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Hi I'm Andrea

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a homemaker, part-time accountant, and a full-time wife and mother of three children. I enjoy baking, children's literature, hiking in the mountains, playing the piano, and going on dates with my husband. Autism in children is fascinating to me, and I would like to add classes to my teaching degree to increase my understanding of that.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of the church, and have chosen to remain active for many reasons. I know the Book of Mormon is a true book of scripture. I love having a living prophet who can guide our family in uncertain times. The church organization and teachings are standardized throughout the world, so no matter where we live, we have the same faith and a new group of friends. Most importantly, I want to be with my family forever and the gospel teaches us how that is possible.

How I live my faith

Because we want to teach our children the values we have been raised with as members of the LDS church, my husband and I read scriptures and pray with them every day. We have a family night once a week where we take turns teaching each other from the scriptures, have activities or games, treats and prayer. This strengthens our relationships but also strengthens our children to make good choices at school and when they're away from home. We also attend Sunday worship services at our church and mid-week youth activities. I organize monthly events for the women in our church group, which teach everything from gardening to financial planning and are sometimes just dinner and visiting.

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Andrea
The fact that we have them is a witness to me that God cares as much about us as he cared about his people in ancient times. He wants to give everyone an equal chance to hear prophecies and warnings. It is also a witness that this is the true church because it is patterned after the church that Christ set up when he was on the Earth. The 12 Apostles are special witnesses of Christ to the world. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Andrea
It is something religious that you know to be true. A testimony of something, such as whether God really exists, comes gradually from praying, reading scriptures, and being strengthened by others' experiences. The Spirit, or Holy Ghost, can give us a confirmation in our hearts that something is true or right or good. It is felt in different ways, but for me is usually an overwhelming warmth in my chest or a feeling of peace. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Andrea
Yes, if people needed a prophet in Moses' day, they sure need one now. I know that our prophet today is Thomas S. Monson. He counsels us as church members about current issues, and helps us keep our families stable and safe in a troubled world. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Andrea
We will meet with Christ, and then wait for the time when we will be resurrected (when Christ returns to Earth). We will be judged according to the kind of lives we led on Earth. Then we can be reunited with our families and live with them forever if we have lived worthy to do so. Show more Show less