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Hi I'm Andrew Lawrence

I'm a missionary learning Spanish, I love music, reading and eating Mexican food!! Oh, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm from a tiny town called Soap Lake, Washington. I graduated from a "big" class of 32 people. I love my family and love being around them, they all mean the world to me. I love swimming, especially cliff jumping, there's nothing better than jumping off a cliff and feeling the wind! I'm serving a full time mission in Minnesota learning Spanish. The whole Spanish part is pretty random for Minnesota but hey, here I am. I love being here at this time teaching the Spanish people!! And I absolutely love eating their food!! Before my mission I worked at McDonald's for two and a half years, nothing special but it was a job (: I also worked at a warehouse in Salt Lake for a while. I then worked for some bee keepers and that was a really cool learning experience! When I get home I want to start going to school to be an RN working in the emergency room or maybe even traveling around. To pass the time I like reading a good book, doing some sort of fun exercise, or just hanging out with some of my gente!

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because this church has really lifted me up in the past couple years of my life. Being born into the church doesn't mean that I'm automatically converted, sure I'm taught all of the principles and beliefs of the church from a young age but ultimatly it is my choice and my own choices that has led me to where I am today. I have done things in my life that I'm not proud of and I have hurt people. I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ I can be forgiven and healed. I know this because I have gone through it, I have been touched by the Spirit of God and I know that He loves me. I know this not only from experience but also because of a scripture found in the Book of Mormon Alma 7 11 "And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people." We are all his people and he died for all of us. I know that Jesus Christ feels our pain and our sorrow perfectly. I am comforted from that because I know that He will always be there not only when I fall short but also when I lose a loved one of somebody hurts me also. I know this church to be true with all my heart, it has led me to understand myself a lot more than I ever did before and I will always be greatful to all that this Gospel brings to me in my life. I know that it can bless everyone in this world and bring them joy beyond comprehension. I have seen it happen, not only in my life but, also in others lives.

How I live my faith

 I'm currently serving the Lord on a full two year mission. I love being on my mission. I get to know people and try my best to spread this Gospel that has blessed my life so very much. I'm a missionary to spread the word and help the Lord bless others. These years of my life are for the people whom I serve and the Lord. I do my best to continue becoming a better person. When I do something wrong I do my best to try and make it right. I try to help others as much as I possibly can.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Andrew Lawrence
Mormon missionaries proselyte so that we can help spread the Gospel The teachings of our church to all those that are willing to listen to us. We don't want to force it upon anyone, we just like to express how the church has blessed our lives and how it can bless the lives of all those that we visit. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Andrew Lawrence
Family is one of the main reasons we all came to this earth. Mormons believe that we are all children of God, and that is why we refer to Him as Heavenly Father. We all have trials within family, that goes without question. But we all learn so much from our families, whether it be what to do or what not to do. Mormons believe that families can be together after this life here on earth and we want the family to be strong and encouraging to one another. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Andrew Lawrence
The Book of Mormon is another testament or witness of Jesus Christ. It is another book compiled from many books written by prophets that were in the Americas 600 years before the birth of Christ. The Book of Mormon gets its name from one of the prophets whose name was Mormon. As more prophets were called they too witnessed how the Savior guided them in their life and were commanded to keep a record of it like a journal. These prophets knew about Heavenly Father's plan for all of us and knew what they wrote would some day be of great importance. The Book of Mormon is more scripture from God, proving He still talks today. It was translated by Joseph Smith through the power of God. Because God loves all of His children He provided another book to help and support the Bible. We believe that the Book of Mormon is a companion to the Bible and helps all to understand it better. The Book of Mormon gives great promises throughout the entire book. One promise is found near the end in a book called Moroni chapter 10:3-5. It brings great comfort to me because I know I can ask my Heavenly Father anything and know whether or not it is true. I know that our Heveanly Father wants to talk with all of His children and that's why He gave us the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less