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Hi I'm Andrea

I grew up in the great state of Texas. I'm excited to serve in my mission in Honduras. I love being a Mormon.

About Me

I love living! The world is such a beautiful place and it is a great blessing to be here and be able to meet new people and learn through experiencing life. Growing up, my family moved around quite often for my father's job, and I attended a different school every year, with spending 3 years in the same high school being the exception....I definitely learned the routine of being the eternal "new kid". Looking back, I can recognize the blessing it was; I could have lots of new starts without the drama and problems of the past year. I was able to pick out the things that I wish I had done differently and the kinds of situations that repeatedly arose, and was able to deal with them in a better way. Having the opportunity to have the cycle repeat over and over and over again let me grow into the person I am today! I love living in Texas with my wonderful family, and I have lived in or visited many other states in the USA. I've been attending Brigham Young University and love it there! I have enjoyed playing the piano since a young age and loved participating in my high school tennis and swim teams. I would like to learn jiu jitsu after my mission to Honduras. I love to lay outside in the grass and read or take a nap, and listen to the crickets and birds sing. I have a younger sister and brother I love to be around, right now we're helping my brother complete his Eagle Project!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I want to do everything I can to follow Jesus Christ. Every day I choose to keep the promises I have made to my God, and I enjoy the peace and protection from knowing that I am doing the right thing. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a world-wide entity, and provides a network of support and answers wherever you go. I am able to pray to my Father in Heaven and am able to receive an answer to my problem or question. I have learned to walk in faith, trusting in the Lord to help me through life and to do what is best for myself and others. I am a Mormon because of the joy and confidence I have in my life; I know who I am, I know where I came from, I know where I am supposed to go. The Gospel brings clarity and peace to me as I know what is expected of me and what I have the capacity to accomplish. I know that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are real, separate, and distinct beings who work together for our salvation. They know and love us individually. I know that through the Atonement of Christ, we may all be saved, so long as we are obedient to the laws and ordinances of the gospel. I know that we have a living prophet on the earth today, who receives revelation from God and guides and directs that Church. I know that the scriptures to be the word of God, as far as they are translated correctly. The Bible and Book of Mormon bear witness of Jesus Christ. I know that as we follow the word of God and seek to allow Him to be a part of our lives, we will have the most happiness out of life, and be able to have continued joy and progression throughout the eternities.

How I live my faith

I have had the blessing of growing up in the church, being taught the gospel in my home everyday from the words and examples of my wonderful father and mother. We have family prayer, eat dinner together, study the scriptures, go to church and attend meetings together, and help to teach each other about the lessons we learn as we go through life. As a teenager, I served especially in leadership positions in the youth programs of the Church, and now have the fun and excitement of teaching younger children about the lessons of the gospel of Jesus Christ on Sundays. I try to read my scriptures and pray to my Father in Heaven everyday; it brings me comfort and protection to face the challenges of the day ahead of me. I try to smile and say hello to people I don't know, and be polite and courteous. I love my family, and like to look for small ways to give service to them. Leaving a note of encouragement on my sister's calendar before a big test, asking how my brother's day was at school, doing the dishes for dad or helping my mom make dinner are ways that I can show my love for them and help them be happier. As we serve others, they are able to be blessed and we can come to a greater understanding of God's love for each of His children.