so rewarding and I love seeing the fruits of my labors. Ultimately, my dream, though, would be to travel all across the world - Central America, Africa, Indiana, you-name-it - and help people improve their quality of life by teaching them how to stay clean, not just of physical things, but also in spiritual things.

Why I am a Mormon

I love how I can LIVE what I believe. I don't just go to church every Sunday. But, rather every day I try to become a better person. It's hard to recognize the changes that I make, but I know that it's happening. I know that as we study the life of the Savior and strive to become like him, that is, to turn outward and be selfless, we will feel happier than we have ever felt. And that is how we develop true friends in this world: by serving them. I can't imagine anything better than to be with people I love forever.

How I live my faith

Being Mormon doesn't just mean reading the Book of Mormon, though I love and cherish that book. For me, it is much more than that. I absolutely love the New Testament, because we can learn so much from everything that Jesus Christ did in his life. But by reading, praying, and equally important, pondering or meditating on what these details mean to me, I develop a relationship with my Savior. Because I know that merely having a knowledge of Him is not sufficient to be a "good person." Instead, we must sincerely become converted unto the Lord, not just to His church, though indeed the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His church. To me, this conversion signifies that we turn from the things of the world and look to Him and live! Specifically, we begin to see the good in the world. There is so much out there that is uplifting and fun! Yes, Mormons can have fun too! I personally love running, playing soccer (though I'm no good at it!), playing the piano and/or viola, learning (especially languages), ice skating, playing board games with friends or family, cooking, etc. There is so much in the world that can bring people together. I love the many ways we can serve others. I have helped plan activities for youth in my ward and stake. I have also planned activities specifically for Sundays, not just for Church meetings, including the program and the sacrament, but also activities to serve. One experience, in particular, that I loved doing was visiting young kids who have physical and/or disabilites and we just sang and talked with them. I just felt a small portion of the love that God has for each one of us. I just love the opportunities that we have to not just learn about the Gospel, but to live it!