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Hi I'm Andrew

I'm a Missionary for the Church, I love adventures, I've written three novels, I'm dyslexic, I love winning, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Texas, but due to my father's work, my family and I eventually moved to California. I was born with dyslexia, and because of that, I was behind in both reading and spelling. I didn't like reading because of how difficult it was, and I couldn't find any happiness in it. But my mother, in all her wisdom, told me that if I had faith that the Lord would help me through my weaknesses, and allow me to read not only to my read level, but beyond that, that the Lord would bless me with it. She challenged me to read out loud with my family from the Book of Mormon each night, and pray to be a better reader. Over the next year and a half, my reading level jumped 3 years ahead of where I was at, and continued to do so. Now, I enjoy reading, both the Book of Mormon and any other work of literature. I've expanded that passion from just reading, but I've also written three full length novels, before serving a mission at the age of 19. I look forward to continuing in that line of work, as well as perhaps in film and business management. But for now, I'm going out in New England to spread the Good News, or the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been blessed in more ways than my words can describe, and I would not be nearly half as successful in this life if I didn't have the Book of Mormon, and the restored gospel in my life. I do not wonder what life would be like, because I know that God has blessed me and that He loves me. And because I know His love, and have felt it in my life, I want to share that love with others. Answers to life's questions have been answered here in this Church that I haven't found in others, and I know that what I share with others is true. The thought of having a family that I can live with forever is something that I look forward to one day having. It's from this Gospel that gives me peace of mind, and understanding that everything in this life will be fine, or it will be made up in the life to come. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in the most sincere way I know how. I have set apart my time, fully, for two years, to give to the Lord as a sign of my faith and willingness to follow Him. I have been blessed, and I want to share what I've been given in this life to everyone. I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and I will strive to help any that comes in my way, and to do as the Lord would do. I love serving others, and taking time to being charitable for my fellow man, which has only been increased as my desire since my time in New England as a missionary for the Lord. Action in my opinion is what the Savior would want from us, not just simply sitting idly by while others could benefit from our smallest moment of aid. And to see how another person's day can be brighten by me is enough to want to help.

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Andrew
Acts Chapter one clearly shows that the organization that Christ had established was not to end with the deaths of the Apostles. Two men were presented to the 11 Apostles to see who would replace Judas after his sucicde. They prayed and spoke to one another, and they had all decided that Matthias was to take up Judas' place. Thereby, continuing with the order Jesus Christ had established. The question should be posed not as why we need them, but instead, why did we lose them? At some point, there were no more Apostles. They had been the governing body of the Church, under the direction and inspiration of the Lord. Without Apostles, who could Christ's Church continue in the same order? Who could form or organize a better Church than the Only Begotten of the Father, who was perfect? The only concussion is, that as we read from the Epistles of Paul, that the Church stopped following the teaching of Christ. This is called Apostasy; or, a turning away from Christ's teachings. Christ's Church was no longer present the Earth, therefore the Authority which Jesus Christ had given the 12 was now lost. The ordinances of Salvation, such as baptism, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, healing of the sick, etc., was no longer given to man by God. No man can take the honor unto himself, as it says in Hebrews chapter 5, but it must be given by God, or His representatives. That is why there is a need for Apostles today. Without such, we would all be lost to continued Revelation from God. Show more Show less