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Hi I'm Adam

I'm was raised in St. Louis. I love languages, music and traveling. I'm serving a mission in Budapest, Hungary! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up with two older sisters and an older and younger brother. My mom always made music a priority in our home, and thanks to her and my family's encouragement, I have been able to study both the piano and the violin for about 14 years. I just graduated high school and plan on attending Brigham Young University. I love learning new languages, reading, and keeping up with politics.

Why I am a Mormon

Some people have come up to me and have implicated that I only follow the religious precepts that my parents taught me because I'm "brainwashed." I often smile and have to explain that even though I am following the religious traditions of my parents, I am doing so entirely by my own choice. like almost every teenager, I too had doubts about the reality of God and the nature of our presence here on earth. But those doubts were dispersed when I would read The Book of Mormon and when I would pray to my Heavenly Father to know if He loved me, and if he really did send His Son to die for me. I have received confirmation through the Holy Ghost that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is truly God's church here on the earth, and that it was restored through his servant Joseph Smith. By listening to God's living prophet, Thomas S. Monson, every six months (during an event Mormons call General Conference), I've received confirmation that the church is currently led by a man who is inspired and who has the authority to act as God's mouthpiece.

How I live my faith

At church, I usually play the organ or have some other music related responsibility. Before each day of high school, I went to an hour-long class at church called Seminary. We would study different sets of scripture each year. Right after graduating high school, I received a two-year mission call to Budapest, Hungary, and I spent the summer preparing to leave the next fall.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

This question brings to mind a passage in the Book of Mormon that I was reading just the other day. "And now, [God] imparteth his word by angels unto men, yea, not only men but women also. Now this is not all; little children do have words given unto them many times, which confound the wise and the learned" (Alma 32:23). God created men and women differently, which to me only points to the fact that we do have slightly different roles to play. But ultimately, God views all His children equally and imparts His word to ALL of them. Though in the scriptures we typically read about men receiving the word (with a few notable exceptions, of course), I have no doubt that history contains just as many instances of God ministering unto His chosen daughters. As sons and daughters of God, it is essential that we work together to return to His presence, for we can truly only do it together. Show more Show less