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Hi I'm Andrea

I grew up in Alaska. I'm a student and a mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of three working on my double BA at a local college. I stay at home with my children for right now. I love photography, home improvement, hiking, running, camping and spending time with my family. I love being outdoors in the fresh air.

Why I am a Mormon

At 16, I lost a dear friend of mine. I struggled to know what happens in the afterlife. I did not grow up going to church but I heard of Christ. I belonged to an organization that encouraged learning more about different religions and I visited several churches in my community. All the churches were filled with good people striving to follow Christ and trying to do what is right. I just didn't feel secure about any of them. One stormy and snowy day, the missionaries were travelling through my neighborhood in Alaska. The electrical lines were so heavy with snow, they stopped working. We had a fire going in our fireplace to keep warm. The Elders told me they knew someone was home because they could see the fire and they felt a great need to knock on our door. I let them in and heard the wonderful message that Jesus is a pure and righteous example, that we had and have prophets and that I should seek and make sure the scriptures are true. I felt good every time I heard the messages these men taught me. I felt a sense of peace and contentment with every message, prayer and scripture I read. I knew what was being taught was true. My family noticed a great difference in my behavior when I attended church and encouraged me to attend. So many blessings were given to me. I just felt good.

How I live my faith

Today, I spend lots of time with children. While teaching my children at home, I also assist at their school and I help teach the children at our local church building. I teach yet I am taught many times more by these little ones who are so full of the light of Christ. I love to hear their thoughts and concerns and watch them grow. I am thankful to be able to tend to children in my community. I am happy to teach them and learn from them. I know Christ is my saviour and he loves me.