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Hi I'm Andrew Edlund

I have 9 brothers and sisters. I am a swimmer. I am a competitive Ballroom Dancer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of 10 kids. There are 8 boys and 2 girls. One thing that having so many brothers has done for me, is given me a very competitive outlook on almost everything. My sister's however,also taught me that you don't need numbers to be powerful. ;) Growing up in the middle of a family like that you learn quickly that you can't always be the center of attention. My family is the best. As we've gotten older, we've gotten closer and closer. We enjoy doing anything we can together, including ultimate frisbee, basketball, and nerf dart battles. :) My senior year in high school, I began dancing with a local youth ballroom team and loved it. I have been dancing constantly ever since.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a very logical minded person, and it is awesome to see that God is the same way. Everything he does is not just magic. It's scientifically explainable, and while we may not understand or comprehend the science at this point in time, I am convinced that it is true. God is our loving Heavenly Father and he wants each of us to reach our divine potential. What parent wouldn't want their children to be at least as good as they are, if not better? I know that God lives, Jesus is the Christ, and that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that it was truly written for our day. I have received a witness for myself that Thomas S. Monson is a true and living prophet in these latter days. And lastly I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the Kingdom of God on the Earth today. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

As I go throughout my day, it is clear to me that the gospel is very much an influence in my life, and I can't imagine what it would be like without it. By attending church every week, I am able to feel God's love for me more strongly. I know that he loves me and for that reason, it is easier to take a little time out of my busy life to read from the scriptures, to pray often and to try to be the person that the Lord would have me be. I am constantly looking for opportunities to serve anyone I can. Spending time with my family is paramount. The Lord blessed us with families because he loves us and he wants us to be happy. I try to take advantage of that blessing and opportunity as frequently as I can. I am currently taking two years of my life to serve my God in Columbus, Ohio, because I know how much he loves me and I know how much he loves all His children and I want others to feel that love as well.