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Hi I'm Andrew

I am an Electrical Engineer, and love automating things. I enjoy camping and the Great Outdoors. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of four children. I enjoy robotics, amateur radio, woodworking, scouting, and the great outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The church that Jesus established did not stay long on the Earth. When proper authority to administer Christ's ordinances was lost and revelation ceased, men tried to figure out what God wanted without being able to learn it from a prophet. This loss brought about the "Dark Ages" which lasted for centuries. Finally, the prophet Joseph Smith was called and Christ's true Gospel was restored. With the proper authority now on the Earth, I can know what God wants me to do. My children can receive blessings that comfort or heal them. That same authority can seal my family together forever, not just til death parts us. I receive great peace in knowing this. I know that I will see my deceased loved ones again. I know that when Jesus comes to Earth again, I will see Him and will gladly acknowledge and proclaim Him as my Savior and Redeemer.

How I live my faith

I am currently the Cubmaster for our Cub Scout Pack. I enjoy the enthusiasm that the boys have and the opportunities to give them hands on experience. Previously, I have worked as the Assistant Scoutmaster helping the 12 and 13 year old scouts; and later as the Varsity Scout Coach, working with the 14 and 15 year old scouts. I have had many wonderful opportunities in almost every organization within the congregations I have lived in. Additionally, we are asked to help keep our meeting houses clean and my children love to go with me.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Tithing is not a new principle. Tithing is first mentioned in Genesis 14 when Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek. The blessings of tithing are also outlined in Malachi. I have seen the blessings of paying tithing in my life. When I was a student, I was sure to always pay tithing on my earnings. As a result, we were always able to pay any bills we had, purchase food, clothing and other necessities, and survive on my part time employment. At times, the math seemed impossible. Expenses that should have taken the entire paycheck, somehow were met with only 90% of the paycheck. I know that the Lord blesses all who obey his laws. There are set blessings for each commandment and no one is exempt from receiving those blessings if they obey the law those blessings are connected with. Show more Show less