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Hi I'm Andrea

I'm have been a Mormon all my life. I am a wife and mother of six children. I will become a grandmother in May.

About Me

I am a 45-year-old stay-at-home mom. Working in the home has been the hardest and yet most rewarding job, and I feel blessed to be able to stay home with my kids. I graduated with an Associate's degree in English and love to read and write. I also enjoy singing and have been performing vocally since I was about 12 years old. I enjoyed teaching small children's musical groups when my kids were younger. In the past few years, I have discovered that I enjoy acting and have performed in a couple of plays and community events. I love dressing up and pretending like I'm someone I'm not. Ironically, it was relatively easy to play the part of a witch throughout the month of October. I'm sure my kids would agree that they've seen me play that part all too often when I'm having a bad day. I love to rappel and hike. I also enjoy creating a comfortable home for my family. I never thought I would say this, but I actually have learned to enjoy cooking as well. Discovering new recipes has become my new hobby. Most of all I just love being a mom to my 3 boys and 3 girls, but I think I might like becoming a grandma even better! My daughter is having her first in May!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. My parents have always been very active in the church. Because of the way I was taught and nurtured in my home, I never questioned my parent's faith, but I did have to eventually find that faith myself. I think even those of us who have been brought up as Mormons need to go through our own conversion process in order to truly say we have firm testimonies that this church is God's true church here upon the earth. As I gradually learned and lived the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ from the time I was very young, I grew to love and appreciate my Savior Jesus Christ. I also came to understand that having faith in him does not necessary take away the burdens of life, but it does definitely ease them. As I've carried my own share of life's burdens, I often wonder what I would do without my faith. I know I have a Savior who loves me. I know that all that I go through, both good and bad, in this life will make me stronger and draw me closer to Him. I also know that because he suffered for my sins and died and was resurrected, I can continually repent and eventually, live with my Heavenly Father and Mother and Jesus Christ again. I am an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I have prayed about the Book of Mormon and have received a witness of its truthfulness and because as I abide by the precepts taught in this book of scripture as well as in all the other books of scripture, I am truly happy. Mormonism teaches me that there is a purpose to my life. I am so grateful that I have the teachings of this gospel to guide me as I teach my own children.

How I live my faith

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has always offered me a variety of opportunities to serve others and to be involved in activities that enrich me. The youth organizations enhanced the teachings of Jesus Christ that I received in my home when I was younger, and now that I have a family of my own, my children have the opportunity to be involved in wholesome recreational activities in their respective youth groups that help them get outside of themselves through service to others and learn leadership and social skills. I am actively involved with other women of the church in the church's women's organization and have seen people's lives change as a result of the service that is rendered by the members of this organization. This organization, called the Relief Society, provides a framework of support to women as we struggle to raise families in a difficult, ever-changing world. As a member of the church, I am grateful for the chance I have to visit with several women in my neighborhood once a month just to check in with them and see if I can help fulfill any of their needs. In this way, we lift each other's burdens and become disciples of Jesus Christ.