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Hi I'm Adam

I have always lived in my small home town and work as a computer programmer. Thanks to the missionaries, I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a computer programmer who lives alone and enjoys studying science, riding my bicycle, and discussing politics. I'm not very good at talking about myself; I just try to live a simple life and do the right thing when I can.

Why I am a Mormon

When I first saw the missionaries near my house, I thought about hiding or running away. My life was already pretty good and I didn't want to be in an awkward position talking to them. But, I got a feeling that running away would be the wrong thing to do, so I talked to them to learn more about the church. As the months passed, I kept inviting them back to tell me more. I learned that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches things that I already knew were true, albeit I knew them from a slightly different perspective, being raised atheist. For example, God's commandments about taking care of ourselves and loving one another, principles of charity and caring, and more all corresponded to how I have tried to live my life beforehand. I saw that the missionaries and other church members, far from being a scary group from whom I should run, live these principles too. They aren't hypocrites telling us to be kind while being unkind themselves. From my first day going into a church meeting, everybody treated me like family. I took a long time to actually read the Book of Mormon and to ponder and pray about its truthfulness, and I had to learn how to listen to God's answers, but once I did with an open heart, I received my answer: yes, this is true and I should join this church. Ever since then, events have proved time and time again that being baptized was the right decision and I am very happy that I am now a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Faith to me means not to worry about challenges I face because I know everything will work out in the end. They might still take work, I might need help and might need to make a sacrifice, but I know that things will be OK, that challenges can be overcome and that sacrifices are for a greater good. As a result, I always try to do the right thing for people, even when nobody else is looking. Whenever I see somebody who needs help or if somebody asks me for something, in or out of church, I try to do what I can without worrying about what difficulties it might cause me. When charity is required, it doesn't matter how little I have to give, I have to make an effort to help those who have even less with faith that together, we can ride out our problems to a brighter tomorrow. I believe in making a moral stand and saying what I believe to be right, even if nobody else in the room will agree.