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Hi I'm Andrea

I am a mother.

About Me

I completed a bachelors degree in Elementary Education and soon after became a mother. I feel that I use this education in my mothering and it has been of great worth to me. I enjoy walking for exercise, baking/cooking, reading, and singing. My greatest joy and fulfillment come from being a wife and mother.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My parents taught and lived the gospel and I experienced a very happy home life. My knowledge of the truthfulness of this gospel didn't come all at once. It has come bit by bit as I have lived the principles of the gospel. I have learned that this church isn't a church where you ever stop learning or growing in your knowledge of a loving Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Instead, this gospel has helped me to see my role and purpose in this life and a bigger picture of where I am going. As I take time to read the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, and as I make time to privately and personally pray I feel the love of my Father in Heaven and am given added ability to accomplish what I know He wants me to do. I am motivated to continue to try to be better because of the great love that I feel from Him. I know that I feel His love the most when I am serving others. I have also been the recipient of others kindness and know that, in many instances, it was a direct answer to my prayer or specific need. I have experienced hardships and disappointments in life but, because of the gospel knowledge that I have, I have been able to overcome them and be a better person in the end with more confidence and trust in my Heavenly Father's plan for me. This gospel gives so much meaning and direction. I know it is true with all of my heart.

How I live my faith

I attend my church meetings every Sunday with my family. I am able to serve in my church as the choir director and the music chairman. I select appropriate music for our meetings that can be sung by our choir and I organize special musical numbers to be sung/played by members of our church. Our choir is made up of volunteers from our ward who love to sing. They come to my home 3 out of 4 Sundays a month to practice. Our choir has a wide range of ages. There is no required training. Choir members just come if they love to sing and love the hymns of the church. I love the hymns of our church and enjoy the beautiful Spirit that fills our home as this inspired music is sung and played in our home. I am also a member of the women's organization of our church, the Relief Society. I attend their meetings and social events and have been assigned, with a companion, to visit two of the women that attend our ward. I have learned a lot from these women and have developed strong friendships with them. They are women that I admire and have grown to love, some of them being much older than me and others going through challenges that are very difficult to bear. I love that we can serve and love and help each other. I feel that my other opportunity for service comes as I support my husband who has been called to serve in a position that requires much of his time. Even though we don't see him as much as we used to I know our family has been very blessed by his willingness to serve others. We love seeing the gospel bless others' lives as it has ours.