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Hi I'm Seth Adlard

I am a South African. I just finished matric and am readying for a mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have just graduated matric and I am now getting ready to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I plan to become a vet when I get home because of my love for animals, it's my passion. I love literature and writing poetry, I consider it one of my talents I've been lucky enough to be blessed with. I would have gone crazy if it wasn't for my music! I love collecting and listening to it and also play a little bit of piano. I come for a family of 7 children (pretty big) and it is because of them and my friends that I am who I am today. The church also plays a huge role in my life and I really love it and participating in it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky enough to be born into this church and ever since I was little there has been a major focus on our religion. Ever since I can remember I was learning new things in Sunday school and hearing other's testimonies. My parents were strong and faithful in the church and have always been good examples. I had a good foundation. But this didn't stop me from being a rebelious teenager and "going off the rails". For a long time I didn't really participate in the church or follow it's teachings and standards. Though I do regret the time lost and the many mistakes and problems that came from it, I am grateful for one thing. I had the oppurtunity to find a testimony of this Gospel on my own. My own conversion. I had to make my own decisions and find out if there is a point to all of this on my own. Through searching and lots of praying I now know without a shadow of a doubt that this is where I am meant to be. Comparing the times when I was faithful and valiant in the church to times when I couldn't have cared less the difference is huge. My mind was clearer, the unrelenting trials were more bearable and it was easier to feel happiness. I could feel peace. If this wasn't evidence enough the whispering the Spirit telling me that being a Mormon was the right decision left no question in my mind.

How I live my faith

Being Mormon is a lot more simple and normal than a lot of my peers at school and other places have originally thought. I attend church every Sunday. I used to think of it as a chore when I was a little younger but now that I appreciate it properly I love it! Each Sunday is edifying and my strongest bonds of friendship have been formed through it. I don't drink alcohol, smoke or do drugs. It can prove very difficult to be different in this way, especially on a high school level and the focus on these things. But following this has helped in so many ways so I will never say that I regret it. I also don't drink coffee or tea (except rooibos because of the caffiene). This many find strange but since I know that the Book of Mormon is true without a doubt, I know that this commandment is for a real reason and only for my good. I often go to youth and young single adult activities. They are always lots of fun and are a nice way to keep focused on spiritual things in an exciting way. It's also thanks to this that I have friends that support me in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Dressing modestly is also part of living my faith. It's important to treat our bodies like a temple. Living my faith has not only strengthened and grown me spiritually but has also helped develope talents and characteristics that help me in all walks in life.