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Hi I'm Andrew Simmons

I am a Crossfitter, a singer and a dancer. You would never believe it since its on this website but I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to sing and dance. I also love football and love hanging out with my friends. I enjoy going to church activities and I love sharing the gospel with other people. I am easy to get along with and talk to. I love movies and I love star wars. I am a normal guy I love going out and being with friends. I one day hope to be a lawyer and I still have a dream to be the President of the United States. :) For two years though I have given up a lot of those things that I love to go and serve people and to help bring people unto Jesus Christ. Why? Simply because this gospel has brought me a lot of joy and blessings, and I want other people to have that as well. The Gospel frees us from sin and the guilt/shame that comes when we disobeyed; by allowing us to know that through Christ we can be clean. It's so marvelous and wonderful, Christ didn't free us from our responsibilities but he did make it possible for us to become clean. And I want people to be able to experience that closeness with Christ, because I have developed through Christ a sincere love for other people.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon partly because I was born and raised in the church, however we must all go through a conversion. Mine came slowly and steadily as I learned more about the gospel, lived the teachings, and tried to follow the example of our Savior Jesus Christ I came to know that it was true. I continue to follow the gospel because I know of myself that it is true. I know I am not perfect and that I have my own trials, but I also know that by following the teachings of Christ we can become as perfect as possible. I know this Church is true and I know without a doubt that we can all be happy and live eternally with our Father in Heaven if we adhere to his teachings.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by being charitable and by following the teachings of Christ. Am I perfect? Not by a long shot, but I know that if I really try then The Lord will make me stronger and that I'll be able to be Christ-like. I love to serve and hope that I may live my life in the service of God's children.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Andrew Simmons
Its funny but people often are confused and don't understand our customs but we are still normal people, I try to live my life to a higher standard than the world normally has set, but I still love to do teen guy things like play football with the other guys and go driving. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Andrew Simmons
Tithing goes to the church to pay for all the things we do. Including building temples and church buildings. Its amazing that the church can function off of these tithes. It is a glorious program. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Andrew Simmons
NO WAY. I know where I lived the Youth would do a lot of service. For example, the Young men in the Ward and myself would go do service for people who had husbands/fathers who were deployed, or for elderly couples, whether they were members of the church or not. We would go out and shovel driveways, rake leaves, mow lawns, help people move. What ever we could do to help we did and we never accepted money, we just wanted to help everyone whenever we could. Why? Well the scriptures talked about having Charity (the Pure Love of Christ) for all people and that was something we decided that we wanted to have for everyone so we made a plan. That plan : Provide Service for EVERYONE, simple as that. Having that love for everyone was important to us, and over time we began to develop that love, but I believe its something we have to keep working at it, its not just something we get and have, but its something we develop and have to maintain. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Andrew Simmons
Scripture only goes so far. A big part of the restoration of the gospel was bringing back things like, revelation, and the priesthood. A big part of the church that Christ established prior to his crusifiction was that priesthood authority to bind in heaven what was bound on earth. That's a big part of The Gospel, and after the death of the Apostles this authority was lost. That's why a restoration was needed because without the Priesthood and without Revelation the church could not be guided. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Andrew Simmons
Joseph Smith was the prophet that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ used to bring about the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which included; priesthood authority, additional scripture, and revelation. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Andrew Simmons
The Book Of Mormon, like the Bible, is a compilation or a group of several scriptures written by many different writers. It was compiled by a man named Mormon and his son Moroni, they brought all the records of the prophets in the Americas and abridged them, and by the power and authority of God brought all of the scripture that we would need together. Moroni later buried the record and in Heavenly Father's due time it was brought forth again, and it was translated by the prophet Joseph Smith. And so now we have the Book of Mormon Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Andrew Simmons
A Ward is the basic local congregation of Latter Day Saints (Mormons). A Branch is merely a smaller congregation that is not quite a Ward. Multiple Wards and Branches make up a Stake. This is the way the church is organized so as to best help the people in that location, so that we can have a place to worship together. The Bishop leads and guides a Ward. A Branch President does that for a Branch. And a Stake President does the same for a Stake. None of these men are paid for what they do. They are ultimately responsible for taking care of all people within their boundaries, both physically and spiritually. Show more Show less