What Is a Church Community?

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Hi I'm Drew

I'm a fundraiser. I help non-profits organize. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I believe in community. I believe that the strength of a community comes from the strength of its members. I am a graduate student learning how to turn my passion for non-profit organizations into a career. I have helped organize two non-profit organizations as well as helped fundraise for a number of small organizations. I love to travel with my beautiful wife.

Why I am a Mormon

There was a time in my life where I felt so out of touch with myself that I didn't even know where to begin. I had always been a member of the church but I never developed my own testimony. I came to a pivotal moment in my life where I had to decide where to attend college. I knew that where I chose to establish my adult identity would have lasting effects throughout my life. I weighed my options between well-ranked universities and a church sponsored university. For the first time in my life I realized that I had to make a real decision and I wasn't sure where to start. My parents taught me about prayer, but I didn't have a testimony in its power. I set aside some time to reflect and think about my decisions and then I prayed. I didn't know what I was expecting, I don't think I had ever said a meaningful prayer in my life. I prayed for clarity. I didn't have an amazing vision or experience, but for the first time in a long time the fog in my mind began to clear and I knew that I had the support of my Heavenly Father. I chose to study at a church sponsored university, where my testimony grew and as an individual I thrived. I met my wonderful wife, my eternal love and best friend. I'm a Mormon because it is through the gospel of Jesus Christ that the priesthood exists. That priesthood binds my wife and I together in an unbreakable bond that stretches through eternity. I believe in the power of the priesthood to receive revelation through a living prophet. I know that this priesthood was restored through Joseph Smith and there has been a prophet on the earth since then. I know that God loves me. I know that Jesus Christ suffered the Atonement so that he would know me personally and know how to help me. I know I am never alone in this life and that there is hope even in the darkest and most confusing hours of life.

How I live my faith

Currently I serve as a secretary in the men's organization of our congregation. In this calling I visit members of the congregation, provide service through various projects, and keep records of our meetings. I serve on the board of directors for two nonprofit organization in my community. The hats I wear there are diverse and challenging, but I love the opportunity to serve.