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Hi I'm Andrew

I grew up in Utah. I just graduated College, while being a husband and father of two. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Andrew. I have lived in Utah my entire life. I am a husband, and a father of two. I recently graduated college in Business Management. This was no easy task, it took me a total of 7 years to complete because being a husband and father took priority. I also love running, hiking, reading, and spending time with my wife and kids! I mentioned that I love to run, this is because I gained a lot of weight after being married. After realizing that I didn't want to live like that anymore, I diligently started to exercise and started to eat right. It took me over a year to do, but I eventually lost more than 100 pounds and I have been able to keep it off. I have been working in the banking industry for years and now that I am graduated I am trying to figure out what direction I want to take for a career.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be. I was raised a Mormon, but when I was a teenager my father became bitter towards the church and eventually left. He continues to this day to talk negatively about what I believe. I gained my testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because of my father and for that I will always be thankful. I always trusted my dad and looked up to him, but one day I had to decide for myself if what I was taught was true, basing it on my feelings and none else. My father worked hard to disprove the church and its teachings, filling my mind with anti-mormon literature and slander. I became frustrated because I did not know what was true and what was not. Then one day my family gathered around me and bore their testimonies about the gospel of Jesus Christ, the truthfulness of The Book of Mormon and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I felt calmer and more at peace than I had in a long time, but I still wanted to know for myself. To find out I did what Moroni promised, I prayed. Moroni, a prophet of God, stated in Moroni 10:4,"And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." I testify to all those who read this, that this promise is true. I was only 13 years old when I knelt down and prayed to know if the Book of Mormon and all that I had been taught was true. God truly does answer prayers, and he answered mine that night. I give you my witness and testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. The Book of Mormon is True. Jesus is the Christ and this is his Church on earth. I know that if you will pray about these things you may come to know as I did. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith in all that I do. This means serving others, even when it is not especially convenient or easy. This means putting my wife and kids needs above my own. This means putting forth the effort to visit the families I been given to watch over and teach. This means befriending all those who I come in contact with and treating them as I would treat my own family. I strive to live my faith so that those who see me, hear me, and watch what I do will know and never question that I am a Mormon. I participate in my ward by teaching others the gospel principles, by befriending all those who may be new or may not feel welcome, and by helping those in my ward and community with service. This is especially true for our ward, since we live in a community dominated with apartments, condos, and town-homes. This provides ample opportunity to help people move, provide simple meals, and be a good neighbor. It is important for me to know that I am not only teaching my faith, but living it! I love being Mormon!