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Hi I'm Andrea Barton

I'm a wife, mother, daughter, I have a black belt in Japanese swordsmanship and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a native North-westerner. I have lived in this area my whole life. I was born and raised as a member of the church. I am a wife and a mother of 4 girls. I am also the oldest of 6 girls. I am a chocoholic and I love the outdoors and camping. I have been a gamer, and part of me still is. I love to dance and took Jazz for about 12 years. I now take a martial art. I am a black belt in Shobukai Kenjutsu, which is the art of Japanese swordsmanship.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon. Even though I went through the church from birth, I still had my struggles while in my late teenage years. I distanced myself from the church for awhile in my early marriage, but as my children grew I felt the need to give them the stability and understanding of Christ's love. The church and members welcomed me and my family back as if no time or transgression had passed. Christ's love for me is why I am a Mormon. He loves me for who I am and always will. I am grateful to him for his divine sacrifice that allows me to repent and be forgiven of my sins.

How I live my faith

In my ward I currently teach children from ages 5 to 8. We learn all about Christ and his basic teachings. I love the perfect faith that these children have. I have been a leader over the young women also. These girls are wonderful to teach and work with, they are just learning who they are becoming and what the world might hold from them. Every summer I have to opportunity to go to Girls Camp for 5 days and be the Archery leader to the young women. I teach them the safety and rules of archery and then how to properly stand and fire a bow and arrow. Watching these girls fire and rejoice in their accomplishment of bulls-eyes and consistencies is so heart warming. I hope to continue to teach the young women.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Andrea Barton
The Temples of the church are very sacred, within their walls we pray, seek guidance and make covenants with God. Because temples are such a holy place to us, we require interviews to make sure members are living their lives in a Christ like way so that they may enter into the Temple. I work part time in the Seattle temple. We have a cafeteria and my job is to cashier, wash dishes and to make sure the dining room is neat and tidy among other things. We prepare food for lunch, and dinner for those that come to the Temple. I like to think that I have one of the best jobs because every customer that comes through my lunch line is always happy I never get an upset person. Inside the Temple things are quiet and peaceful, except for the occasional dishes or pots and pans crashing together down in the cafeteria. Members who have proved themselves worthy, worship and pray to Heavenly Father in our Temples. Show more Show less