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Hi I'm Andrea

I am a Mother of four childern and a stay at home Mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Andrea and I am the Mother of four busy children. I am an at home mother and am devoted to taking care of my family and find great satisfaction in the challenges of keeping our home running well. I love to read, work in the yard, make earings, exercise and organize. I love to go on walks with my family, have movie nights with them and just spend time together. I went to college, but never finished my degree in Elementary Education. After the children are older, I plan on finishing my degreee as well as learning some new skills such as learning to play the piano, basic photography and sewing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have always loved going to church. I have felt loved and nourished as I have attended services each Sunday. When I was about 13 years old, my parents divorced. This was a very trying time for me. I remember thinking that I needed help to deal with the sadness I felt. I had always prayed each night before bed, but during this time, my prayers became more heartfelt and regular. I had been taught that prayer is a way to speak to God, and reading scripture is a way for God to speak to you. At this time in my life, I decided to read the Book of Mormon every night. Now looking back, I can see that this was a pivital point in my life. I grew closer to my Heavenly Father and my desire to keep his commandments was greatly strengthened. My testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ grew and helped me get through the difficult times that came to me through my teenage years. I have never stopped reading the Book of Mormon since. I don't even know how many times I have read it. I now know with all of my heart that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and because I know that, I also know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. Just like all of Gods children, I continue to be faced with trials and dissapointment in my life, but the gospel has helped me deal with those struggles and has brought me great joy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways. One thing I do is go to church every Sunday. Sunday is the Sabbath Day is a special day for me and my family. It is a day that is different than other days of the week. I try to keep my thoughts on the Savior on this day. This means that we don't watch TV, go shopping, or work on this day. It is a day to rest, visit with family and friends, attend church, serve others, take a nap, write in my journal, read the scriptures and pray. I find that when I obey the Sabbath, I have a better week and feel more energized and spiritually prepared for dealing with the challenges of life the following week. When I go to church, I have been given the opportunity to get to know and teach all the young women who are between the ages of 12-18. It is an opportunity to serve God by teaching them principles of the gospel and words of the prophets. I love spending time with these beautiful and intelligent young women who are at a difficult time in their life. I feel it a sacred and very important responsibility to help them make good choices and to help them remember that they are Daughters of God. I also live my faith by paying tithing (10 percent of all earned income), teaching my children the gospel by studying the scriptures with them each day as well as kneeling down in family prayer each morning and night to ask the Lords blessings upon us. I am certainly not a perfect person and make many mistakes. I am grateful that through Jesus Christ, I can ask Heavenly Father to forgive me of my sins and then work at not repeating those sins.