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Hi I'm Andrew

I'm a globe-trotter, astronomer, future Air Force officer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hey! I'm a college student studying Astronomy and Physics. I grew up all over the world so it is hard to call one spot home. I've lived in China, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Uganda, Singapore and Malaysia. In fact, I've moved so much that staying in the same town for college has got me itching to move somewhere new. I'm currently a cadet in the Air Force ROTC, so when I graduate I'm excited to be boxed up and shipped off into military service. I've been told I'll be an Air Field Operations officer once I commission into the service. On campus, one of the favorite things that I do is run the big telescope on campus. Besides taking pretty pictures of the stars, I am currently trying to find planets outside our solar system. At home, I love using the computer, playing video games, and watching movies. However, I don't get to do any of those as much I would like since I fight a constant tide of physics homework. I also enjoy drawing things. At church, I draw gospel related pictures as I listen to the speakers give their messages. - To see some, check out my Facebook page.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because I have read The Book of Mormon. As hard as my parents tried to raise me as a faithful member of this church, nothing was quite as powerful as when I read The Book of Mormon for the first time. I had always wondered, "Was Joseph Smith really a prophet?" Well... after I read The Book of Mormon, I knew he was. That book of scripture has so much power. It has helped me become a better, kinder person. Through the Bible and Book of Mormon, I have come to know who Jesus Christ is and just how much he loves me. I feel blessed to know that he gave up his life for me.

How I live my faith

 I live my faith by reading the Bible and Book of Mormon daily, praying daily, and attending church weekly. At church my wife and I get to teach the 8 and 9 year old children about the gospel. It is exciting to see the light in their eyes as we teach them the basics of the gospel. Many of these children have recently been baptized into the church. When we ask them, they like sharing stories about their baptism, and how they felt on that special day. I try to live my faith by being more like these children who are so excited and eager to learn about God, Christ, and His church.