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Hi I'm Andrew

I enjoy working with computers, music, and people. I love life and the positive spirit of others. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy working. I currently work in the I.T. department for a company that designs and sells medical and surgical equipment. I don't yet have a college degree, but I intend to earn one in the future. I plan to serve a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the near future, hopefully in September when my contract with work expires. I have always had a love for music. Both my parents are music teachers and I have played several instruments over the years. I've played the 'cello since about age 9, and I started playing the electric guitar several years ago. I enjoy playing classic rock style music on the guitar. In September of 2011, I went to Guatemala to volunteer near a small town called Godinez. I spent three months there, and I had the opportunity to teach English at the village's elementary school. I also did a lot of physical work at the organization's garden and grounds. During those three months, I greatly improved the Spanish that I had learned in High School, to the point where I could comfortably consider myself fluent. I am very grateful for that experience and the lessons I learned there.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young, I went to church because my parents brought me. As I've grown into an adult, I've had the opportunity to decide for myself if I believe that the teachings of this church are true. The first thing I found was that the positive qualities I've developed all root back to what I've learned in church and from my parents, who also teach the Lord's gospel. I have found that as I read The Book of Mormon with the intention of finding truth, I am given answers to questions I have about my life. As I continued to do this and followed the other commandments that God has given us to have joy in this life, I consistently observed that the promises given in The Book of Mormon and The Bible did indeed manifest themselves. I believe the words of Jesus Christ, and I believe that He speaks to us today, and wants us to communicate with Him. I believe that He can teach us things about our personal and individual lives, and that He reveals things to His prophets that pertain to all of God's children. I am grateful that I have been privileged to know these things at an early age, and I write these things in the name of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I am privileged to be a part of a congregation in my area that consists primarily of young adults between the age of 18 and 30, who are not yet married (married couples attend the general session of church which consists of all ages, children and adults). As of this writing, I am the "leader" of the men in the congregation. It is my privilege to meet with them and find ways that I can serve and assist them with things they're going through in life. As a congregation, we plan wholesome activities that bring us closer together, and we invite our friends who do not attend our congregation to join us and have a fun time. Sometimes these activities are based on Spiritual lessons, and others are fun, recreational activities like ice skating or karaoke nights. Since our congregation covers a large geographical area, I often have the opportunity to drive to different towns and pick up others who may not have a mode of transportation to get to church or other activities that we prepare. Although it may sometimes seem like a tiresome task, it has given me the chance to grow closer to the other members of our congregation, and I am very grateful for that. I never regret doing it because I know that I am blessed to have a car and job that enables me to transport myself and others to places that inspire and uplift us in our lives.