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Hi I'm Andrea

I grew up in Germany. Now I enjoy my life with my husband and children here in New England. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young mother of four boys. My boys are all 2.5 years apart with the exception of my twin boys. My husband is my better half and very patient with everything including myself. When bound to the house I love to cook and experiment on recipes, do crafts and organize. My favorite seasons are spring and fall. I love being outdoors and prefer the mountains over the ocean.

Why I am a Mormon

Back in Germany, when I was 18 years old I was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by one of my class mates from high school. We had both started an internship at different jobs and not seen each other for at least a year. He had sent me a letter asking me questions about life and it's purpose, questions that I had asked myself at that time. I reconnected with him and went to church with his family. One of the many things during that time that I will never forget is the first time I stood in the family's living room waiting. I felt such a wonderful warm and loving feeling. The family had so much love in their home that I wanted to find out what it was that brought so much happiness to their home. They gave me a Book of Mormon and a journal and invited me to listen to the missionaries. I started reading the Book of Mormon the same day, went to church for every occasion possible and listened to the messages given by the missionaries. I grew to love the people and recognized I had grown in happiness myslef. It was then that I asked Heavenly Father if I was where He wanted me to be. I prayed with all my heart, wanting to know what it was that I should do and where to go. The answer came through prayer so beautifully, my heart was filled with warmth and all doubt that I had was erased and my mind was at total peace. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church of Christ. I know with all my heart and without any doubt that Christ loves us all and we can all have this testimony of Him. The gosple has made my life complete and as my husband and I strive to keep a house filled with Christ's teachings that we will always be blessed with happiness.

How I live my faith

 In our ward I have been blessed to serve with the young women ages 12 through 18. Since I had not been brought up in the church, I had never experienced what it meant to be a teenager of our faith. Seeing the young women be so faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments and striving to live righteous standarts is a testimony to me how much Heavnly Father cares for us. He has inspired this program for the youth and allows them to see their wortth. It teaches me the simple things we can do and choose in our daily actions that will keep our testimonies strong and help us get through difficult times. The youth truly strengthens me.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Andrea
Yes. In the home we always make sure that our decisions we make keep our relationship in harmony. When it get's difficult making a decision that we both feel comfortable with, we will pray more about it and come back when we have searched more for Heavenly Father's help. If I wanted to go to work, I would get support from friends and family and my ward. I choose not to work and be home with my children. I understand the role of the mother to be the nurturing one and when I am home with my children I can give them a sense of security, love and I can teach them right from wrong. My husband works a full time job and has less time to do the things a mother does, yet we are equally important to our children and each other. When programs are planned and decisions have to be made at church and men and women get together as a board, my opinion is highly valued and there is harmony in all of our councils. Show more Show less