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Hi I'm Andy

I'm a dad. I make TV commercials for a living, enjoy playing games, I like to cook, and love watching movies.

About Me

My wife and I have four kids, and we love spending time as a family going camping, playing games, and watching movies. I enjoy acting in and directing community theatre, and I collect old Batman comic books and toys. Professionally, I make TV commercials, corporate videos, short films and documentaries. I like to cook (especially Italian food), and I love classic films.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized as an infant in another faith. When I was about a year old, my parents met with two, young Mormon missionaries, and that experience prompted them to be baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Later, when I was eight years old, I chose to follow their example and enter the waters of baptism. As I grew older and studied more about Gospel of Jesus Christ, I knew that I could not just rest on my parents' testimonies; I had to know for myself what God wanted me do. Scripture study and personal prayer allowed the Holy Ghost to witness to me personally that this was the Lord's church. Additionally, I felt a desire to serve a mission for Him, and when I turned 19 I spent two years as a full-time, volunteer missionary in Italy. Because I came from a large family (I'm the oldest of eight children), there wasn't a lot of money to pay for my missionary service, so I worked very hard through high school and in the year after to save money to fund my mission, sometimes working three jobs. The hard work and sacrifice were well worth it, however, and the two years I spent serving the Lord were two of the best years of my life. My testimony of my Savior grew immensely, and I returned home with an even greater resolve to live my life in harmony with His teachings. I am a Mormon because the Holy Spirit bore witness to me, just as he did to the Apostle Peter so long ago, that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. And it is in the restored Gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that I have found the eternal truths that point me toward Him and offer me the hope of eternal life, and provide peace in a troubled world.

How I live my faith

Hopefully there is no difference in how I live my faith in the community, at church, or at home. My faith in Jesus Christ is an integral part of who I am and the choices I make. At church, I have regularly taught Sunday School classes for youth as well as adults, and my son and I visit three families every month from our congregation to share a spiritual message and make sure their needs are being met as a family. Outside of the Church, I volunteer almost daily (along with a friend of mine from another faith) with a local food bank, picking up food from two grocery stores and delivering it. It doesn't take a lot of time, but it does remind me to look for Christ in everyone I see. I also try to be fair and honest in my business dealings, and let the Light of Christ be reflected in my work and in my attitude.

Are Mormons Christians?

Andy
A Christian is someone who chooses to follow Jesus Christ and pattern their life after His. Mormons belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and accordingly make sacred promises to keep His commandments and always remember Him. Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer, and He is also our Brother and our Friend. He is our Perfect Example, and we try emulate Him and everything that we do. As Christians, Mormons strive to do what Jesus would do if He were here. We stand in His place and bear testimony of Him in both word and deed, remembering that He commanded us to love one another, and that by this everyone would know that we are His disciples. Show more Show less