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Hi I'm Andrew

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband, a father of 6, a Scouter, and a chemist.

Why I am a Mormon

The odds seem pretty low that, if God has His one true church here on the earth, I would be born to parents who are active in that church. I have had many opportunities to study other faiths via friends and missionary experiences. Yet, through them all, I continue to be affirmed by still, small hints of Godliness that I am in the right place and headed in the right direction. It is completely fair to say that wonders and even doubts arise from time to time. Yet they are continually resolved, either by answers now, or by feelings of peace and comfort that all will be well. I love to serve those for whom the spark of the Gospel has grown dim or cold. I love to serve, especially for the rising generation who need a beacon and reassurance that others have traveled this road before. I love to serve, most importantly, my own family whom God has entrusted into my hands. I really feel closer to my Savior as I try to live as He did. Living to serve and emulate my Savior, going through life trying to leave a wake of good, feeling blessed and caressed by God from time to time... Who would want to walk away from that? I feel buoyed up and fortified as I continue in this path. This is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have been asked to serve in a variety of ways. I have been a Scout Master, Varsity Assistant Coach, and most recently a Den Leader. I currently lead a men's group where we give each other instruction, provide brotherhood, and render service. We just completed building a Pinewood Derby track for our Cub Scout Pack. My wife and I lead our family in a morning devotional most days. We practice singing a hymn, have a morning prayer together, and sometimes learn a quote from the prophets. When we come home from school and work we try very hard to have a sit-down meal together (and we succeed sometimes) where we thank God for our food and share how our days went. Before bed we gather our children and read scriptures together for a few minutes before closing our day with a family prayer.