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Hi I'm Andy

I am the 8th of 15 children. I am a structural steel draftsman. I have a lovely wife and 4 awesome children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love spending time with my family and getting outdoors. I love camping, hiking, cooking, mountain biking, gardening and working on old cars. I earned my Bachelors in Business Administration and currently manage an office of Steel Draftsman.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon church and came to know of the truthfulness of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ through many small experiences that built my faith. Growing up in a large family of 15 kids had many challenges and joys. My parents are very faithful people and really try to live Christ like lives. I learned a lot from their examples and how they reacted to many challenging experiences. We had two siblings lose the battle to cancer at early ages. During the battles with cancer that our family endured, some family members increased in faith. I grew closer to God in these trials and received great strength from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible and through prayer. I had many spiritual experiences. I have learned that our heavenly Father does love us and allows us to endure trials on this earth for our own good, to strengthen us and try us; to see what we are made of, to see what choices we will make.

How I live my faith

Currently I serve the men in our ward. My job is to make sure all the families are doing ok and help them if needed. I encourage them to be good husbands, fathers, neighbors, and priesthood holders. If a family needs help finding a job, getting meals, or moving to a new home we find ways to help them out. We are currently doing a community activity where our community is invited to attend classes on being self reliant in Education, Employment, Finances, Food Storage, Gardening, and Spiritually. I have been an Assistant Scoutmaster for several years prior and learned the value of being prepared. I am grateful that our church values preparation in a world that is in economic instability.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

I have heard people comment over the years that we really watch out for our own people. We do take care of our church members. I have been a recipient of that care several times. We are taught by Jesus to love our neighbors. Our church members faithfully reach out to our neighbors regularly, not just in times of disaster. I hope all can experience the love of neighbor helping neighbor from our church members, no matter our faith or beliefs. Show more Show less