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Hi I'm Andrew

Right now I'm on a mission to help others find the everlasting happiness and peace that has come to bless my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I did not always use to be a Latter-Day Saint, and I have not always been as happy as I am now. As I have grown and led a life of recklessness and experimentation I have found no lasting happiness or peace that I can be content with. It look a long time and a lot of suffering but I am now, without a doubt, have never been happier. I am presently serving a mission to preach and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ to those God has prepared to listen and learn, pray and ponder the truth of the restored gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

Because, the Church of Jesus Christ has been restored, and I, a Latter-Day Saint must follow the Prophet whom the Lord has called.

How I live my faith

I live a faithful life of service to my Heavenly Father following closely in the footsteps of my Lord and Savior. I read scriptures daily, ponder them and record my thoughts and feelings. I believe so heavily in the restored gospel and the principles it teaches that I have followed the commands the modern prophets and apostles have given for every young man to serve a mission.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Andrew
The Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is chosen by The Head of the church, Jesus Christ. The choice is made by the 12 Apostles of the Church and only through prayer the Holy Spirit influences the decision of the 12 Apostles, and they must unanimously decide on a new Prophet. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Andrew
As I searched for happiness and peace in life I never imagined I would find lasting happiness and peace through religion and I had big doubts about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. One way I learned that the Church was true was through the modern Prophet. All throughout the scriptures God has called prophets to lead and guide the people. People in the scriptures are no different than people in this day and age, they need help, spiritually and physically, and servants such as Abraham, Moses, and Nephi were there to help them. God wants us to do what is right and it is through his servants the prophets that we are able to follow the word of God more closely. I know that God has called and ordained a modern day prophet to teach the gospel and direct His church so that we, His children, can prepare ourselves to return to live with him. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Andrew
We believe that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel. Baptism by immersion is symbolic of the death of a person's sinful life and the rebirth into a spiritual life, dedicated to the service of God and His children. Jesus Christ set the example by being baptized by immersion by a worthy and righteous holder of the priesthood authority. It is also a symbol of the death and resurrection of the Christ. We do not believe little children need baptism until they understand the difference between right and wrong and as for those who have passed on into the spirit world we believe that they can receive baptism by proxy here in this life in the Temple. Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Andrew
Technically, Mormonism began when the Book of Mormon was first being written by the people who came to the Americas at the start of the Book of Mormon. It literally came into existence when Joseph Smith was chosen by God to be a prophet in this last dispensation to restore the Church that Jesus-Christ established in these latter-days. Thanks to heavenly messengers of God, Joseph Smith was visited, translated the Book of Mormon by the gift and power of the Holy Ghost, and received authority to organize the Church. The Church was organized in Fayette, New York April 6, 1830. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Andrew
Mormon's don't have paid clergy because no one ordinary person can teach the people. I believe everyone has something to offer when it comes to living the Gospel in everyday life and therefore through service, every member can help to lift one another's burdens and express their love. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Andrew
We can increase our faith in Jesus Christ by doing as he has asked: read, study, and ponder the scriptures; pray to God in the name of Jesus Christ; and obey all of the commandments which we have been given by God and his servants the prophets and apostles. I promise that doing these things will help you in your everyday life. They are the ingredients to living and having a happier and more peaceful life that will build a sturdy foundation for the rest of our lives. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Andrew
Jesus Christ taught that we must be baptized by immersion, he himself set the example by being baptized to fulfill all righteousness. We have even more need to be baptized and that can only be done by someone holding the proper authority and power to do so. By us committing to baptism we show that we accept Christ, are willing to follow the Savior, and to keep His commandments to the end of our lives. In return, our Heavenly Father promises to give us the Holy Ghost which will guide us and comfort us in times of need. Together that enables us to become members of the Church of Jesus Christ, and allows us to enter the kingdom of God. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Andrew
The Book of Mormon was written by prophets here in the Americas just as the Bible was written by prophets in Jerusalum and the surrounding area. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Andrew
Yes. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Andrew
Yes. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Andrew
Just as heavenly beings had appeared to prophets like Moses and Paul in biblical times, in answer to his prayer, God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to Joseph Smith who was chosen by God to restore the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth. Having learned that the Church originally organized by Jesus Christ was no longer on the earth, Joseph was visited by other heavenly messengers, translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God, and received divine authority to organize the Church just as Jesus Christ would have. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Andrew
No. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Andrew
No. This Church has nothing whatever to do with those practicing polygamy. They are not members of this Church.... If any of our members are found to be practicing plural marriage, they are excommunicated, the most serious penalty the Church can impose. Not only are those so involved in direct violation of the civil law, they are in violation of the law of this Church. Show more Show less