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Hi I'm Bruce Adams

I'm a Mormon and I run a small business with my wife and daughter. I've lived in Palmerston North for the last 3 years.

About Me

Hi I love to read, and watch TV, plus cooking, I also take a keen interest in the education of my youngest child who is still at home, being only 11. My other children are 27, 24 and 21 last year. They are from a previous marriage and live away from my home. My oldest daughter is married, and has been for the last 3 years, to a lovely young man, and now has a child of her own, my first granddaughter, who is just 5 months old, in Hawke Bay. My oldest son lives and works in Australia with his partner, and my youngest son is currently at home in Levin. I love all my family and wish that I was able to help more than I am generally able too. I have been married to my wife for the last 12 years, she is a very loving lady and puts up with all my foibles more than I deserve, and I love her dearly. I left school when I was 17, and went back to night school when I was 19 to complete my education and achieve my School Certificate in English, having already gotten my Maths and Science, back then in the 70's it was compulserary to have School Certificate English to get a pass, and at the first time I only got 27 percent and finally got a 51 percent pass. I then spent 4 years, in my youth hitch hiking around New Zealand and also a little time in Australia. I have worked in a variety of jobs from seasonal work, digging drains, construction, both in commercial and roading, sales postions, and even as a Regional Sales Manager. I have also owned my own shorthaul Freight Company in the Waikato.

Why I am a Mormon

I was staying with a member family,at the time I knew very little about the Church, at Christmas, the family gave me a Book of Mormon. The best gift I have ever recieved. I started to read, and was soon invited to have the Missionaries visit. I had been going to Church for about 3 months but did not really know much. I thought it can't hurt to listen, after a while I got concerned that I might be pressured into joining the Church, but the wife of the family I was boarding with told me no one could force me to join. Eventually the missionaries asked me to pray about the Book of Mormon to ask if it was true or not. I thought this would be easy, but unfortunatley I got the answer I didin't want, the Book of Mormon was true and I was Baptised about 3 weeks later, in 1993. The Church has helped me to become a better person and improves me a little bit each day. But I still have a long way to go. I enjoy my time at Church and also when I spend time with my family discussing the scriptures and trying to instruct my daugther in some principal she is struggling with. I find at these time I get as much from our discussions, than she may, as she is also a great teacher. I had trouble with some of the principals when I first joined the Church, inparticular Tithing, but have found that as I struggle to pay my tithings I always seem to have enough and even some left over once I have paid my tithing, and that my life is always a lot better in all aspects for having done so.

How I live my faith

I like the fact that in running our shop we are able to come into contact with a wide variety of people, and those that may be a little out of sorts we are able to help. That I am also able to help one of my sons recently with some work as he also helped me out when I was injuried. I currently have no position in the Ward, but have in the past had positions as Branch Clerk, Elders Quorum president, and others. I have always enjoyed my Home Teaching and find it rewarding visting and helping anyone we find in need. And also participating helping people with such things as shifting an elderly widowed sister. And enjoy all the activities that are fully family oriented.