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Hi I'm Andreas

I come from Denmark. I have a passion for landscapes and helping things grow. I love improving things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband to my beautiful wife. I love to learn new things and currently I am attending a university where I am learning about the biology of Plants, and the chemical and physical properties of soil. I love learning about new ways that the green industry can improve the landscape around us while sustaining environmental balance. My Favorite tree is the "Acer Palmatum" Japanese Maple. I love how delicate the leaves are, and how slowly it grows. It reminds me that anything that is worth anything takes time to grow. I enjoy reading the newspaper every day and staying informed. I can't stay quiet when I see something that is going wrong in the world and discuss these events with my family and friends, many of which have different political and religious views than I. One of my most time consuming hobbies is fishing with my wife, and we have recently gotten into ice fishing. There is something really exciting about reeling something in not knowing what it will be.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an active Mormon family where I had the opportunity to go to church every Sunday and participate in youth activities every week. One Sunday I told one of my friends how I envied him for being a convert to the church and experiencing the difference from living a life without the blessings of being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My friend quickly stopped me and told me that I was the one that was lucky haven been born in a loving family where the Gospel of Jesus Christ was at the center of the home. This made me consider all the blessings I had grown up with. Loving parents, good values and supportive siblings. I quickly noticed that a lot of my friends at school were looking for something to fill a void in their lives. They would go to long parties in the weekend and wake up with a headache the next day, not having filled the void in their life. I had many friends approach me over the years and ask me why I always seem to be smiling and I have to admit, that even though every day isn't rosy but I feel that my life is full of happiness coming from the things that I have learned and experienced as a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My faith affects everything I do. I love helping other people and I get the opportunity to go out and visit with my fellow brothers and sisters, seeing how they are doing and if I can lend a helping hand with anything. Jesus' invitation to let the children come to him hit me profoundly when I read it. For about a year I have volunteered for an organization that helps children with mental and physical handicaps and helps them swim. I lifts my heart with joy when I see a child smile because I was able to help him/her do something for the first time in his life. My faith in Jesus affects the way I see other people. Because I know that God has a plan for us and that we are all his children, it becomes really important for me to treat my fellow brothers and sisters right. My faith even led me to devote two years of my life to go to France and serve the people there. It was so special to see God work miracles in the lives of the people I shared His message with. When someone asks me why i'm smiling or why I don't swear or drink, I respond with confidence that it is my faith that drives my actions.