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Hi I'm Andy

I'm from Idaho. I'm attending college in Utah. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy virtually anything outside, especially hiking. Although south-eastern Idaho isn't exactly a vacation destination, there are plenty of things to see on the borders of the Snake River Basin. Surrounded by mountains and hikes, as I am, resisting the urge to hike would be a monumental task. I also enjoy reading. There is so much to learn! I haven't always enjoyed reading, but there's something about pleasure reading that gives me pleasure. Speaking of reading, I'm an English major in school. I have been attending for almost two years. I was leaning towards being a Math major, all the while ignoring what I really enjoy, so I took some Math classes only to discover that I should have been in some English classes instead. No offense to you Mathematicians; I still agree that 2+2=4, but I'll leave it to somebody else to determine what the sum of two and three is.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that Jesus is the Christ and this is His church. I've searched and prayed to know if the Book of Mormon is true, and it is! What great news! Living my religion makes me so happy, and I want to share it with everyone. I grew up in the church, but that doesn't mean that I didn't have to find out for myself whether it is true. As I've learned and grown, I haven't had a Damascus Road experience, like Paul in the New Testament did, but I have had several small experiences that have given me faith. I am given faith because I seek it. That's why I was baptized, and that's why I continue to live as Christ commands and desires me to live.

How I live my faith

I have had various callings in the church, the most recent being that of a teacher church classes. I love teaching, and I love the learning that accompanies it even more. At the root of that is the joy I find merely by participating. After all, what is a religion to me if I don't live it? I enjoy preparing lessons, hearing comments, getting feedback, watching people learn, and learning for myself along the way. It is impossible for me to build up those around me without building myself. I've seen and felt that in my life.