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Hi I'm Andrea

I'm a student, I'm a wife, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

One of my new life roles is that of a wife. I was married to my best friend at the end of last year in the Mount Timpanogos LDS temple. I am enjoying adjusting to my new life with him and learning how to be a wife. It's exciting! We are both going to school and working so life is busy for us, but we couldn't be happier! I'm a student going into the field of social work. I love people! I currently work in a couple of different fields as I progress toward graduation. I work with children with autism in a school setting, helping to personalize their learning environment so that they can discover their potential. At times I visit with the children in their homes. While in-home, I help parents learn how to work with their children. My goal is to help the parents recognize the potential in their child and find ways to tap into that potential. I also work with women who struggle with eating disorders. These women are amazing. They struggle with a mental disorder that they did not choose. They face stigma and stereotype. They face inner conflict more difficult than many of us can imagine. And yet they have made the decision to find treatment and get help. Throughout treatment they are reminded of the wonder of their bodies. It is a miraculous process to watch.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that Jesus Christ lives. I know that He came to earth and set up a church to spread His gospel to the world. That church and gospel has been restored in this day. I am a Mormon because I know this to be true. I know that Christ is at the head of this Church. His living prophets and apostles today speak His word. I know that God lives and that He loves each one of His children. I am so grateful to know that I can always turn to Him, no matter what I am going through. And He will always be there.

How I live my faith

In our current ward I have been asked to be a leader over the children's classes on Sunday. As a part of a young married student ward, we have very few children old enough to be in the Primary organization. We have two children who are over the age of 4. But we run our Primary with the same lessons and the same organization that you would find in a Primary with 80 children. We have a time period where our children meet with their teachers and have a lesson found in the manual distributed throughout the Church. For the second half of our time on Sunday, we meet together with all of the Primary leaders and children and we have a brief lesson followed by singing time. The children learn songs such as "I am a Child of God" and "My Heavenly Father Loves Me." It is amazing to see the simple faith of these children, and I am inspired to be more like them.