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Hi I'm Andy

I grew up in Pennsylvania

About Me

I am the father of 3 wonderful children working on my MBA and an avid reader.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was 18 & in my Sophomore year of college. Once I began studying the Book of Mormon daily & asked Heavenly Father if it was true, I gained a witness from the Holy Spirit that it was His word & the prophet He called to translate it Joseph Smith was a true prophet of the risen Lord Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I have the privilege of working closely with the missionaries that serve in our ward.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Andy
We believe that family is the number 1 reason why Heavenly Father sent His perfect Son Jesus Christ to atone for our sins, so that we can be with Him as family forever. We believe that family is the most important responsibility God has given to all of His children in this life & the life beyond. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Andy
All are welcome to attend Church services at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You can expect a worship service called Sacrament Meeting, which is similar to worship services in other Churches. There will also be an age appropriate Sunday School meeting and a women's group meeting complimentary to a men's group meeting. Show more Show less

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

Andy
Absolutely! Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Andy
We worship God our Heavenly Father & His beloved Son Jesus Christ. We revere Joseph Smith the same as we do Moses, Peter, John or other prophets & apostles from the scriptures. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Andy
No. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Andy
Those displaced by natural disasters around the world for the past 180 years certainly don't think so. Show more Show less

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Andy
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and as the Savior of the world He has restored the fullness of His gospel to the earth for all to learn & prepare for His coming. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending a Mormon Church and a Mormon Temple?

Andy
Everyone can attend the meetings held at a meetinghouse, called a chapel however only those who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in good standing, can attend a Temple that has been dedicated. The reason for this is straightforward, we believe Temples are sacred places dedicated & Holy to the Lord Jesus Christ wherein He welcomes those who demonstrate they have applied themselves to the fullness of His gospel. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Andy
We believe the Lord has always asked this of His people as evidenced in the Old Testament book of Malachi chapter 3 verse 10. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Andy
Husbands & wives are equal partners in the home & are expected to work together in fulfilling the responsibilities of their home. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Andy
No. Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Andy
For the same reasons that Abraham, Jacob & others did that we read of in the Bible. Show more Show less

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

Andy
The Lord Jesus Christ restored the fullness of His gospel in our time through His prophet Joseph Smith Jr. Joseph was inspired to organize The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1830 according to the laws Heaven & in harmony with the laws of the state of New York. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Andy
By following the example & teachings of His beloved Son Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in “eternal life?”

Andy
Because Jesus Christ was resurrected all mankind will be resurrected & have the opportunity to live with Heavenly Father forever according to our faith in His perfect Son. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Andy
As we study the Book of Mormon, the Bible & other scriptures we can know the word of the Lord, and His will for us in our lives. We can find comfort, peace, & strength in this day of tragedy & trial. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Andy
We believe that it is by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ that we are saved, after all that we can do. The Lord Himself taught this principle of how we are save by His grace as we strive for personal righteousness. His parable of the 10 virgins as recorded in Matthew 25 is one example of how He taught us this. Show more Show less

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Andy
As I exercise faith in Jesus Christ I find greater strength & patience to work with my wife & other family members through our problems. The Lord blessed me with a wonderful wife & family, so it only makes sense He wants us to have faith in Him so that I can learn to be one with them. He taught us in John 17:22 to "be one" & I believe that especially means with our wife & family. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Andy
We must boycott it ourselves, as Jesus Christ would have us do, & then encourage others to do the same. If the demand for pornography is exponentially reduced, then the supply of it will fall proportionately. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Andy
Baptism makes it possible for us to be cleansed from our sins through the atonement of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

Andy
The beauty & wonderfulness of my wife & the birth of our children. Show more Show less