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Hi I'm Andrew Fry

I'm a mechanical engineering student who loves sports, cooking, anything with music and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in the LDS church. However, I do not come from the typical "Mormon" family. My mother was raised as a mormon but stopped going during her teenage years. Later in life she met my dad who is religious but not mormon. However when I was four my mother decided it was time to strengthen her relationship with the Savior and returned to her faith. I was raised like the typical american kid, from playing the trumpet, to playing soccer all throughout high school. I was part of the student government and National Honors Society. I worked and saved with the thought of serving a mission, yet I didn't know if I wanted to go. I decided to that I needed to serve a mission even though I still didn't know if it was what the Lord wanted me to do. I was called to the Billings Montana Mission where I served for two years and came to better understand who my Savior was. The relationship gained with him has changed my life and the way I live it forever. I have been home from that service for three years and am now in my senior year of college studying mechanical engineering in Idaho with plans to go to grad school for business management and mechanical engineering. If I ever get stressed out and don't know what to do I turn to what my father does in his spare time, and thats cook.

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't always know if I wanted to be a mormon, I didn't even know if I believed in God. I grew up going through the motions that I had been taught. But shortly after high school I started questioning what I wanted to do with my life. I knew the church had kept me out of trouble and away from situations that greatly could have affected my life in a negative way. I decided that even know I didn't have a confirmation from God that he was even there or that his church was on the Earth again, that I needed to serve a mission. I went on a mission for the church and from my experiences there and through scripture study and prayer I now know that God lives. That Jesus Christ truly lived, died and was resurrected on the third day. I know that the Gospel that he established while he was here was lost and then was restored through the modern Day Prophet Joseph Smith. I know the authority of God was given to him to guide and direct the dealings of Christ's church upon the earth. I know this has been given to subsequent prophets since then and now lies with Thomas S. Monson. this is why I'm a Mormon, I've prayed to know the truth. Not only did I pray to know the truth but I live my faith but choosing to keep the commandments. This has blessed me in countless ways, too many to know. I'm a Mormon because I choose to be and because my life is fuller and more happy because of it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith and a day to day and choice by choice basis. The greatest way I try and live my faith is by striving to serve others around me. I look for chances to do service everyday. Whether it be holding the door open for someone, or taking a cup of ice cream to a friend who is having a bad day, or going and visiting the sweet widows I know and learn about their lives; their is always something to be done. The Savior lived his life in service, he gave everything and wanted nothing. Yet he was happy and peaceful, always looking for ways to help others. In my congregation I have the opportunity to interact with a lot of people in my own age group. We are typical guys who like to have barbecues and play football and have a good time. We strive to help one another with challenges that come up while also keeping an eye out for others in need. I attend regular worship meetings while also finding time throughout the week to go and worship in the temple. I read my scriptures and say my prayers, not because I'm asked to, but because I know that there is peace and happiness that can be brought into my life from growing closer to the Savior