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Hi I'm Andrew

I've spent almost my entire life in Manitoba. I've got a great family. I love my faith and I love business. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Life is busy. But it's fantastic. My wife and I are blessed to have four great kids: an eight-year old daughter, a seven-year old son, and twin baby boys. I sell print and digital advertising for a living, work that has been a joy and a blessing for me and my family. My wonderful and dear wife stays at home and (with the grateful assistance of extended family) cares for the babies and tends to the home. The kids kids attend a great french school, and are now easily more adept at it than myself. For fun I enjoy board-games and, when time permits, a good game of soccer. Each morning we read scriptures as a family, every Monday evening we set aside for Family Home Evening, and each Sunday we attend Sacrament Meeting together. These simple practices already seem to be paying off in big dividends: the kids have a growing understanding of the gospel and budding testimonies of the Saviour Jesus Christ; I believe it's brought us closer together as a family; and I also have a hunch it's helped my children academically, too. That's just a snippet of who I am and what I'm about. In short, I've found that following the commandments of God (as near as I can) has been really good for me in my life. It has also greatly deepened my conviction that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that of the Lord's.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young boy I always wanted to be good. For instance, when I was eight, I sought my parents out and asked to be baptized; at 12, I tried to live a perfect day; and at 19, I chose to serve a mission. My faith grew through the teachings of the scriptures and the example of service shown by my father and grandparents. My mom taught me hard work, and I've attempted to live these characteristics throughout my life. When I was 10, I had a class swimming party planned at my house. The day began with rain, and many believed it couldn't proceed. I prayed and asked God for help because for me having this party really mattered. I recall the skies parted enough for there to be a glimmer of hope, and we, as a class, decided to begin the short walk to my house. During the walk, the rain continued, but immediately ended upon our arrival. It didn't return, in fact, until we later began walking back to the school. A friend of mine then commented how lucky he thought I was for he noticed how perfect the weather had been that day. It wasn't luck. Neither have any of similar experiences I've had since. I believe with all my heart that God lives; His Son, Jesus Christ, is my personal Saviour; and that He knows me and loves me. I believe He has restored the gospel through living prophets, and has entrusted them with His priesthood. As I study their words - and similar of those in the scriptures - my love for God grows, and I find myself more naturally Christlike.

How I live my faith

Each day I pray that the Lord will help me be a respectful and forthright ambassador for the faith. I pray that he will bless our family, our civic and religious leaders, and that we might have His Spirit in our home and in our hearts. I am not perfect, but I try to live the covenants I have made with the Saviour. I do my best to act on the promptings He sends. In other words, I look to assist those in need; I try to speak in an uplifting and optimistic manner; and I try to act as Jesus would.

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Andrew
'Mormons' is commonly used for referencing members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, though the term has also been applied to others who've ever had an affiliation thereto, whether that be in a historical sense or in more recent years. Unfortunately, this application often leads to a misunderstanding of the actual practices and beliefs of the mainstream church and its members. The Book of Mormon, where this term is coined from, is an ancient volume of scripture translated by the power of God through Joseph Smith, and was first published in 1830. It, like the Bible, is is a record of God's dealings with the ancients, though unlike the Bible, primarily records the interactions between God and those in the Americas, not Jerusalem, etc. Members believe the Book of Mormon plays an integral role in the work of the Lord because it is very real, very tangible evidence of Joseph Smith being a prophet. We believe that if one finds out from God that the Book is true, then in essence one is finding out that God did indeed call Joseph as a prophet. To that end, an invitation in the introduction of the scripture reads: "we invite all men everywhere to read the Book of Mormon, to ponder in their hearts the message it contains, and then to ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ if the book is true. Those who pursue this course and ask in faith will gain a testimony of its truth and divinity by the power of the Holy Ghost." (See also Moroni 10:3-5). Show more Show less