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Hi I'm Adam

I grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah. I'm a musician, I love learning, and I'm a normal guy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Adam Warnick. I've lived in Utah Valley just about my whole life. I went to Maple Mountain high school and graduated with a 4.0. One thing I've always loved is academics. I was the Mathematics Sterling Scholar at my school, which is a statewide program that recognizes top academic students in each class. I love to learn and I hope to do so for my whole life. I'm going to Brigham Young University for college, and while I'm not entirely sure what I will study yet I know that I want to do something great. I also love music. I've played piano ever since first grade, and while I'm no Rachmaninoff I really enjoy playing. I played the trombone in school band, and I love to play jazz. One of my dreams in life is to be in an amateur jazz band where I can jam with my friends and hopefully perform a little bit. I also love choral music. I participated in school choir the last few years, including the top auditioned ensemble at our school. I had tons of incredible experiences there and really enjoyed improving my musicianship, as well as making lots of good friends. Another thing about me is that I really am a normal teenage guy. I play sports, date girls, and hang out with my friends. I try to find myself and learn from my experiences and hardships, just like every other kid. And while every person is unique, I believe that there's always a way that I can relate with somebody.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church and have been attending ever since I was born. My family have all been members for several generations on pretty much every side of my family--I think the most recent convert was one of my grandmothers. To be honest, I hardly thought twice about going for most of my life--I went because my family told me to, and then because it was a habit that was deeply ingrained in my behavior. But lately as I've grown up and have been preparing to serve a mission, I've thought a lot more about why I am a member of the Church. I've found that I am a member because I really do believe that this is the Lord's true church on the Earth today, and that by living the Gospel we can all bring happiness to ourselves and to others. It's true that there's lots of opposition and that life is hard, making it difficult to stay faithful, but in a way that is what really strengthens us and tests our faith. I've had plenty of challenges, especially lately, trying to determine what truth really is in my life. I know that I will always have more to learn and discover, but at this point I really do know and believe that Jesus died for all of us and that the Gospel is the only way back to our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

One of the ways I live my faith is that I am a part of the Utah Valley Children's Choir. It's actually more of a youth choir, and we sing all religious music. Every year we tour around North America for up to two weeks, spreading our message. Our values are expressed in four ideas: Music, Friends, Testimony, Service. With Music, we try to spread the message of Jesus Christ and His gospel through the songs we sing. We make lots of Friends in our choir, and try to befriend lots of people as we go out on tour. We bear our Testimonies through song, as well as the way we live. We Serve others as we sing for them and spread the message of hope in their lives. Another big way I live my faith is that beginning next week I am going to be serving a mission in Leeds, England! Though it's been quite a hard process, I'm really excited to get to go invite others to come unto Christ for two years. All my life I've been wanting to go, and now that it's here it's both a scary thing to go out by myself and an exciting opportunity to go and serve the Lord. I also live my faith by serving in my ward. A ward is basically a group of people from the same geographical area (in my case, a neighborhood). I've been a youth leader for different young men's groups, and we have different responsibilities and opportunities to serve in our church. I also play the organ sometimes in meetings, and sometimes for wards other than our own if they need it. Playing piano and organ for meetings is something I really enjoy, and that I hope I can continue to have the opportunity to do for my whole life!

What is the priesthood?

Adam
The Priesthood is the authority to act in God's name, given to His servants here on the Earth. It is one of the ways that God manifests himself in our lives. Holders of the Priesthood have several responsibilities, and are authorized to perform certain acts. For example, our church is led be those with Priesthood authority. Also, the Priesthood is used in performing ordinances such as baptism, and giving blessings to those who are in need. One interesting thing about the Priesthood is that it is only given to men, who are worthy and willing to receive it. Some people get worked up that women don't get the Priesthood. They may say that we are not allowing women their full potential in the Church, or denying them leadership positions. However, this is not the intent at all. Really it comes down to different responsibilities for men and women, and if you look at it the right way these responsibilities complement each other in an amazing way. It's also one of those things where if we put our trust in the Lord and follow him with all our hearts, He will bless us in ways we can hardly imagine. I have definitely seen this in my own life, and I know that you can too! Show more Show less