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