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Hi I'm Andy

I'm a father/husband, football official, project manager, avid sports enthusiast, a Christian, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the wonderful & beautiful state of Utah. I was raised in a large family and feel blessed to have had such wonderful parents and siblings. Being raised in the Mormon faith I had the great priviledge of serving a mission in Connecticut for a period of two years. Upon my return I enrolled in college. That was short lived because I met the most wonderful and beautiful woman. I asked her to marry me and she was crazy enough to say yes. It was not long after we were married, that we were blessed with the greatest gift we could ask for. A little girl. Since this bride of mine was not a native of Utah, she thought it would be a fun game to try to get me to move away and take her home. I quickly learned, "If mamma aint happy, aint nobody happy." SHE WON! We moved to Georgia in 2000 to be close to her family and start a new career. After some time was spent in Georgia we were blessed with our second greatest gift. Another little girl. They are what I live for. I have always had a great love for athletics and have not only had the opportunity of playing many sports but also coaching and currently I enjoy officiating High School football. I also love singing, anything involving the outdoors, and most importantly spending time with family

Why I am a Mormon

My grandparents on both sides of my family are converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My parents were raised as Mormons so I was born into a family that taught the teachings of the Mormon faith. I didn’t just follow the crowd though. There came a time when I decided I needed to know for myself what I believed. In high school, I read the Book of Mormon in its entirety, one chapter each night. Being taught the importance of prayer to help you receive the answers you need in life, I asked God if the Book of Mormon was true, and if Joseph Smith really was a prophet of God who translated it. I remember a warm and peaceful feeling came over me and I knew I could not deny the answer I had received. No matter what anyone has ever said to me for or against it, I always look to that prayer and my answer. I find peace and fulfillment following the teachings of the church and my Savior Jesus Christ. For me it has helped answer some of life's important questions, Where can I turn for peace, What am I doing here, and Where am I going. The Holy Ghost has witnessed to me that this, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the Lord's true church on the earth.

How I live my faith

My faith is the foundation of who I am and is everything to me and my family. The gospel of Jesus Christ inspires and motivates me to be a better person. I try to teach my children to be loving, kind, empathetic and forgiving. We say family prayers together morning and night and learn about Jesus Christ by reading scripture and telling stories from the Bible and Book of Mormon. I strive to live the Golden Rule. The Golden Rule to me means, Doing unto others as Christ would do unto you. Christ taught that we must be willing to mourn with those that mourn, comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places. These are the promises that I’ve made and this is what I try to do to live the gospel of Christ.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Andy
This is a wonderful question that I feel strongly about. One thing we must remember is that we are all beloved spirit sons and daughters of heavenly parents that love us more than we will ever know. As we become husbands and wives we have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for our children. The Lord stated in Psalms 127:3, “Children are an heritage of the Lord.” What a great responsibility this is. We as parents have a sacred duty to rear our children in love and righteousness, provide for their physical and spiritual needs, teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law abiding citizens wherever they live. It is by divine design that fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. As fathers work to live up to these responsibilities, Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. Mothers have a special way that most fathers don’t of being able to nurture their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Andy
There are many different definitions that people use to denote what a Christian is. Most commonly a Christian is defined as an individual who seeks to live his or her life according to the principles and values taught by Jesus Christ and has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We are Christians most easily stated because we believe in Christ, We look forward with steadfastness unto Christ, We know we are made alive in Christ, We talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we look forward unto that life which is in Christ. We teach that the right way is to believe in Christ. I seek to live my life in accordance to his teachings and I love my Savior with all my heart. I know that without him I’m nothing. MORMONS ARE CHRISTIANS! Show more Show less