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Hi I'm André

I grew up in Colorado. Currently I'm a college student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student studying business with plans to go to law school. I enjoy listening to and writing music. Over the past two years I have especially enjoyed writing songs in praise of the Lord Jesus Christ. I love the outdoors, camping and hiking. I also enjoy playing or watching sports of just about any kind.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was in high school I had friends of many different faiths. Some of them would ask me questions about what I believed and what the Mormon Church was all about. Amid these questions I came to the realization that I didn't know for myself if I really believed what I was telling them. I came to the conclusion that I must discover if what I believed to be true, namely the Mormon Church, actually was true. I began to study my scriptures more diligently and I offered up my soul to God in prayer. As I did, I gained a personal witness from the Spirit that most importantly Jesus is the Christ. I also received a witness from the Spirit that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to a boy named Joseph Smith in the year 1820 and called him to be a modern day prophet of God much like Moses or Isaiah in their respective times. It was then that I also knew he had indeed been called by God to restore the Church of Jesus Christ once more on the earth. I know that it was not a feeling that I could have created myself, it was much more powerful than that. Since then I have felt that same reassuring feeling many times and I will never be able to deny that I know it was and is an answer to my prayers from my Heavenly Father who loves me and could never lead me astray.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in everything that I do. Whether I am offering service, being an example of Christian living or sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ I am living my faith. I served as a missionary for the Mormon church in the Philadelphia area where I was able to live my faith by serving and teaching the people there.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

André
Oh how I love the Bible! It is the only book we have that contains the life and ministry of Jesus in Jerusalem and the surrounding areas. This past year we studied the Old Testament in our Sunday School classes and this year we will be studying the New Testament. This is one of my favorite things about going to church. Back in high school I gave up an hour of every day to go to a church seminary class and study the scriptures. I have also taken New Testament courses at my university to become better acquainted with the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. The only reason I've spent so much time studying the Bible is because I know that it was written by prophets and those inspired to write God's word for us. Show more Show less