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Hi I'm Andrew

I'm a computer geek. I like taking pictures. I love swimming and music. I am a huge nerd. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I draw. I like to be outdoors. I'm a huge nerd. I'm a big sci-fi fan.  If a game involves cards or a board, I'm in. I also love taking still life photos and swimming. I have a love for the Gospel and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Growing up in the church was a blessing for me, as I was able to gain a basic understanding of the Gospel at a young age. That knowledge and understanding come into effect quite often as I grew older and my family moved to an area that had a relatively small Latter Day Saint population. I had friends ask me questions about the church and I was happy that I was able to answer them. In high school, the chapel was right across the street from my high school, and so it was easy to walk across the street to school after early morning seminary (a religious class through which I was able to continue to learn about the scriptures on a daily basis). I grew to appreciate my knowledge of the Plan of Salvation, as many of my friends had little idea as to who they truly were or where they were going or why they were here. The Gospel has been a huge blessing in my life that has carried me through many hard times and troubles and it continues to bless me today!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the peace I get and from the knowledge of the Savior's love for me and my knowledge of his gospel.

How I live my faith

I am an active member. I was a primary teacher, but I am currently serving a mission in Alabama.  I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and follow his example. I do my best to share his Gospel with others so that they can be as happy as I am. I study the scriptures daily so that I might better learn of the Savior and his teachings and of his endless love for each and every one of us. I strive each day to serve our Savior better and to improve my relationship with him.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Andrew
 The Book of Mormon is an ancient record that is similar to the Bible, only it takes place on the American continent instead of in ancient Israel. It is a record of the people in ancient America and their dealings with God over a span of about a thousand years. The record of the Book of Mormon starts about 600 yaers before Christ, around hte time of Jeramiah in the Bible qnd follows a group of people as they are commanded to leave Jeruselum and then travel to the land of America, where the people then split into two groups, those who follow the Lord and those who don't. The Book of Mormon then accounts the dealings of the people as they come closer to or fall away from God, The high point of the Book of Mormon is when the Savior, after his resurrection in Jeruselm, comes and visits the people there - the other sheep that he spoke of to His apostles back in Jeruselm. The Book of Mormon then continues to tell us of the people as they follow and don't follow Jesus CHrist the record ends 400 years after Christ. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Andrew
The Priesthood is the Authority given to man, by God, to act in his name, it is by this authority that we do what we do. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Andrew
Jesus Christ is our Lord, Savior, and Redeemer. He is the Messiah, the Christ - the Anointed one - come from our Heavenly Father to perform the Atonement so that we all could repent and return back to our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Andrew
The Restoration was needed as the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was distorted and corrupted by Satan through his cunningness after the death of Christ and his Apostles. The Restoration made it so that we could have all the Doctrines of Christ, not just the few that were left after the fall of Christ's original church. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Andrew
Family is important because families can be together forever. We want our families ot be as happy as possible - we they are a part of us and we love them. Families are ordained of God and are his way for us to begin teaching his children as they enter this world. Show more Show less

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Andrew
The purpose of the welfare services of the Church is to help those in need, to help them get back on their feet and to help them become more self-sufficient. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Andrew
Eternal Life is living with God in his Presence. This is different from immortality - all man kind is granted immortality or the gift of never dying once they pass on to the next life, but only those who are righteous who follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and the commandments of God and are righteous will receive eternal life and live with God in his presence. Show more Show less