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Hi I'm Adam

I am a writer, I love to create stories. I am in the autistic spectrum, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently attending a semester at college so I can learn how to live on my own. After the semester ends I am going to turn in my papers and prepare to serve a mission for the Church. I don't know what I am going to do with my life after my mission, but I have faith that the Lord will guide me to do something He would approve and support me of doing. Growing up, I moved around with my family a lot. It was hard and I didn't get to have any long-term friends, but it allowed me to expand my mind & come up with new ideas so I have more types of stories I will one day write. Being autistic, I struggled to know what it means to be normal, so I studied all the people I became friends with and learned what kind of person I want to become. As I matured, I became intelligent and normal to blend in with the crowd. People barely even take note of the fact I am on the autistic spectrum anymore. Wherever I go and whatever I do, I keep my eyes open for new ideas to write in a book. My parents made big contributions in my life; helping me be normal, homeschooling me for a while, understanding the Gospel, & helping me self-publish two of my novels. My stories really helped me in my life whenever I struggle. I hope to make writing my career or my hobby in whatever I do with the rest of my life. The two stories are sci-fi fantasy novels avaibile on Amazon.com. They are called The Cimeter of the Ages & The Fall of Trebonious. I am single, have an amazing family, & believe the church is true.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but I was not always a member. When I was twelve years old I was challenged by my leaders to read The Book of Mormon. At this time in my life, I decided to find out for myself once and for all if this church is true. The Book of Mormon is the keystone of our religion, evidence that Joseph Smith truly was a prophet of God: it is what differentiates us from other churches. We believe we are the one true restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, not just a reformed Christian Church. I knew that if I was to discover the church was true, it would be as the latter-day prophets testified: through The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Being on the autistic spectrum, it was already hard for me to read books, I doubted if I could even comprehend the teachings of The Book of Mormon. Realizing I needed to read every word, I highlighted everything. Each night I would get my colored pencils and underline every verse in my copy of the sacred scriptures. This special technique allowed me to comprehend the teachings of the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ taught by His prophets on the earth. When I finished The Book of Mormon, I remembered that Mormon (a prophet from the book) had a son, Moroni. Moroni is the golden angel who stands on the top of our temples blowing a horn. He calls all the nations of the earth to come and live the one true church in these latter days. Moroni promises us that if we read The Book of Mormon, & in humble prayer ask God if it is true, the Lord will make the truth known to us by the Spirit of Revelation. Right when I finished The Book of Mormon, I accepted His challenge and knelt on the floor. I prayed to ask Heavenly Fraser if the book is true, and the Holy Ghost entered my heart. I felt God's love and the love of His Son, who saved my soul. I knew in that moment, as I have all my life, this church is true. The Book of Mormon is evidence prepared for us in these latter-days, through it we all can know the truth.

How I live my faith

I live the church in a ward with other single Mormon students. I accept callings from the bishop (my preacher) to be whatever he needs me to be in the ward; a teacher, leader, president, and so forth. Right now I am a hometeacher. My duty is to visit with a few families in our ward with a missionary companion once a month to see how they are meeting their physical, mental, and spiritual needs. Our job is to be there when they need us and talk about how we continue living the gospel in our lives. We don't intrude into there lives without their consent. We schedule appointments when they want to meet with us or appreciate help in their lives. Outside of hometeaching I also participate in organized church activities every week. Sometimes they are service or missionary activies, but there are also fun things we do like have a party or play games. Other things I do as a Latter-Day Saint is pay my tithing: give the church one tenth of my earnings. I also pay fast offerings: money that I give freely to help the church aid the needy, homeless, or missionaries around the globe. What I love the most about the church is being worthy to attend the temple. Going to the temple is different from going to church. When we go to church it is on Sunday, the Lord's Holy Day. At church we learn about the gospel (strengthen our testimony) and partake of the sacrament to remember Jesus Christ and His Atonement: His sacrifice so we can return to live with our Father in Heaven. The temple however is a sacred place that is not open to investigators. Only the clean, holy, and pure in heart can enter temples. The temple is a place where we perform special work for Heavenly Father. The work we do is ordained by the Lord's Holy Priesthood. The Power of the Priesthood allows us to perform baptisms for the dead, discover family history, and lawfully seal a man and woman as husband and wife for all eternity. Marriage doesn't end at death, like God it is eternal. All of us are His Spirit Children.