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Hi I'm Andrew Thompson

I'm from Louisiana. I'm a guitarist. I'm a husband and a father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music. I've been a musician for nearly 15 years. I started playing the electric guitar when I was 13. I've since learned to play other stringed instruments like the bass guitar, mandolin, and acoustic instruments. Recording music is one of my favorite past times. It has always been my outlet to create things in my life. I graduated from college in Louisiana back in 2007. My degree is in Business Management. I love business as well. I enjoy being in leadership situations that allow me to help others learn. My family heritage is part Louisiana Cajun. I love cajun food. Especially Gumbo, crawfish, etouffee, and boudin. Dancing to cajun music and zydeco is one thing I have always enjoyed with my family. I have a beautiful wife. We were married in the Houston Texas Temple. I'm grateful everyday for being married to my best friend. Our first child was born in April of 2013. Being a father is the greatest joy that I have ever felt. I'm thankful to know that my family can be together for time and all eternity.

Why I am a Mormon

I learned about the church back in 2006 while I was a senior in college. While talking with a friend about religion, I became interested in attending a church service. The first Sunday I attended was a Fast and Testimony Meeting. I loved the conviction the members had about their faith. After the meeting I was asked if I wanted to meet with the missionaries for discussions. I agreed and began to learn the wonderful message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Restoration of His Church in these Latter-days. After a month and a half, I was baptized. After being a member for a year, I decided to serve a full-time mission. I was called to serve in the New Hampshire Manchester Mission. I loved serving the people of Northern New England for 2 years. I'm very grateful to have had that chance to teach others and learn more about the Gospel and it's truthfulness. In August of 2011, I was able to marry my best friend in the Houston Texas Temple for all eternity. I never had such a wonderful experience in my life. I know with all my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in truly Christ's Church on the Earth. I have exercised and been blessed by the Priesthood. I adore the words of the living Prophet and Apostles. Never have I found such beauty and joy than in that of faithful members of this Church. I'm a Mormon because I love Jesus Christ and want to follow His commandments.

How I live my faith

I currently serve in a small branch in Central Texas. I am a Branch President. I love working with the members of the branch, especially the youth. My favorite thing is to teach the young men about the joys of serving a full-time mission. I also enjoy going home teaching because it reminds me of my mission. Seeing members in their homes and bringing a message to them is a great way to feel the Spirit. I attend the Temple at least once a month. The Temples are truly a place where the Spirit of the Lord chooses to reside. I enjoy being able learn more about the Plan of Salvation and how we can be with our families for eternity. I do all I can to stay faithful to the covenants I have made with God at baptism and in His Temples. I return each week to partake of the Sacrament in remembrance of my Savior. I look forward to bringing my family up in the light of the blessed Gospel of Jesus Christ.

In whom should we have faith?

Andrew Thompson
Believing is not passive, but is very active. "If ye love me, keep my commandents," is a clear declaration from the Savior showing that if we love Him, we too must follow Him and do as he has taught us. Show more Show less

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

Andrew Thompson
Mormon church services are wonderful. Families and individuals come to enjoy the messages prepared by members of the congregation. We sing hymns that inspire us and help us feel the Holy Spirit. Most importantly is our opportunity to partake of the sacrament. This is bread and water prepared and blessed to the congregation. It symbolizes the Savior's body and blood, and helps us to remember the great sacrifice He made for all of us. Visitors are indeed welcome. We love to have visitors come and see firsthand what we believe. On each church sign it has the words "Visitors Welcome." Show more Show less