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Hi I'm Andrea

I'm a jazz singer, I'm a fashion designer, I'm a mother of 6 and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a large family and was raised in various places in Alabama and Louisiana as my father worked as an aeronautical engineer during the US Space Program. Music has always been a part of our family and I grew up surrounded by it in a variety of types. I am married I have a Bachelors degree from BYU in Fashion Design. While raising our 6 kids I participated in theater and music performance opportunities. Now I sing with two different big Swing Bands. I have a small business designing modest dresses. Our children are all grown now and I am learning to adjust to this very strange transition of my life--not being immersed in parenting, missing the presence of our kids and moving forward with personal objectives.

Why I am a Mormon

I am still a Mormon because the more I learn about spiritual things, the more I look inside myself and evaluate my feelings, the more I pray it makes absolute sense that this is the best way to live my life. I have always believed in the Bible, in prophets, and in God. For thousands of years people have been transcribing sacred, spiritual experiences and have died trying to protect the documents. The New Testament is filled with spiritual evidence that God is real, and that he loves us, it also records the miracle of hundreds of people seeing the resurrected Jesus Christ. As a mother, I've had the opportunity to observe the tender thoughts of children as they grow and learn about the world around them.

How I live my faith

I am aware of how I represent my faith when I am performing on stage and in other public settings. I choose to wear costumes, and daily clothing, that is modern and fashionable while still being modest. I enjoy the opportunity to help teach part of a class in our Sunday women's group know as The Relief Society and I love to sing the hymns of our faith.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Baptism is important, we can see that in the New Testament, even Jesus was baptized although he was living a perfect life. It is important to me that I was baptized by someone who had the same authority that John the Baptist and Jesus have. Here's a frequently used analogy: If you were driving fast in your car and an Ice Cream truck made you pull over, could the Ice Cream truck driver write you a valid speeding ticket? ...nope, He doesn't have the proper authority. Show more Show less