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Hi I'm Andrew.

I'm a college student figuring out my future. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music. I love the west coast. I love trying new foods and new recipes. I'm a grateful individual who believes improvement is what's important. My passion is innovation; I am a college student studying Manufacturing Engineering, hoping to work for a design firm in the future. I enjoy exercising, racquetball is the preferred sport. I enjoy helping people in any way I can. And of course I love my family--they mean everything to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been in the Mormon church my whole life. I love it. There is such a peace that comes with living the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a member of this church because I know that in 1820 Christ Himself restored to the Earth the very same church He organized when He was alive. That church was the same church that had been on the Earth since the days of Adam. I have grown up knowing these things. Despite that, however, there came a time in my life where I had to decide for myself if this was really true. I did just that. I prayed just as James 1:5 directs and received an answer by the power of the Holy Ghost which I cannot deny. The Gospel of Jesus Christ means everything to me and I am happiest when I do what He would have me do. And I do it because I love Him.

How I live my faith

I recently returned from serving a two-year mission for the Church in Washington where I learned Spanish. I loved serving the Spanish-speaking people of Washington and cannot imagine what my life would be like without serving others. God truly loves all of His children and gives us opportunities to assist Him in blessing their lives.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Andrew.
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is everything that He did for us so that we can be clean and return to live with our Heavenly Father again. The only way to access that Atonement is to be baptized in the same way and by the same authority that Christ taught. He Himself was baptized to show us the example. In the New Testament of the Bible, Jesus Christ gave His Apostles the authority and the charge to teach all nations and baptize all those who would believe. (See Matthew 28:19) That authority that Christ gave the apostles was lost for centuries because the people rejected Him and His servants. God will not force us to do anything so He waited until the time was right to restore the authority to the earth. That restoration took place in 1820 with the calling of a modern-day prophet: Joseph Smith. The authority was restored and saving ordinances--ordinances necessary for Salvation--such as baptism could once again be performed. All can come to know that the authority to perform these saving ordinances lies within this church by praying and asking God. He will answer through the Holy Ghost. New members of the Church are baptized because they understand and believe that that authority is in this Church and they wish to follow the example and commands of their Savior Jesus Christ. Show more Show less