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Hi I'm Aindrea Griffin

I'm from Alaska and have two kids with my husband. I like to read and serve others. I am a convert to the Church.

About Me

I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 10 years. We have two children together, Ravin, and Vincent. I was born and raised and Alaska. My husband serves in the US Army. I am an avid reader, and I love to serve others. I like to watch tv shows and movies usually pertaining to the Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal genres. I am going to college to get my AA in Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM). We have lived in Alaska, Texas, North Carolina, Alabama. and Colorado. We were converted while stationed at Fort Carson in 2011. I have to admit, it is hard sometimes to talk to others about my passion of serving others to the extreme of buying blankets and water to those who have signs near Wal-Marts and actually going over to talk to them. I know this is the right thing to do, but it gets disheartening when others tell me that most of them aren't actually homeless and somehow don't "deserve" my compassion. I still serve with an open heart, but it's just hard to see so much doubt and hardened hearts over this matter. I believe serving and loving others is the most important thing we can do to help a world that is in confusion and turmoil.

Why I am a Mormon

The best way to answer this is to state my testimony of how I joined the church and why I am still a member: Two years ago while were still stationed in Alabama, I was becoming more and more unconnected to my previous religion, Wicca. I became severely depressed right after I had broken my knee and had to have surgery done on it. While I was healing, I started to research other possible religions. First, I came across Buddhism, because it was the closet in comparison to Wicca. I like their morals and their values, but I did not feel comfortable in worshiping an actual person with statues and actually praying to him for their services. Next, I cam across Judaism, but I found their rules overwhelming, and a lot of them did not make sense to me since they were for the people in the Old Testament, not for present day people. By that point, we came down on orders to move to Fort Carson, Colorado. After we moved and got settled, I once again began my search for a new religion. I came across a Methodist church and town and emailed them several times with no response back. Frustrated, I put my head down on my computer desk in defeat. I had no idea where to turn next. Then a small voice in my head told me to check out Mormon.org and get a copy of the Book of Mormon. After all, my mom's side of the family is mostly Mormon. So I ordered for a copy of it, thinking I would be getting a copy in the mail. However, the next day, I received a phone call from a missionary asking when they could drop the book off. We set up a time that day, for them to come over. As soon as they walked through the door, you could feel the spirit. After one short lesson, they asked us if we wanted to set a goal to be baptized. I immediately agreed. The missionaries looked a combination of pure delight and amazement that we agreed so quickly. Ever since my testimony as grown stronger. No matter the trials I faced, I was determined to push through so I could and can become closer to heavenly father.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving my callings in with a smile and a glad heart. Sometimes it is hard to think positively about how much work a calling will entail, but it is always worth it. Visiting teaching is such a big blessing in my life, and I can not think why most other churches do not have something similar. I love visiting other sisters to see how they are doing and to join in with their triumphs and griefs. Sometimes we can not get a hold of our sisters by phone call, but there are so many other ways of trying to reach them. I love spending time with my fellow sisters and becoming closer to them. I also live my faith by being non judgmental with everyone no matter who they are and what their beliefs are and always smile and greet everyone with open arms and a open heart.