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Hi I'm Andrea

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for twenty-eight years to the greatest man in the world. I have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. The boys are the book ends. My girls are best friends. I work full-time as a historian and am a student majoring in History and English. It's tough to be in school and working especially at this older age, but I love the learning environment and figure I've got nowhere else to be anytime soon.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born into the LDS Church. My parents were converted to the Church in Austria, during the early years of our family. Although I was born into the Church, I myself became converted in my high school years. I understand that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and a Savior who gave his life to atone for my sins. The love I feel and the happiness that my commitment to the gospel has brought me, are the reasons I am a Mormon and always will be. I know the truth and it makes me free! 

How I live my faith

I believe that family is the heart of the LDS religion. I love my husband and children unconditionally! Through my example of love, support, and forgiveness, they are able to comprehend a father in heaven who does the same. I work full-time but still make my home top priority. I love my job and do honest, hard work each day. But my dedication to the happiness of my children still is foremost in my mind. I talk to them daily as their friend and confidant. I serve them and miss no opportunity to support them in activities. I have taught them to love everyone and never judge anyone. I am proud that they show kindness and compassion. They truly live principles of honesty and integrity.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Andrea
I'm sure to many non-Mormons living in a Mormon community, this feels very true. But to do so would be entirely against the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are all equal in the sight of God, Mormons and non-Mormons alike. We teach our members regularly that we love everyone unconditionally. Unfortunately, we are all human and carry with us our individual insecurities. Quite often people with common beliefs or interests gravitate to one another. Thus, some who meet each week in church unknowingly form clique type boundaries. Most Mormons who often keep to themselves,do so because they fear they are not welcome outside their comfortable circle. Our inhibitions can prevent us from reaching out and getting to know all those around us. But truthfully, our love for non-Mormons is not conditional upon the interest expressed in the LDS faith. Show more Show less