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Hi I'm Andrea

I'm a nanny, a world traveler, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a graduate of Brigham Young University, with a degree in Public Health, though I currently work as a nanny. I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Taiwan Taichung Mission. That experience allowed me to strengthen my testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as well as help others come unto Christ, which was a very rewarding experience. I love photography, reading, kids, playing the piano and sharing the gospel with others. I had the unique experience of living in China with my family and feel that this experience helped shape my life, as well as prepare me to serve a mission in Taiwan. The gospel has blessed my life so much and I am so grateful for all the opportunities the Lord has given me in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I always went to church with my family because it was what we did. When I went to college, I had to decide for myself if I was going to continue going to church or not, since there no longer was anyone to make me go. I decided I would keep going, and because of that, my testimony of my Savior Jesus Christ grew, and I learned of the truthfulness of His gospel. I learned the truthfulness of the Atonement and how vital it is in my life. I have gained a testimony of the Book of Mormon, and know that it tells of Christ and of His teachings. I am grateful for the example of my parents and their consistency in always taking me to church and teaching me about the gospel. I am a Mormon because I know my Savior lived and died for me, and I know that I am a child of God.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an example to others, serving in my ward, and living the commandments and teachings that I am taught. I try to make sure that the way people see me, see my actions, are ways that the Lord would approve of. I have served in my ward by preparing the bulletin for Sunday meetings, which lets members of the congregation know who will be speaking, what songs will be sung, and any announcements that members of the congregation should be aware of, and was also a greeter on Sunday, so I got to say hello to everyone on Sunday at church, and welcome them to the service. I also served as a visiting teacher, someone who goes and visits two sisters each month, and helps them out whenever I can, and serves them to the best of my ability. I try to keep the commandments to the best I can. I also had the opportunity to serve a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Being a missionary means that I spent 18 months in Taiwan, where I taught others about Christ and about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and invited them to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end. Currently, I serve in my ward by being a member of the missionary committee, where I help those in our ward to do missionary work and help others learn of Christ.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Andrea
Church is a place where we go on Sunday's to worship Heavenly Father and Christ, and where we learn more about them, and about what we need to do to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ again. Any one, whether they are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or not, can attend worship services in a church building. A temple is a house of God, and only worthy members of the church are able to attend. In the temple, we partake in sacred ordinances and make sacred covenants with God, which are two-way promises: we promise to God to do something, and He in turn promises blessings as well. We go to the temple to pray and receive inspiration and to learn more about God and His commandments. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Andrea
The Word of Wisdom is a guideline that we live by. It gives us guidance about what is healthy to take into our bodies, and what kinds of things we should stay away from. Show more Show less

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

Andrea
Jesus Christ is the head of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but the Church was restored in the latter days by Joseph Smith. As a 14 year old boy, he didn't know which church to join, and so he prayed to our Heavenly Father to know which church to join. The Lord told him that none of the churches were correct, and that under Heavenly Father and Jesus Christs' guidence, he was to restore Christ's gospel and church to the earth again. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Andrea
Mormons currently do not practice polygamy. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are found practicing polygamy are excommunicated (removed) from the church and are no longer members of the Church. Mormons practiced polygamy for a short time in the 1800's as commanded by God, but that commandment was taken away, and we no longer practice polygamy. Show more Show less

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

Andrea
We are asked to donate 10% of our income to the Church to give back to the Lord. The Lord has given us so much in this life. In fact, everything we have is due to the Lord, and all he asks in return is that we repay 10% of what he has given us to help support His church. Show more Show less