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Hi I'm Andrew

Fishing is my summer and skiing is my winter. I'm from Big Sky Country. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the big brother in the family. I love to play soccer and basketball. I love to go fishing and skiing in the backwoods of Montana. I'm currently serving a mission in the Texas San Antonio Mission. I will eventually go to college and use my interest in math and science to better my community. In my lifetime, I hope to stay away from debt. Being in debt to someone or something, imprisons me. There are many things in this world, that occupy my time. I hope I will always use the time that is given to me for the most important things in life. Those things are; my current family, my future family, my hopes and dreams, and most of all my Savior.

Why I am a Mormon

The Savior is the only way we as human beings, can be set free. The cords that hold us down can only be cut by Jesus Christ. It brings me great peace, to know that I'm only in debt to Him. He is just and merciful to me as I keep His commandments. Although I grew up as a member of the church, I still had to gain my own testimony of the Savior. I went through my teenage years without a real interest in the gospel. But as I read from the Book of Mormon and applied my Savior's Atonement, I have come to know that God does love us. He sent His Only Begotten Son to atone for the sins of mankind, to satisfy the demands of justice. I have to do His will in order to qualify for His mercy. Only through the Savior and His teachings-the gospel, can we overcome.

How I live my faith

I'm currently serving the Lord as a missionary. I help other people come unto Christ, by helping them recieve the restored gospel, through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, recieving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Andrew
We teach that baptism by immersion is essential to salvation. It is a covenant we make with God, to keep His commandments and always remember Him. More important than the outward expression of baptism is having God's authority to do so. I know that His authority is back on the earth, and I know that His authority is found through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When I was baptized, I was truly born again. When I keep the covenant I made at baptism, I will always have His Spirit with me to comfort, guide, protect, and teach me. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Andrew
We teach that baptism by immersion is essential to salvation. Immersion is a physical process, a process the dead can't perform becuase they are no longer with a physical body. Many people have lived on this earth and haven't had a chance to be baptized by the authority of Jesus Christ. It would not be just for God to save only those who were baptized in this mortal existence. God wants everyone to have a chance to accept His gospel. The members of the church are baptized for the dead to give them that oppurtunity. Show more Show less