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Hi I'm Andy

I'm an Emergency Department Technician and a student with the goal of becoming a Physician Assistant. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Andy and I love to sing, play the piano, and listen to all varieties of music. I played on the men's volleyball team in high school and still love to play whenever I can fit it in my schedule. I love to run and am currently training for a half marathon with hopes to one day run a full marathon. I graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Ottawa University in April 2011. I am a certified EMT, a CNA, and currently work in the Emergency Room at a local hospital as an ER Technician. I have about another year before I go to medical school to become a physician's assistant (PA). I love to read and watch movies. Christmastime is my favorite time of the year and my dream is to one day see the tree in NYC at Rockefeller Center as it is among the largest Christmas trees in the world. I have been blessed with a wonderful life, and am thankful for every part of it.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have been a member my entire life, but my parents taught me how to come to the decision to believe for myself. When I was younger, I learned how to read by reading the Book of Mormon. I remember reading it and following the promise in Moroni 10:3-5 (in the Book of Mormon) and praying asking God if it was true. I felt in my heart that I received my answer that indeed it was true. When I was 7, I saw a film about the Savior Jesus Christ and when I saw the representation of His suffering on the cross, I felt overcome by the Spirit so much that it brought tears to my eyes. I think this was my first realization of the magnitude of the love that Christ has for me. I chose a year later when I was 8 to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am so glad that I belong to a church that helps me learn who I am, why I am here on earth, and where I am going when I die. I know that Jesus Christ lives. I am so grateful I am a Christian with a knowledge of the love of God and His son Jesus Christ. I have seen the hand of the Lord in my life as I have learned his commandments and followed them the best I can. I know that through the sacrifice or atonement of Jesus Christ, that I can be forgiven of my sins, and one day return to live with Him, my Heavenly Father, and my family forever. All I have to do is follow God's commandments and do what He asks and I will receive the blessings that He promises. I know this will all my heart.

How I live my faith

I love serving in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When I was 19, I was called to serve a 2 year mission in Sao Paulo Brazil. I lived there for 2 years and taught people about the church, inviting them to find out the truth for themselves. I returned in 2007 and since then, have been serving with the young single adults ages 18-30. I am in charge of weekly and monthly activities. I plan, together with a committee, activities that bring singles in the community together. We have lessons about the Savior and talk about ways we can be better followers of His commandments. These activities help create a bond and a friendship with people in our community that share the same desire to follow Christ. I also am the church choir accompanist. We perform on Sundays to provide spiritual messages through music for the members of the congregation. I also work with the men of the same age group. We discuss ways to be better men of God. All of us have the same desire to one day be a husband and father. We discuss ways we can be more respectful to women and what to do to better follow God's commandments. This will help us when we do find the girl of our dreams and decide to get married. We will be able to continue in our endeavor to be men of God and it will be great to look back on the things we are learning together now. I don't get paid for my service, but the payment is the satisfaction of helping others come unto Christ and at the same time, learning what I need to do to come closer to Him as well.