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Hi I'm Andrew Sherman.

I am a husband, father and stockbroker. I love fly-fishing, scuba-diving, and exploring far-away places. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I love the feel of stepping into the serenity of a mountain stream with my fly rod. Connecting with nature and enjoying God's creations brings to me a peace and calm that heals my soul. I love the eager anticipation that comes to my heart as I tie the fly on and make my first cast. After just a few minutes the troubles and cares of the world melt away and I can focus all my energies just waiting for that first strike. During the week, I spend my time managing investment portfolios for a few families across the country. It is fascinating building portfolios that harness the different forces of the market to ultimately meet my clients' financial goals. I am reminded everyday that while I can't control what happens in the market, I can proactively respond to any situation. The most important part of my day is when I am with my family. My wife and I met in the village of Senahu, Guatemala. We were part of a group of students who did village health care training and organized the building of a water tank for a small, mountain community. We have three boys, a dog, and a cat. We like to do pretty much anything as long as we are all together. I love my wife and boys and work hard trying to be the type of husband and father they deserve. I'm a work in progress....

Why I am a Mormon

When I was about seven years old, missionaries from the church knocked on our door. My family had befriended a couple of Mormon families over the years and my mother invited them in. At that point in my family, we had a lot of struggles and the gospel of Jesus Christ was where we found the answers. Learning about how families can be together forever and how there are living prophets and apostles guiding us today really struck a chord with my parents. We all eventually joined the church. Even though we went to church every Sunday, it took time for “church to come home with us.” It took us a while to actually practice in the home what we were being taught at church. As I slowly started applying the teachings of Jesus Christ in my life and heeding the counsel of living apostles, the joy of the gospel of Jesus Christ started to sink into my heart. I never really had one powerful experience telling me it was true, but I continually feel a confirming peace and joy as I live the teachings of the gospel. Ultimately I am a Mormon because I want to be led by prophets and apostles just as there were in biblical times. I am a Mormon because I believe God still speaks to his prophets and is very involved and interested with his children here on Earth. I am a member of this church because it is the only church that possesses the priesthood (or authority) of God to baptize and perform marriages that extend beyond the grave. I am a Mormon because as I continue to study, the Holy Ghost confirms to me that the church is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time. I make lots of mistakes and need to improve on the most important parts of my life. Luckily, “living my faith” doesn't imply that I have to be perfect, but it does give me the tools to become a better husband, father, and disciple of Jesus Christ. First and foremost, living my faith means that when I am home, my family gets all of me. That means I am physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually present and available. Living my faith means that I bring the teachings of Christ into my home through my example. We spend every Monday night as a family. We talk about the coming week, discuss our goals, someone teaches a lesson about the gospel of Jesus Christ and we have some fun! We work hard to pray and read scriptures as a family. We strive to always have a happy home. I have a long ways to go, but I am improving nonetheless! I also spend time serving others. A few times a year, you can find me in one of the church's canneries packing green beans, beef chunks or beef stew. You may find me at scout camp with a bunch of young men. I spend a lot of time with the youth fishing, camping, scuba-diving or even baking cakes, making tie-dye shirts, or teaching a Sunday school lesson. I have found that the lessons I have learned in my life are meaningful to the youth if they trust me enough to accept my counsel. I guess I live my faith by letting the members of my congregation know how much I love them and serving them any way I can. Finally, I live my faith by trying to yield my heart to the teachings of Jesus Christ. He is my Savior and Redeemer and I want to be like him. I know that through His grace and mercy, that I can repent and become a better man. I want to be a disciple of Jesus Christ in my home, profession, community and church. I know that through His grace and also by faith, someday I can be equal to the message.