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Hi I'm Andrew

I'm a huge nerd, I love books, my family is utterly weird and I love them, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am going to college trying to figure out what I will love doing for the rest of my life. I am an ardent amateur of many disciplines, which is half the problem I face in deciding what to study, but I receive a lot of joy from what I do. Some of the interests that I have cultivated a little knowledge and skill in over the years are fencing (foil), Cello, Theremin, old time radio shows, Mystery and Detective literature history, Sherlock Holmes, Shakespeare, and Economics. (This list in no way claims to be comprehensive) I Love my two bookend sisters, mom, dad, and my younger brothers all to crazy. They are interesting, intelligent, and absolutely almost unhealthy amounts of fun. The home we have is not, by Tolstoy's description (all good homes look exactly alike), good since I have never seen one that looks like it good or ill. That said it is the place I know, without a doubt, Heavenly Father (God) sent me to produce the most happiness for me and for those around me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is true. The spirit testifies of truth and you know when it is doing that because a feeling that is so foreign and familiar all at once that it cannot be coming from you. It is from God and He is telling you the truth. The sensation is hard to describe, but is obvious once you have experienced it. I was reading the scriptures when I first felt this feeling. I was reading the Book of Mormon (Alma 32) when I knew that what was being said about faith was true. I could feel something inside me that was larger than it was before and I knew that the whole of the church and its teachings were true.

How I live my faith

I have done a lot of service for my community and those around me because of the example of the savior. I am often tempted to brush aside those who need help rationalizing that they deserve what they are getting or that what I do will just go to waste, but I remember that the Savior's Atonement is extended to all, and that I could have been rationalized out of it just as easily. I am continually humbled by Christ in the way I live. I have been a youth leader (a youth who is in a leadership position) and have been responsible for the service comity in wards I have been in. I hold the priesthood and every day try to live up to the responsibility of honoring it with my actions.