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Hi I'm Andrew

Professional Street Artist, and definitely a Mormon.

About Me

My passion is painting street art. I paint graffiti legally and for a living. I have a degree in Economics. I also like to illustrate and write poetry when I have free time. In high school I climbed several mountains, played football, and ran track and cross country. I served a two-year mission in Louisiana and Mississippi, and LOVED IT! Incredible experience. DEFINITELY contact me with any questions or curiosities about the church, my graffiti art, or anything else!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Latter-Day Saint to inspiring parents. They are the best! But I really struggled with my own belief in religion and the nature of divinity for several years. As a teen, I refused to believe in God simply as an explanation for the unexplainable. My parents didn't push me, though I could tell my lack of believe hurt them. I am Mormon, because I soon understood that I could find out from God what the truth was. With frequent prayer, scripture study, and an open mind, I soon came to the conclusion, that I was- against all odds, it seemed- born into a family that happened to know the Gospel truth. The Lord has provided way that EVERYONE, including me, could find out what the truth is. He will tell us. For me it took some time. But I knew that it was only way to know.

How I live my faith

Once a month I teach a class at church. The class it made of 30-40 guys I go to college with. I also volunteer in the Rexburg, ID temple every Saturday from about 9am-4pm. The temple is well staffed, and we are all volunteers there. It's a wonderful, peaceful, experience.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Andrew
Haha, No way. We love everyone! The more the better =) Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Andrew
Not at all. In fact, most Mormons never have. It's a serious financial, emotional, and time sacrifice, and we understand that it's not for everyone. That said, all young men who are able and worthy are expected to. But there's NOTHING in the world that could've been such a blessing and an asset to my life, at that time, as my mission was to me! Show more Show less

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

Andrew
To us, death is simply a separation of the body and spirit. When we die, we have the same personality and desires as we did in mortality...only without a body haha. Does that make sense? Those who UNDERSTAND where they are after this life, and KNOW that they became the BEST that they could, will be happiest. In fact, they will be excited! knowing that they fulfilled their potential, with the help of Christ, the Father, and the Holy Spirit. That'll be paradise. Those who feel lost in the Spirit world, or who know that they didn't become all that they ought to have will be miserable. For them, the Spirit World will be a prison. Thankfully, however, we believe that those who "Get it" will be able to teach those who are in a state of prison, as we all prepare for to meet God, come Judgment day and resurrection. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Andrew
Haha, no. That's kinda the big thought though isn't it? Nearly everything in the temple is white, including our clothes we wear, to symbolize cleanliness and purity. When I work there, I were a white suit, white dress shoes, and tie. I imagine it's kind of like heaven. Some people feel like were trying to be exclusive with our temples, but in reality, look around: we are doing EVERYTHING we can to get people to GO to the temple! We believe the temple to be the House of the Lord, just like in the Bible. And, also like the Bible, we are expected by the Lord to make a covenant to follow Him and join with the saints. That is done through baptism. After that, get to the temple! It's beautiful. Not only the structure, but the spirit that you feel. These aren't people just walking casually off the street in the temple (that's what churches are for), these are people who are preparing themselves, and striving to be pure. You can feel that difference. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Andrew
God talked to, and inspired, men and women all around the world. Among the billions of people God has touched, many have written their experiences down. Some of the more ancient inspired writings were passed down through generations. Many of the books written in the East were compiled to make up the Bible. The Book of Mormon is a compilation of the ancient revelations and histories from the Americas. Show more Show less