Hi I'm Andrew
I grew up in Idaho. I'm married with five children. I'm a physical therapist. And I'm a Mormon.
My family is very important to me and I spend a lot of time with them. We eat meals together and pray together every day. We support one another in our activities. We work together. We have a "family night" each week with a lesson, activity and treat. We go to church together on Sunday. My wife and I try to teach our children good Christian values by what we do and say. I love my family! In my job as a physical therapist, I help people overcome pain and physical problems. It is challenging work but I love to see the strength of the human spirit and the miracle of the human body healing itself. Each day is new and interesting. My hobbies revolve primarily around my family, which means that I attend many sporting events, piano and dance recitals, etc. We love to play games together. I am often involved in a home repair or remodeling project. I love reading, running, cycling, camping, hiking, golfing and skiing. I spend a lot of time serving as a bishop to our congregation. My wife and children are very supportive and I am blessed to work with many wonderful people.
Why I am a Mormon
My parents took me to church with them and taught me the gospel of Jesus Christ from a young age. I was impressed by their example. As I grew older, I had more opportunities to choose for myself, and I began to see the blessings of keeping God's commandments. My experiences continue to reinforce my belief that a life centered on Jesus Christ brings happiness. As I pray and search the holy scriptures, I find answers to questions and learn God's plan for me. I receive guidance through the Holy Ghost, in the form of inspired thoughts and feelings, and through the teachings of a living prophet and other inspired leaders. I have had many spiritual experiences that have reaffirmed Heavenly Father's love for me.
How I live my faith
I live my faith through personal, family and public worship. My personal prayers and study of the scriptures bring me closer to Jesus Christ as I learn more about him and strive to become like him. The best place to practice Christian living is in the home, with my family. I try to show patience and love for my wife and children. I treat them as I would like to be treated. Public worship is the most visible aspect of living my faith. I attend church meetings on Sunday to worship and learn together with others. I was baptized, given the gift of the Holy Ghost, and received the priesthood (the authority to do God's work). I regularly attend the temple, where I learn more about God's plan and make promises to follow Jesus Christ. I also serve as the bishop in our congregation, which means that I try to help each member come closer to Jesus Christ. I meet with many people to help and encourage them. I visit many homes to help strengthen families. I share my responsibilies with two able counselors and other leaders, including presidents of the organizations for women, men, youth and children. I try to do what Jesus would do if he were here.