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Hi I'm Andrew

Father. Husband. Musician. Entrepreneur. Mormon.

About Me

I am a blessed person. I love life. I love my family. I love my God. I love my neighbor. I wish that I could explain to every person that I meet how much the Gospel of Jesus Christ has blessed my life. My life has been full of ups and downs, successes and failures, good times and bad, just like the lives of most others. However, my faith has helped me to put one foot in front of another time after time and has carried me through the low valleys and back up the hills. There are three things that I have been almost all of my life: A musician; An entrepreneur; A Mormon That's just who I am. I was born with an innate desire to create, and be involved in the creation of beautiful things, whether its a classical guitar duet about my wife, a business that provides jobs to Peruvian craftsmen, or a simple testimony of Christ's divinity. There are other things that I have been blessed to become: A husband. A father. These are my most cherished roles in life. My wife and son mean everything to me, and have truly come to represent who I am. I want to live my life so as to be a blessing and example to them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have received a personal testimony that the Book of Mormon is true, and that the true Church of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth. Its that simple. My parents are both converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They taught me the Gospel. I went to church with my family, which probably prepared my heart to receive my own testimony of the Gospel. However, by the time I was in my late teens, I felt the need to know for myself whether or not the Church was true. I did not want to accept the Gospel just because my parents had. As the time approached for me to decide about leaving home and going to college or either serving as a missionary for the Church (around my 17th birthday), I realized that I needed to find out for myself. I did not want to make the wrong decision about what to do with my life. I also realized that I needed to change some things about myself in order to be a better person. I remembered hearing a church leader give a discourse on The Book of Mormon, in which, he promised that if one read The Book of Mormon consistently, one would notice a positive change in one's life. I took that challenge, and I began to read at least one verse in The Book of Mormon everyday for a full year. That was one of the best decisions of my life. As I looked back on my life after a year of reading the book, I noticed that in many ways I was a different, better person. Most of all, I had a burning testimony of the truth of The Gospel. Each time I read, I felt the Holy Spirit speaking to my soul that what I was reading was true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to serve others. I believe that the best way to show my gratitude for my Savior is to serve his children. I currently serve as the Scout Master for the 11 year old Boy Scouts of the Troop 337 "Cobras" in Exeter, NH. It does not feel like service to me, because I love it so much. I also teach Sunday school to the same 11 year olds that participate in the Scout troop. I'm sure that by the end of Scout meeting they have had enough of me for the week, but they still have to endure an hour of my teaching on Sundays. It is my pleasure to watch them learn and grow and gain knowledge and skills that will protect them and bring them happiness in life. In my daily work as an entrepreneur, I get to interact with and serve many different people from different cultures and walks of life. I try to involve myself in businesses that help others, and that provide meaningful benefits and opportunities for my fellow man. I particularly enjoy helping the developers of life-changing technologies disseminate their products in developing countries, where they are greatly needed. I also enjoy helping my colleagues in business to avoid some of the mistakes that I have made in my career (there have been many). To me, my faith must be part of all that I do, because it is such an integral part of myself. Nowhere is this more true than in my relationship with my wife and child. I want my wife to have wings to fly. She is a woman of incredible talents, and I try to serve her by respecting and supporting her endeavors in life. I strive to do the same for my son. I want to be Christ-like in my efforts as a father and husband and serve my family as Christ has served us.