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Hi I'm Andrew Henley

I love running, learning about history, politics, and languages, and solving problems using technology. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just finished college where I studied politics, history, philosophy, and languages. I like keeping up on current events and discussing what is going on in the world with the people around me. I feel like I always learn more from them than they do from me. I alsonlove running and other outdoor activities. Right now I work for a Mormon university where we are trying bringing the opportunity for a college education to people all over the world. My job consists mostly of organizing and presenting information so that administrators and church leaders can make better decisions about how to help more people. I love being asked to do hard things and solve tough problems. I am not married yet, but I love making new friends and having new experiences. Even though I grew up in a little "village" in Wyoming, I love being in big cities and being around and interacting with a lot of people and cultures. I am preparing to begin professional training as a lawyer and I hope not only to make my life in a big city, but also to make a big difference in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that there are people everywhere that are looking for the meaning of life and trying to understand why we are here. My grandmother introduced me to the Mormon church and taught me its beliefs. As I began to apply them in my life, I could feel deep in my heart that they represent the true teachings of Jesus Christ. I have seen the senior leaders of the church, who we call prophets and apostles, talk about their surety that Jesus was sent by God, our Father, to give us a way to make up for our mistakes in life, become better people, find happiness, and go back to live with God after this life, I feel that their words are true. Most importantly, I have read the Book of Mormon, which is a great sign of the truth of our church. If its true, all of the rest is true. If It were not true, then the church would not be true ether. I have a feeling from God that the Book of Mormon is true, and I know that anyone else who is really looking for answers and is willing to change their life for the better can have that same feeling from God if they read the Book of Mormon and ask God if it is true. I have seen it happen!

How I live my faith

I currently lead a group of about 30 men in my local church congregation. I work with our bishop to help teach them about how to make good choices, prepare to be good fathers, and how to live a life patterned after Jesus Christ. I am still learning all of those things too, and it was a big help for me to spend two years as a missionary for the Mormon church in Brazil. There, I was able to help families join the church and change their lives to follow the example of Jesus Christ. Every day I am around people of my faith at our church activities for young single adults, in my work at the university, and among my close friends, and I am most thankful for what they teach me about how to be kind to others and how to look for the best qualities in people, just as Jesus did. The most important thing I do to live my faith is pray to God each day, I have conversations with him and tell him what I am worried about and ask for help, I also make sure to thank him for all of the great things in my life, and that I can learn from the not-so-great things. I feel like I receive answers back from him as I read the Bible and the Book of Mormon and learn about all of the promises he has made to us, his children, if we live like Jesus taught us.