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Hi I'm Andrew

I'm a brother, a Mormon missionary, a college student, a triathlete, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Andrew Call. I am the second child out of six kids in our family. I am a sophomore at Brigham Young University studying Construction Management. I love racing triathlons, doing family history work, serving, cooking, and taking advantage of opportunities to learn. One of my favorite things about life is the opportunity we all have to continue to learn and progress from day to day. One of the few lessons I've learned in life is that you have total control over your attitude, so why not choose to be happy! While I loved almost every minute of my time at BYU, for the next two years I will be serving in the Monterrey, Mexico West mission for my church. Even though I studied German in high school and feel inadequate in my abilities to relate to Mexicans, I am confident that God will make me equal to the task. I'm excited for the opportunities I'll have over the next two years to share what brings me peace, joy, and meaning in life to those in Monterrey.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In fact, my ancestors were some of the first members of the church. While I described myself as a Mormon for the first 14 years of my life, for years I had slowly been making worse and worse decisions. Eventually I hit rock bottom. I felt trapped with very little light in my life. I was filled with hate and anger every day towards everyone around me. I was not happy. This is when the gospel came into my life. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ I was able to repent of my sins and find power and strength to change my very nature. During those months of change I made a lifelong commitment to follow and to strive to become like my Savior, Jesus Christ. I chose not only to believe in my faith, but to practice it by following my Savior. After months of miraculous change I eventually received a witness from God that this gospel is true. I know it and cannot deny it. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that the fullness of the Gospel was restored by God's modern-day prophet, Joseph Smith. I would invite you to read the Book of Mormon and "ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ," if it is a true record from God. (See Moroni 10:3-5 in the Book of Mormon) When you do this I can promise you that you will receive a witness of its truth. This moment while change your life for the better as it did for me. Today, I live a much happier life.The Gospel of Jesus Christ has blessed me by making me a happier and more refined person. This gospel not only provides peace and joy, but it provides the way for us to become the people God wants us to be. Through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I have found new life in Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

The Savior was so right when He said that the two great commandments were, "thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment...And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." (Mark 12:30-31) Over the past 18 years I've come to know certain truths. I know that as we obey God and seek to love Him we will be truly free. Obeying out of a love for God brings blessings and happiness - every time. Choosing to disobey God will eventually result in heartache and loss of freedom - every time. I know that God has given us commandments because He loves us. As I've come to know God and learn of His love for me I've given more of my time to Him. By taking the time to worship God, pray, read the scriptures, and keep the commandments, I've become a happier man. I feel so blessed to be able to give God two years of my life as a representative of His Son, Jesus Christ - hopefully as a fully consecrated missionary. I know that people are good. Everyone has value and needs to be reminded every once and a while that they are valued. While I may not be making news headlines, I strive to help out my fellow brothers and sisters each day. I love being able to serve those around me. Putting smiles on faces gives me meaning and purpose. My drive is to give others drive to become better people and to accomplish their dreams.