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Hi I'm Adam

I'm a college kid from Texas. I was in the largest marching band in the world and a choir with a Billboard #1 Classical album.

About Me

My name is Adam. I'm a college student from Texas studying psychology and biology with hopes of becoming a psychiatrist. I've been a singer all my life in both church and school choirs and I play the piano and the euphonium (badly). I've traveled all around the United States of America and I really love visiting state and national parks, camping, and fishing. I especially love Yosemite in California, Devil's Den in Arkansas, and Arches in Utah. I love animals, and I'm something of a novice birdwatcher. I like to read from various genres, especially biographies, science fiction novels, and Harry Potter. I like learning about cultures and languages outside my own, and I speak a little bit of Spanish (which comes in handy living in the south). I come from a family of six, with two brothers and a sister. I've been a member of the church all of my life, and my dearest ambition is to marry the woman of my dreams and raise a large family full of love and light.

Why I am a Mormon

I am an imperfect human being, just like anyone else. I've often spent nights pondering on the ways that we humans fail to magnify our lives or reach our potential. I've always believed that there is in every human a spark of the divine, but accessing and making the most of that spark can be difficult. I have been a Mormon my whole life, but I only started to take the church seriously in my teen years. I found that this church has answers to many of my questions about the purpose of life, how each person can make a difference, and especially how individual human beings can change their lives for the better. As I discussed religious ideas with my friends, I came to realize that my church had answers to their questions, answers that their own churches could not provide and which I had always taken for granted. I found that the more I studied the gospel and applied the principles I was learning on Sunday to my everyday life, the more I felt peace, love, and confidence enter my life. I found the power that the atonement of Jesus Christ had to change me and help me approach my full potential. I've had occasion in my life to undergo the process of repentance and change, and I have been profoundly blessed by God's grace. I know that there is no soul so lost or far gone that the outstretched arm of Christ cannot pull them up and give them new hope and new purpose. I know that prayer and faith open up the windows of heaven and give us understanding in ways we would never expect. I know that Jesus Christ loves every single one of God's children, and that He wants all of us to live lives full of happiness and fulfillment, and come to live with God in the life to come. This knowledge keeps me moving forward when the forces of the world would hold me back. I know that every day I live is a gift from God, and that He alone can help me make the most of this life.

How I live my faith

I love living in a part of my country where people feel so free to express their religious devotion in all aspects of their life. This environment has given me the opportunity to serve in my community with other people of faith on numerous occasions. I believe that in every human being is an inherent need to help and serve others, and when I can I try to join in community service efforts organized by any of the major churches in my city. I think that the gospel of Christ compels us to find small ways to help others every day, and that a lot of Christlike service comes in the form of being kind to a stranger or counseling a friend or doing something helpful for a busy parent. In my church service I have been called as a teacher on numerous occasions, teaching classes ranging from very young children to college students to adult men of various ages. I find that I learn so much about the Gospel when I share it and teach it to others, and I've also learned that truth doesn't change as you grow: what is true and important in the church for a 4-year-old boy is just as important for his father and grandfather. Simple principles of faith, love, and service are essential at all levels. I've also discovered that my love of music can be used to help myself and others come closer to God. Whether I'm singing in church choir, caroling with my family at Christmas, or just making sure my home is filled with uplifting songs, I find that good, wholesome music can be a powerful force for good.