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Hi I'm Andrew

I love Basketball, I love the Outdoors, I am a huge Utah State Aggie Fan! and last but not least I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Ever since I was little I have been fascinated with sports. I grew up with the love of playing and watching any kind of Sport. I love being a sports fan and I am a true blooded Aggie from Utah! My biggest passion is basketball though. I love the excitement of making the last minute shot and the adrenaline rush of a game. I also have a love of the Outdoors. I love going hiking, fishing, and caving. It is great to be able to get out into the wonderful world that God has given us and enjoy his many wonderful creations. Being able to appreciate that has helped me to know that there really is a God. I took two years off from going to college to serve a mission in Boise Idaho and loved it. It has been a wonderful way for me to show the love I have for the Savior Jesus Christ. I not only feel that love but also a love for the people of Boise. It is a wonderful place. I am now going to be starting in the spring semester to attend Utah State University, one of my life long dreams and hopefully move on to go to Chiropractic school to become a Chiropractor. I have hopes and dreams just like anybody else and know that through my faith, prayers and dedication that I will be able to achieve them. That is one thing I learned while in Boise was the power of prayer. I know God answers prayer and that I am one of his sons. I know that the Church is true! I know that because of prayer. Prayer has played a huge role in my life and its made me who I am.

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because I have a testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and that it is contained in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I was raised in the church but well that's no real reason to be in a church but as I grew up and practiced what I believe I came to know that it was true. It didn't happen over night, I have had many experiences especially in my senior year of High School I had some difficulties arise and also had a great friend pass away because of Brain Cancer, so with the trying times I turned to the Book of Mormon for assistance. I didn't change over night, my doubts didn't just leave, but I noticed that I was happier and my days went better as I read it. There is a power in the book that no other book has, I really came to know by how much better of a person I became and how I was a better friend when I read it. I know that it is true and that it really was revelation brought forth by the Prophet Joseph Smith. I had always believed this but through this experience I was able to know without a doubt what I had believed for life is true.

How I live my faith

I live it by being an example of the believers, (1 Tim 4:12). I do all that I can to learn and study the words of our Savior Jesus Christ and apply them in my own life. Its not necessarily the easiest thing to do when this world is so crazy and has a lot to offer, but the happiness that my faith has brought me makes it totally worth it. I do my best to keep all of the Lords Commandments and to live in accordance to his will. The blessings that flow from that are truly remarkable. and that as I have lived it I carry a happier countenance. I do my best to be a good friend and neighbor and always am willing to help out a friend or neighbor who may need my help. I also live my faith by sharing it and inviting people to learn more about who I am and why I live the way that I do.  I live my faith just by the things I do daily. I study Christs word and do my best to live it. When I fall short I do my best to repent, and to not make that mistake again. I'm definitely not perfect but that's what repentance and forgiveness are for is to help us become better. I also attend the Temple as often as possible. The serenity and peace of mind that I find from going to the House of the Lord is amazing. I love how I'm able to be myself. I don't have to put on a false charade as a member of the Church. That's one of the best things I think about my faith I can be myself and still live the Gospel.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Andrew
The family is the most important social unit in time and eternity. Our families are a place for us to grow in the Gospel and to learn what our Heavenly Father would have us learn. Families are the whole reason the church exists, as the church helps support the family and helps them to be together forever.  Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Andrew
Yes we are, we follow the teachings of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We believe in him as the only way we are able to return to the presence of our Heavenly Father.  Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Andrew
Modesty and chastity are related, because our body is a sacred gift even compared to a temple in the New Testament. When we aren't modest we allow room for people to have lustful thoughts. Modesty is important so that we can always keep ourselves clean not only in appearance but also in word and deed. The most important thing I think that parents can do is to always start by keeping children with modest clothing from day one. Reminding them that their body is sacred and that we need to keep ourselves modest because we are created in God's image.  Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Andrew
Prophets who lived in the ancient Americas wrote down their revelations and dealings with God. It was later brought forth and translated through the Prophet Joseph Smith.  Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Andrew
 A ward is essentially a congregation of members of the church and a branch is just a small ward. A Stake is a group of wards and branches.  Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Andrew
 We proselyte because we know how the restored Gospel has benefited us in our lives and want to share it with people so they can see those blessings in their own lives.  Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Andrew
Our body is a gift. Just like we wouldn't put bad fuel into a car we shouldn't put bad fuel into our bodies. We also don't partake of those substances because they can cause us to become addicted to them and infringe on our ability to make choices. We don't want to surrender our freedom of choice to something that will make us willingly or unwillingly make choices that could put us into harms way. We have great blessings that we can receive just by choosing to not put those things into our body and avoid the consequences that may come from putting them into our body. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Andrew
The Law of Chastity is a commandment from our Heavenly Father regarding sexual intimacy. He has commanded that we abstain from sexual relations until we are legally and lawfully wedded as a husband and wife. It is a very important commandment and when we obey it we are able to have peace that comes from being faithful to our selves, God, and our spouse. We do not have the guilt that comes from breaking the commandment. Of course there is still repentance for those who do not obey this commandment, but it is better to not have to repent by obeying this commandment in our lives. Show more Show less