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Hi I'm Andrew Baker

I'm all about family! I love to swim, snowboard and sing. I'm currently a student at BYU! And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recently married Return Missionary. My wife, Megan Baker, is the most incredible person in the world and my best friend. We were married in August of 2015 and have been loving our new place in Saratoga Springs, Utah. I served in the Canada Calgary mission for 2 years and am still in love with the Canadian people and miss them dearly. Family is probably the most important thing to me. My family situation has taught me the importance of family and the roles that a family plays and also that everyone around you can be your family. I am currently a student at Brigham Young University and I love it here! There is such a good feeling here that you can't help but want to be here. My goal is to one day become a pediatrician and I was inspired to do this because of my love for the medical field as well as a touching experience I had while giving a sick child a blessing. I remember picturing the savior helping and blessing the little children, and I knew that was what I wanted to do with my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored in it's fullness on the Earth. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ called Joseph Smith to be a Prophet in the latter days. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and we can find answers and guidance within it's pages and with the help of the Holy Ghost. I have come to know that these things are true because I have prayed and asked and have received an answer for myself. The joy that I feel is difficult to describe when I think or talk about the God's great plan of Salvation, eternal families, temples, the atonement, living prophets on the earth today, etc. I feel how much Heavenly Father loves me and wants me to return to Him, and I know I can't find that kind of joy or love anywhere else. When you experience the Gospel and really let it take hold in your life, you can't help but have it change you into the best you can be. I'm a Mormon because I know that these things are true and I've never been happier than when I've been living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Living your faith shows in the little things that you do every day. As a missionary it was easy to show how you live your faith. But now, living my faith involves keeping the commandments, remembering my savior and Heavenly Father, and striving to share my testimony with those I love. Christ has shown me how to live and I know that as I do, others notice.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Andrew Baker
The quick and simple answer is that our bodies are gifts and we should cherish and take care of them as best as we can. Our bodies are meant to be thought of the temple meaning we should take care of our bodies like we would the temple. We would not want to graffiti the temple, we would not set fires inside, we would not want to track dirt and grime inside. And we should take these same precautions when it comes to our bodies. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Andrew Baker
No unclean thing can enter into the kingdom of God. Since none of us are capable of being perfect, we needed someone to atone for our sins so that we may be forgiven. Through the Atonement, we have the gift of repentance. We can repent of our sins. Repenting does not involve a quick, "sorry". It involves acknowledging and confessing the sin, asking forgiveness, repairing possible damage, forsaking our sin, and then to have a desire to do better. If we are sincere in our repentance, we will be forgiven for our sins and God will "remember them no more." Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Andrew Baker
Church is meant for public worship, scripture study, partaking of the sacrament, etc. Visitors are more than welcome! It is always nice to see someone come to church because they are seeking something and they just want to see for themselves. The temple on the other hand is a much more sacred place where worthy members can go to perform ordinances necessary for eternal life. It is very very important that the temple and the ordinances performed inside, remain sacred and that is why only worthy members with a current temple recommend are allowed to do the temple work. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Andrew Baker
It is called the Word of Wisdom. It is meant to keep us from harmful or addictive substances. Coffee and tea are addictive and can have a negative impact on a person's health. You always here coffee drinkers say "oh I can't do anything until I get my cup of coffee." The Word of Wisdom is meant to protect us from addiction or dependency. Alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs can physically and mentally harm us. Our bodies are gifts and should be taken care of. The Word of Wisdom helps us do that. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Andrew Baker
This time is meant for us to prepare to someday become like Heavenly Father. We have come to Earth in order to receive a physical body, exercise agency or the ability to choose between good and evil, to gain experience and knowledge, and to form eternal families. This is all a part of God's plan of happiness. If we follow God's son Jesus Christ, and endure to the end of our lives, we will be able to obtain eternal life, or be able to live in the presence of God with our families forever. Show more Show less