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Hi I'm Andrew Fryer

I have lived in Utah for most of my life. I am an artist, a student, a tennis player, and an avid reader.

About Me

I am a college student majoring in art. I like to spend as much time as I can reading, and this has given me quite a desire to travel, which I'm sure is a common feeling for 19-year-olds. When I can I enjoy late night walks without shoes and watching cheesy tv crime comedies. Two of my greatest desires are to earn a pilots license and fly; and to learn to speak at least two languages other than english. Which I will be starting this fall (2013) by serving a mission in Mexico, for which I am extremely excited and more than a little nervous.

Why I am a Mormon

Being raised in the Church I feel that it was always just something to do because my parents did it. It was more of a habit and a desire to not disappoint my parents that kept me going. But as I started attending Seminary during high school, and I read the Book of Mormon for the first time I began to realize that there was more to the Church that I needed to know. When I turned 18 and I realized that I was old enough that the opportunity to serve a mission was just ahead of me I really began to look harder, to pray, and to read my scriptures with more purpose. And by the testimony of the Holy Ghost through my friends, my family, and with the help of a caring bishop I have come to realize that I do believe that this Church is ordained of God. That He and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith when he prayed, and through him restored the full and everlasting gospel to the Earth. I believe that through Christ, through his atonement, we may be wash clean of our sins and return to live with our Heavenly Father. And I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I was raised in the church and have participated in it's functions my entire life. Being part of the youth programs, from primary to young mens programs, has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. It was always nice to have a night every week to spend with the other youth in the ward either doing some kind of service for members of the ward, or participating in fun activities with those same youth who never failed to include anyone who wished to join. Now that I have left the youth programs I am preparing to leave on a two year mission for the Church. I will be learning Spanish and going to Mexico to serve the people and to teach the gospel. I had no idea where I would be going, whether I would be asked to learn a new language, or (despite having been taught about this my entire life) quite what was required to be able to go. Already this has been one of the most difficult times of my life, but I have been blessed in so many ways that I know I am doing what the Lord wants me to do.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Andrew Fryer
Typically missionaries are young men and women who volunteer for service to the church for 18 to 24 months. They make every effort to fund their own mission, and family members and friends may make donations to help pay for a mission. When all else fails there is a general missionary fund that members donate to that will assist those missionaries who are incapable of raising the amount of money needed themselves and whose families do not have the means to pay. Show more Show less