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Hi I'm Andrea

I love music, movies, cooking and chocolate. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've spent most of my life in Washington, and I love the Pacific Northwest. I have always loved music, especially singing, and also took up ballroom dancing when I was in college. I love to read and learn and am often looking for new projects or things to try. I've had many different interests and jobs ranging from social work to teaching dance to accounting, and now I'm happy to be a homemaker. I graduated from college with a Bachelor's degree in Child Development, and although my husband and I haven't been able to have children of our own yet, we can't wait for the day when we do. I love spending time with friends and family and helping out where I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (The Mormon Church) and had a really strong foundation from the things I had been taught as a child and the example set by my parents and those around me. It wasn't until I was in High School that I found myself really faced with the choice of whether I wanted to continue to follow those teachings, or to abandon the religion of my youth. It was a difficult time for me and I felt myself being pulled very strongly in two different directions. After a few years of struggle I reached a point where I needed to make a definite decision. I remember praying so desperately to God that I would know the right thing to do, and I remember the answer coming to my mind and heart so strongly that I couldn't deny it. I knew that the things I had been taught all my life were true, and that my Heavenly Father wanted to me to continue to follow and learn and grow in His Church. It required sacrifice on my part that was very hard at the time, but I know it was the right thing to do, and I feel the same peace and comfort in my decision now as I did then. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that he restored the Gospel and Church of Jesus Christ to the earth. I know the Book of Mormon is true and I know that it has great power to change lives and bring peace. I am grateful to have a living prophet today named Thomas S. Monson who leads our Church. I often feel that in our world today there is so much confusion and conflict and uncertainty, and I find that I am so grateful to have a knowledge of absolute truths that acts as an anchor and a constant in my life. It means so much to me to have a Heavenly Father and a Savior who love me and want me to be happy in this life and the next.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by the little choices I make each day. I study the scriptures to learn about the life of Christ when He was on the earth, about His teachings and how I can better follow His example. I pray each day to my Heavenly Father to thank Him for all I have been given and to ask for comfort or strength or blessings in my life. I live my faith in the things I say, in how I behave, how I dress, the activities and interests I pursue or avoid, and in my interactions with those around me. I attend Church in my local ward each Sunday and serve as the music director and also lead the choir. Music has such great power to touch the hearts of those who hear it, and I find so much beauty in the songs that the congregation and choir sing. I know that spritual and uplifting music is a wonderful way to worship our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and I love being a part of that each week.