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Hi I'm Adam

I'm working on my Computer Science degree at NMT. I am an Eagle Scout and love discussing pop culture.

About Me

I grew up mostly in Washington State, but moved back to New Mexico in my teenage years with my family. I graduated as one of the valedictorians in my high school class, and then started attending college at NMT, focusing on a major in Computer Science. I do a little side work fixing computers and other electronics, and have a passion for programming. I also enjoy graphic design and digital arts, and I'm very proficient with Photoshop. I've dabbled in movie making, web design, and 3D modeling. I'm pretty easy-going, and like to find humor in every situation, no matter how bleak.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon household, and as I've grown older, I've been able to see the positive impact my religion can have on lives, both spiritually and temporally. The church members work as a large support group, where you can always find someone to count on when you're in any kind of need. The Atonement and weekly sacrament allow for an added measure of inner peace as you are able to be forgiven of your sins and mistakes on regular basis, which encourages you to continue to work at becoming a better person. Additionally, I've found the the LDS church's teachings conflict very little with most scientific theories when you dig deeply into them, which is something I love as a scientist; finding the connection between religion and science always helps to strengthen my testimony of the gospel.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday that I am able to, and strive to fulfill my callings. I've been a ward missionary for several years preparatory to my mission, and go out with the missionaries when I can. I also spent about a year helping to organize regular events and activities with the other college students in my church. I usually don't go out of my way to discuss religion with my nonmember friends, but am always responsive to their occasional questions. Instead, I try to exhibit my faith by example, sticking to my standards despite occasional peer pressure, and explaining why I have those standards when questioned.

What is faith?

Adam
To me, faith is being obedient to a gospel principal even though you don't have a sure knowledge that it is necessary. Sometimes there are commandments given where we don't fully understand the reasons why they are given, or may just think that the reasons behind them are not good enough. I takes faith to accept that they are given from God, and to accept that we will be blessed for following them even if we are unable to see how blessing will result. However, faith does not mean blindly doing what you are told to do by church leaders. Moroni 10:5 (https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/moro/10) states: 'And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.' Through prayer and the subsequent feelings given to our hearts by the Holy Spirit we can be assured of the correctness of any commandment. Additionally, missionaries and church leaders are always open to listen to any concerns you may have about specific commandments, and will discuss them with you to make sure your apprehension is not the result of a misunderstanding of the meaning of the commandment. At the end of the day, it is up to the individual to decide to exercise faith in doing the things God has commanded, and after doing so, the resulting blessings will help each person to know for themselves with a greater certainty that what they are doing is correct. Show more Show less