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Hi I'm Andrew

I'm from small town Idaho. Learning, donuts, the outdoors, sports (although I'm not good at any) are incredible. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm going to school, studying neuroscience, planning on studying occupational therapy or physical therapy, and hoping I don't get too caught up in studying, work, or angry birds to really enjoy life. I've got a great family, great parents, and great older brothers and sisters (I'm the youngest). When I get the chance, I love hiking, trying out new food, playing the piano, basketball, soccer, or anything else my friends are trying out.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents, grandparents, and a couple generations before them were Mormons too, but I don't think that's why I'm a Mormon. Like every normal person, I've had doubts about my beliefs and I came to the point where I asked myself if what my parents had taught me was true. I've thought about it, studied, read the Book of Mormon, prayed about it, put the principles I've been learning my whole life in practice. I know that they've helped me be happier. Perhaps my most compelling reason for being a Mormon is that I've felt the love of Christ in my life. It's the most powerful thing I've felt and is difficult to describe. I know He knows me and loves me. Learning about Him through the Book of Mormon has brought me closer to him than almost anything else in my life. I know that the Book of Mormon and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are tools that God uses to bring us, His children, back to His presence.

How I live my faith

Living the gospel is doing small and simple things every day. As I read the scriptures and pray every day and go to church on Sundays, I feel more of the influence of God in my life. His influence guides me in small daily decisions and motivates me to be honest, help others (although there's always more I could do), and do what I know to be right. I know that my relationship with God, being able to express myself to Him in prayer and receive guidance from Him through the scriptures and personal revelation from Him, is one of the most valuable things I have and I therefore want to do as much as I can to involve Him in my life and strengthen that relationship.