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Hi I'm Andrea

I was born and raised in California. I served a mission in Argentina. I love nature, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Andrea Hansen. I am currently working in Maryland for a landscape company. I graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with Bachelors in Landscape Design. I suppose that my interest in plants and working outside reverts back to my childhood. I was raised in Napa, California, as well as, Alpine, Utah. When I was younger I spent many hours playing outside. This included activities such as, gardening, building forts, catching wild cats, and bicycling. To say the least I was what you would call a tom boy, and on one occasion almost took my little brother’s eye out when we were playing Indians with a makeshift bow and arrow that I had created. Religion and Family are two values that are most important to me in my life. I love my family, and especially have close ties to all of my siblings. I love them each very much and would consider them my best friends. Being there for them during their times of need is essential to me. Physical health is another important factor in my life. I grew up with a mom who was very health conscience and every night we would have a home cooked meal around the table. My dad always went running, and oftentimes I would go with him. Also, my mom continued to take physical fitness classes even with five kids. She would take ballet, tap dance, and aerobics with my little brother by her side. Please feel free to read more about my childhood and adulthood life at www.andreasincrediblejourney.blogspot.com

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a very liberal area, and as a result I began to adopt some very liberal views throughout high school. However, I remained active in the church due to wonderful leaders and good influences that I had around me. During this time two sister missionaries came into our home ward that changed my life. Sister Ricks and Sister Wadsworth were both from Pocatello, Idaho and had both attended Ricks College. I was trying to decide where I would go to college at this time. I had applied to a very liberal college in Vermont, as well as, one in Maine. Until they entered my life I had never considered attending a church school, and in fact, was very opposed to the idea. However, through their examples the Lord was able to soften my heart and I applied to BYU-Idaho. I prayed a lot about which school I should attend and decided to attain BYU-Idaho. From that moment I have never regretted that decision. The people that I met in Idaho, as well as, the spirit I have felt has forever changed my life. As a result of attending this school I decided to go on a mission, and served in the Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission. Two incredible Mission Presidents and their wives, as well as, the people in that area changed me. I came to see the importance of reaching out to others, and in a very real way saw the Lord’s hand in my life. Obedience was an underlying principle in my mission, and I gained a testimony of the importance of exact obedience to the Lord.

How I live my faith

I know that our every day decisions can shape our future; that each day is a gift from the Lord. Sometimes I have forgotten this during difficult trials in my life; however, ultimately I have always felt that the Lord has been at my side. I believe that he has never left me alone and that he continues to guide my life each day and help me make correct decisions, which will impact my future.

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