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Hi I'm Andrew

I'm a civil engineering student. I'm a goalkeeper and pianist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from an average-sized family, just two older siblings. I'm a pretty active person I love all sports especially soccer. Some of my best memories come from the soccer field defending the goal. I've grown up being musically inclined and continue to play the piano as a hobby. I plan to continue my studies to be a civil engineer after my mission. I enjoy hanging out with friends and family. I love the Spanish language and the Spanish culture. I enjoy serving and helping others in what ever way possible.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents were converts to the church in their 20's so I had the great blessing to be raised within the Lord's church my whole life. However, a personal knowledge and testimony of the truthfulness of the church and its teachings cannot be borrowed or inherited. I am grateful for having been taught the values of the church and of God's commandments early in my life so that later I was in a position to receive answers and guidance from Heavenly Father. I developed a great love for the scriptures at a young age and this love was greatly strengthend from my years in seminary. My testimony of the truthfulness of the scriptures especially the Book of Mormon has been the foundation of my testimony and has allowed for me to receive direct answers through the Holy Ghost. Receiving these answers required much prayer, pondering, studying, patience, and obedience to God's commandments. I have had many spiritual experiences throughout my life and mission that all accumulate to a sure knowledge that this is Christ's true church on the earth today. Additionally I have been a witness of the great changes of true conversion that come from the application and understanding of these teachings. I have seen these changes in myself and others. The doctrines and teachings of the church are what make it possible for me to more fully understand and apply the Atonement of Jesus Christ in my life so that I can become more like Christ. I would not nor do I believe that I could be the person that I am today without the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I returned from serving a full-time mission last August. I had the blessing of serving the Spanish speaking population of Portland Oregon. This has been the greatest blessing of my life and has forever changed me. I live my faith by striving to be obedient each day to all of our Heavenly Father's commandments. I strive to look for opportunities to serve others and to develop Christlike atributes. Through daily scripture study, prayer, and service I am more fully able to receive the promptings of the Holy Ghost to know what Heavenly Father needs and wants me to do. Currently I also have the opportunity in my ward to teach the lessons in our priesthood (men's) class. Overall I feel the best way to live my faith is by trying to be better each day and seeking to be a blessing in the lives of those around me.