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Hi I'm Adam

I'm a missionary in France. I love soccer. I love playing the piano and organ. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play the piano as well as the organ. Jazz organ, not so much. Church organ, yes. I'm excited to serve in the France Paris Mission of the LDS Church. You know, sometimes I almost wonder why I'm going--kind of like the last-minute question before you jump into a cold lake for a swim--but I have faith that big sacrifices like this for God pay off in the end. I've also played soccer since I was five years old, and it's brought a lot of joy and friendship into my life. I'm happy to report that I'm an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. I try to serve my family a lot and try to forget about what I want and think more about what the Lord wants. Life isn't so much about me as I used to think. Becoming an adult is scary, but it's kind of fun, too.

Why I am a Mormon

Each of us struggle with opposition in some form or another. A bad day at work, a sickness when health was counted on, maybe hard-to-deal-with mental or emotional challenges. One of the cool things about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is how it provides me and every other member with patterns of how to live so as to be as free of misery as possible. For example, I think it's important to try to be honest with people around me, from my employer to my family. I don't need guilt for dishonesty on top of the stresses that life brings. To me, life is a challenge--a chance to prove myself to God, that I'll live true to His commandments and show respect for other people as I go about down here on this earth. I'm also a Mormon in part because I love the Book of Mormon. As I've read that powerful book, I've come to know Heavenly Father better and to feel that Christ is pulling for me, even when life seems dark and hopeless. One hymn in particular describes the power of the book to me, "An Angel from on High," Hymn 13 in the LDS Hymnbook. Wow, it's amazing. I'd encourage every person who reads these words to give the Book of Mormon a chance. It'll change your life. If you're waiting for more knowledge from heaven, that book is the answer to your prayers. But even if you just want to continue in life the way it is, I hope your day has been brightened a little bit by reading my little page today. Thank you and have a good day!

How I live my faith

I love to play the organ for church services. Boy, sometimes it can be scary to get up and play in front of hundreds of people--especially if you procrastinate your practice like...someone I know. I've also led the music (you know, swung the baton around in the air hopefully on-beat) and that is also fun. It's been my privilege to help serve the sacrament or the Lord's Supper to members of my congregation since I was twelve. I visit two families in my neighborhood who are also members of the LDS Church and try to encourage their faithful living and fatten their bellies with treats. I'm sure that every man or woman who serves in a church is happy to look back on many experiences of selfless service--I feel that way for my service in my church.