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Hi I'm Adam

I was born and raised in Texas. I am now a college student at Brigham Young University. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Adam, the youngest of 9 kids born in Texas, I have 7 brothers and 1 sister. Four of my brothers are already married and I have 8 nieces and nephews. My interests mainly are for sports and any exciting activity that will get adrenaline pumping. My favorite sport far above any other is soccer. Soccer started with my second oldest brother in the family and ever since him we have all played soccer for club teams and our high school team. I have also just been recently called to serve a mission in La Reunion, Madagascar. I leave to the Missionary Training Center in Provo, February 6, I cannot wait.

Why I am a Mormon

I have great parents, mom and dad both Mormon, they raised a big family who have all been baptized in the Church. I can't quite remember too much of my faith growing up, what I do remember is loving church and never doubting as a kid if it was true or not. When I was 8 I was baptized, I can still remember that day and looking out the window on the way home thinking how my life was going to change. Of course when I was 8 I didn't quite understand what I do now. Living the Gospel was never a huge burden on me, it really blessed my life. There were times though when I wondered why I was asked to live a certain way, and also other times when I wished I could be somewhere else instead of at church. Sometimes I do have my doubts about the Gospel, life gets rough and I can't see how there could be something more. When I do faithfully read the scriptures and pray to my Father in Heaven though, I am given this strength, a brighter countenance, and a better attitude. My testimony is that we have a loving Heavenly Father who sent his son Jesus Christ to make an atoning sacrifice for us. That because of his sacrifice we can find our way if we are diligent and repentant. I know that we also need to be baptized by the proper authority of the Priesthood restored to the Prophet Joseph Smith, that same Priesthood John the Baptist used to baptize Jesus Christ. I also know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, another testament of Jesus Christ. We have a living prophet on the Earth today, Thomas S Monson and he shares with us the messages God wants us to hear. I know that we can live with our families forever if we keep the commandments and endure to the end. This is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try my best to make my life meaningful and to help others. The Church really makes this easy to accomplish. As a teen I was assigned to lead our group of youth, there was normally about 4 or 5 of us. What I would mainly do was try to make sure my friends showed up to church, and also try to plan things so that when they did come they could have an enjoyable time, but also that they could feel the Spirit. Also growing up when hurricanes Ike, Katrina, and Rita hit, as a church we went from home to home repairing roofs and cutting branches and trees. When I wasn't going with the church my dad would take me and my brothers to other homes that needed help and we would go work on them alone. Really what this church is about is service and that opportunity to serve was great, to be able to see how appreciated our work was. When I turned 18 I left for college at BYU and there I was called to be a hometeacher. As a hometeacher you have a companion, both of you go visit a few families, in our case a few dorm rooms, at least once a month to see how they are doing and if they need anything. When you visit you should share with them a lesson and try to invite the Spirit into their home. I really have enjoyed the times I've been able to go teach and serve those in need as a hometeacher. Now I have my mission cal and I plan to continue living my faith by spending 2 years on an island teaching the Gospel in the French language.