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Hi I'm Andrea

I'm a wife and a stay-at-home mom of two beautiful daughters. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Communication Arts with a minor in Marketing and History. I love to read and learn new things. I love going on family vacations and traveling (Disney World is my favorite...everyone always seems so happy there). I would love to visit the Greek Isles, Germany, and Australia. I would LOVE to be on The Amazing Race! Oh, and I love cooking and game shows! I also enjoy volunteering, and often volunteer at my daughter's schools. I also enjoy writing and would love to be able to travel around the world, and blog about all the interesting people and places I see....that would be a dream come true.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I prayed about it and know that IT IS TRUE. When the missionaries taught me, they asked me to pray and find out for myself, and I did. I'm so thankful to have that knowledge. I am also Mormon because I know what my life was like before I became a Mormon. It was very incomplete. I was someone with little to no confidence. The gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me to the knowledge of what it is to be a daughter of God. To know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me, and to know that the Savior, Jesus Christ, not only made it possible for me to be forgiven of my sins, but to know that He also went through every sorrow and every joy that I have ever been through allows me to know that I am NEVER alone...He is always there and always understands! That's so AWESOME! When I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 19, I did not know who I really was. I did not know of my worth and my divine potential as a daughter of God. The gospel has opened my eyes! So, I am Mormon because I love what the gospel has brought to my life. I have lived half of my life without being Mormon and half being Mormon. The latter has been so much better! I LOVE being Mormon! Everything GREAT and WONDERFUL in my life is because of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the knowledge I have gained by being Mormon, and I would I would never want it any other way!

How I live my faith

I try to be a good example to those who I come in contact with by being kind and helping whenever I can. I find that when I serve others, my faith is strenghened because that is the way the Savior lived his life--serving others. Serving also gives me a greater sense of love for those around me. I love serving with my family too...it brings us closer together. I also try to have personal scripture study and prayer every day (and can tell the difference when I don't). As a family, we read the scriptures and have prayer daily (this really makes all the difference). I am also grateful that because of the Savior, Jesus Christ, I can repent when I make mistakes. I am far from perfect, so being able to know that I can make my rights wrong, and strive to live life a little better each day gives me hope. On Monday nights, we have Family Home Evening in which we spend time together as a family having gospel discussions, singing, playing games and we always have a treat :) . We all look forward to that night. I also attend church every week with my family. At church each week, I teach Sunday school to 10-11 year olds. I also organize activities twice a month for girls ages 8-11 years old. Going to church on Sunday gives me the strength to get through the week. I love coming together to worship with other members and to partake of the sacrament each week.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Andrea
In our many years of marriage, my husband has lost his job 3 times at no fault of his own. Although no one ever wants to be in that situation, the times we were in them were A LOT less stressful because we were prepared. In the church, we are taught to be self reliant: to have food storage, stay out of debt, and have money saved for times of emergency. I am so glad we followed that counsel. When my husband lost his job, we were able to eat from our food storage, and pay our bills because we were prepared. My husband was able to look for a better job instead of having to go with the first offer that came our way. Being prepared gave us more freedom. I know that Heavenly Father loves his children. and does not want to see them suffer. Staying out of debt has helped us to keep a peace in our home even in times of unemployment or when the economy has taken a slide for the worst. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Andrea
Yes, Mormons are very much Christian. The name of our church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is his church. Jesus Christ is the head of our church. Salvation comes through Him...all things are possible through Him! We open and close every meeting we have in prayer in the name of Jesus Christ. We also believe that we should pattern our lives after Jesus Christ, and follow his example. I think the Book of Mormon states it best in 2 Nephi 25:26. In this verse the ancient prophet Nephi says, "And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins." Show more Show less