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Hi I'm Andrew

I'm a Mormon, born in Canada. I like to draw, play video games, write stories, and do IT work. I plan to be a novelist.

About Me

I'm a single man, hoping to get married soon. I like to play video games, write stories and books, drawing, reading books, watching anime, and of course, studying the scriptures are the most important on this list. Eating and breathing is also important. I also pray to my Heavenly Father on a regular basis with great love toward Him and His Son, Jesus Christ. I am grateful, eternally, to my Savior for His atoning sacrifice and I know He lives, and I know the Atonement is real. I'm currently unemployed, but I have experience with tech work, customer service, and more. I want to be part of an IT department to learn how to maintain servers, learn more about software, and learn about computer hardware. I was born in Canada, but since my parents are U.S. residents, I received a birth-abroad and I have dual citizenship in both countries. I love the people of the Earth. I am slow to anger, and quick to forgive.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born 'into the covenant', meaning I was born into a family that was already part of the church. I am in this church because I know its true. The Holy Ghost made a witness to me of it, and I cannot deny that witness. I love the Church and have a strong testimony of the Book of Mormon. I was challenged to read it in two weeks by my Bishop once when I was young. I did it, and I was filled with the Spirit of the Lord, knowing the book was true. Everything else just fell into place.

How I live my faith

I am part of the Activities Committee in my ward (think of a ward as a congregation). What's do I do, you might ask? I work with other members of the Activities Committee to arrange activities and events for the ward. These include fun events, service projects, and more. By serving my fellow humans, "[I] am only in the service of [my] God" (Mosiah 2: 17 - wording modified for personal intake). Finally, I live my faith daily by reading scriptures, praying daily (morning and night, and also a lot during the daytime when I want to communicate with my Heavenly Father), meditating on the scriptures and surrounding myself with wholesome entertainment. I also try my best to keep my house clean so the Holy Ghost feels more comfortable there and will abode with me there to guide and direct me.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Andrew
Joseph Smith was and is a Prophet of God in these latter days. He was called upon as a teenager while he was searching for the true church of God. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him in a grove where Joseph had prayed to know which church was true. He was answered that none of them were, and that the true church would be re-established soon. Later, Joseph was visited by a heavenly messenger, named Moroni, who told him where the Golden Plates were. Eventually, Joseph received the plates, translated them with the help of a scribe and produced what we now call "The Book of Mormon - Another Testament of Jesus Christ." When I say "produced," I mean that Joseph himself did not make the Book of Mormon, but rather he provided the words of Christ in those plates to the world. Joseph Smith also restored the Church of Jesus Christ (which we call "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints via commandment of the Lord) in these latter days that we have the truth of Christ at our hands. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Andrew
Jesus was baptized himself, therefore, baptism is a key element in receiving salvation. There were thousands during the Great Apostasy (Dark Ages) that died without any chance of hearing the true gospel of Christ. Therefore, baptisms for the dead are necessary for their salvation as well as ours (Malachi 4:6). The term 'proxy' may sound offensive to some, but think about Christ's suffering in Gestheme and his death on the cross. In order to atone for our sins, he had to be our proxy. Therefore, we are proxies to those who have passed on. Show more Show less