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Hi I'm Andrew John

Country lovin', Cow milkin' American, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a poor but happy college student can you relate? I was raised on a dairy farm in Utah, I love to raise, take care of and manage animals, and with those early mornings, came the support of the family. I love my family. I am the last of four children, but something unique, I actually have 17 sibliings. My Parents divorced when I was 12, and re-married to amazing people, allowing me to be one of many in my family. I have a love for music. I sing in an A-Capella choir at school. The feeling you get when you harmonize in singing is amazing, and baring witness the Savior Jesus Christ. I also have a great love for the outdoors. Nature is my second home, bringing in the brightness, and the beauty that comes from the scerene God-given gift. I like to work in wilderness therapy/ therapy. I like to help people understand that because of God, we all able to better ourselves according to the desires of our own heart in following Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

Through the thick and the thin, the shallow and the deep. Through personal choices, great achievements and mistakes, we have a older Brother who is there, who is Jesus Christ. Now, understanding this comes through understanding his Gospel. In my life,

How I live my faith

Through a world of much dark and negative behavior/feelings, I feel that there is a light, a "bright" one that comes when we strive to come closer to Jesus Christ. I feel like on a daily basis as I try to come closer to God through prayer, meditation, and reading scriptures (Bible, Book of Mormon, etc..) I have that bright light that leads me through the day. I picture this as if I was walking through a trail, a long and dark trail, covered by over-hanging trees that block the moon light; and eerie sounds that distract you, and strange visitors that try to persuade you on this trial. How we are going to travel on this trail (life) is decided every morning. Whether we decide to light our lamps that morning (or not) is our choice or agency, but we know, that no matter what, if we want to succeed, we need that light in our lives. I strive to lighten my lamp, I choose every morning the better path, and I find that as I do, I have a guide, and a light in my trail of life.

What is being a Mormon like?

Andrew John
Being Mormon is awesome. Being here on earth, we are challenged with life. I mean, sincerely some of the obstacles that we go through are not easy. When there is much darkness in our life, we can see some light through living the teachings of Christ. Christ, when he came to the earth taught about how to live a life of light (Matt. 5:14). When we abide by his teachings we are happy. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon Church), we covenant with our Father in Heaven so that we can receive the light of Christ, we promise to live his commandments. If we do this, we find peace, light, and joy; even through the hard times. Families thrive, hearts are changed, and spirits grow in the Church. I know that in my life, I have gone through undesirable experiences, but when I plant my feet on the teachings of Christ, and I work through my problems with Christ, I am happy, and continue to do good things. Christ is strength. Our lives have to be led in a different direction sometimes than those of the world. We do normal things, play sports, listen to music, and dress quite fashionable, but, the difference is, is we are modest in all our doings. "We believe in being honest, true, chaste (Clean), benevolent, virtuous, lovely, and of good report". (Articles of faith, Vs. 13) Show more Show less