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Hi I'm Andres Heusner Echanique

I live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Football player. Serving in the California Sacramento Mission and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old. I have one small from brother and sister. I am from Ecuador (South America) but live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I graduated from Ras Al Khaimah English Speaking School in 2012 I love playing/watching football (soccer). My favorite football team is LIVERPOOL FC and i love playing the guitar. My favorite music is rock and dubstep but I like to listen to different kinds of music. I have so much interest in politics, have participated in Model United Nation conferences and I am aiming to studying in BYU and study international relations once I finish my mission . I am currently serving in the California, Sacramento Mission and I am loving this work.

Why I am a Mormon

My family was born in the church and I always went to church because I thought I had to. I found myself in situations when I didn't know what to do, when I needed help or someone to rely on. I read with my family about Joseph Smith and how he wanted to know which church is true. I decided to find out for myself whether the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true and I decided to read the Book of Mormon and ask for an answer. I received one and I could see how the gospel of Jesus Christ has changed my life, how our Heavenly Father loves us, how the plan of salvation is a plan of Happiness. How every time I needed help I could rely on such book, its teachings and examples. I am a Mormon because its gospel brings happiness to my life, it doesn't only bless me but the people I love. We are not alone for Heavenly father is always by our side and I know without any doubt that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored in these latter days to guide us and help us return to live with him forever.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being close to God as in reading scriptures, doing home teaching, participating in church activities and avoiding any choices that may lead to harmful experiences. I have been surrounded by bad influences however I have lost the fear of being the boy that says "NO" to alcohol, cigarettes or drugs. I have tried my entire life to be a light, and example to the world. I have been blessed by meeting personally apostles like Elder Holland, Bednar and Oaks, also members of the Seventy such as Elder Rasband . I have experienced the influence of the gospel in my life and it had helped me grow and strengthen my faith in many levels. While serving on a mission right now in Sacramento I can see how I can live my faith by hastening the work.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Andres Heusner Echanique
Family is soo important for us because its also important in the eyes of our Heavenly Father. We believe that the gospel blesses the relationships between members of the family to be stronger. We can teach, learn and apply the things we learn from each other. We can know the Love our Heavenly Father has for us by the joy we feel in our family. Show more Show less