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Hi I'm Adam

I grew up in Idaho. I love writing and caving. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love exploring the lava tubes and other caves in my area. I love writing and reading. I come from a large family and I am proud of my Swiss and American heritage. I've finished one semester of college and will be going on a mission to Bismarck, North Dakota in June.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love Jesus Christ and I want to learn from Him, do what He did, and become like Him. I know that He loves me and that this is His church. I know that He set up this church so that I could learn and become better as I continue to follow His teachings in the way He has set up. I am so grateful to spend time with others who wish to follow Christ so that as we struggle along together, we can help each other.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being active in my ward and spending time with my youth group. I love to serve, whether it be helping move boxes or landscaping, or even just smiling and saying hello. I can't wait to serve the Lord by serving a mission for the next two years.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Adam
Jesus Christ suffered and died for each of us. We call this the 'atonement' because He 'atoned' for us. Another way to say it is that He took responsibility for all of our weaknesses and sins, so that He could forgive us and make us better. None of us are perfect, that is why I am so grateful for Jesus' sacrifice for me that it possible for me to come to Him and be healed and forgiven by Him. Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Adam
Although it may look the most important thing about Mormons is the green jello and funeral potatoes, those actually aren't what our religion is about. The most important things in the church are remembering and following Jesus Christ, and taking care of and loving our families. But there are some other things that we do that help us remember those two important principles. We dress up nice for church to show respect for Heavenly Father (God) and His son Jesus Christ. Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday we celebrate as we take advantage of the time to be with our families and remember what God has given us. We also love Christmas and Easter because they celebrate Christ, but we love to celebrate any holiday and will take any excuse for a big dinner. We believe everyone on earth is a child of God and love to celebrate the traditions of whatever country or background they are from. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Adam
Everyone who hears Christ's gospel gets to choose if they want to follow Him or not. But what about the people who never got to hear it? Or those who didn't understand it? So many people have lived on this earth without ever having the opportunity to choose if they want to be baptized. Jesus Christ is fair and wants to give everyone a chance, so we are asked to do be baptised on behalf of people who have died, so that in the next life, they can choose if they want to accept the baptism or not. That way everyone has a chance that they can choose to take advantage of or not. Show more Show less

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Adam
Mormon's are christians who, like you, want to follow Christ. We know that Jesus Christ set up specific ways that we could follow Him when He came to the Earth. We can read about them in the Bible and Book of Mormon. The church that He set up when He was on the earth was lost and corrupted after He died, because the people killed his apostles and didn't want to live the way Jesus showed them. In 1820, Jesus began to restore the same church that He had set up before. He did this when He appeared to Joseph Smith and taught him about the church. Today it is called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, better known as the Mormon church. Show more Show less