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Hi I'm Andy Anderson

I was born in Bremen Germany but grew up in California. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of five beautiful children and a husband to one very special lady. I met my wife in high school where we ended up as homecoming queen and king. After surviving a long distance relationship through our college years, we ended up in the northwest where we started our family. Most of my free time I spend with my family and I can't think of anything better. Now that we’ve migrated to Colorado which has a vast number of outdoor activities some of our favorites have become; hiking, riding bikes, swimming, and camping. I currently am working as a salesman for a small company selling and leasing semi-trailers to commercial businesses. I enjoy the people that I work with and it has provided well for my family of seven. I enjoy everything football or basketball but as I get older these activities have become harder and harder to do without hurting myself. These have led me to playing a little softball and even venturing more and more into golf which I have a love-hate relationship with. Life is great and I love every minute of it here in sunny Colorado.

Why I am a Mormon

While growing up my Mother who still to this day is a very religious person took my siblings and me too many different churches. I learned from early on that there were so many good and wonderful people who believed in so many different things. I was confused at an early age and as time went by my family grew away from any church what so ever. I always believed in a Heavenly Father but I really didn’t have any relationship with him. When my current wife and I were dating in High School I was reintroduced to a family who was immersed in religion. I would spend time with her family and noticed from the very beginning that there was a feeling that existed in their home that was not in my own. This feeling was good and warm and above all peaceful. Later in life I decided to take the missionary discussions on my own at a time when I felt confused and lost in my purpose here on this earth. I came prepared with lots of questions that I never needed to ask. Those two missionaries were blessed with the power of the Holy Ghost and seemed to answer questions as they came to my mind. I came looking for my purpose but left with much more than that. Everything that was taught to me over the next few weeks just made sense. There was an order to all of it. I am a Mormon not because I believe all the other Christian churches are wrong but because I believe that The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints has the fullness of the gospel. I believe in the plan of salvation and testify that the Atonement of Jesus Christ is for all mankind. The church has brought true happiness, joy, and above all else peace in knowing that I can return to live with my Heavenly Father with my family, forever.

How I live my faith

I serve as a youth teacher for boys and girls who are 6 turning 7. I have a feeling as I serve that I learn more than the children do. I enjoy spending my time reading, searching, and pondering the scriptures. Family prayer time in the morning and at the end of our day are my favorite 10-20 minutes of the day. The love and happiness that I would have for each of my children is realized as we learn together of the gospel of Jesus Christ and reap the blessing of doing so. The opportunity to partake of the Sacrament and renew our covenants each Sunday with my Father in Heaven brings only more hope and joy than I could have ever imagined. I feel the love of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost as I serve in his church.