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Hi I'm Andrew Peery

I was born in Nashville and I am currently serving a mission there. I'm a musician, I'm an actor, I'm a missionary, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving a mission in the Nashville, Tennessee area and will return to BYU-Idaho in the fall of 2016. I enjoy playing guitar a lot as well as piano. I'm also an aspiring actor and have done a bunch of plays and musicals that have been loads of fun. I hope to either teach it or to make an acting career. I'm still not sure which, but I just know that I want to do something along the lines of that. I like to say I have a big and small family. I'm an only child with three older stepbrothers and two younger half siblings. Along with two lovable dogs. I enjoy making friends and helping people, no matter what condition I am in. I am pretty much an open book when people ask me questions. I enjoy teaching people and expressing my own personal views on matters which I try to understand. Because I enjoy playing guitar, I also enjoy writing music. I started writing in February of 2013 and have since written about 7 quality songs. I posted them on YouTube and gained a very small following of people who request me to play covers of songs. Some of my "fans" have asked me questions about what I believe and I have been more than happy to share. While I've been in the mission field I've been using my musical talents for musical numbers and in some cases, even teaching investigators. My belief is God has given us talents that we should find and develop. As we use these talents for good we can be blessed with even more.

Why I am a Mormon

While I did grow up in the church, I was never a strong member. It was kind of like "This is what they believe and I should too." I didn't have a testimony and I eventually stopped going to church when I was 17. In March of 2013 with the determination that I would end up leaving the church. I started living with my uncle in Alpine, UT who was a strong member and would constantly invite me to church which I'd refuse. One night as I was in my room after hearing my uncle and his son read Mosiah 27, I suddenly heard a voice clear as day which said "Andrew. What are you doing?" No one was around me since they were all outside cleaning the yard. "I am here because of the prayers of thy mother who loves you and wants you to come home" the voice continued. I concluded it was the voice of the Spirit. After praying constantly I realized I had been doing bad things that Heavenly Father didn't want me to. So I started to change. I went back to school, received a mission call to go where I was born, and made lots of friends. I have never been happier since the Gospel has come back into my life. I love teaching people about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ because I know the benefits it can have. I see it change people, I see it make bad people good and good people better. The gospel is truly for everyone. I'm a Mormon because I truly feel like this is what I'm supposed to be. Never in my life have I been happier than while serving faithfully in church or representing my beliefs through my actions. My non-member friends know that I am someone they can count on to be an upstanding individual. I couldn't see myself without this church and be happy about it. I am grateful there is a restored gospel on this planet and that we have living prophets today that guide and teach us. I hope to continue to live this gospel as I grow older. I plan to teach it to my children and to everyone else I meet. I live it and love it.

How I live my faith

I think one of the best ways I live my faith is plainly trying to develop Christlike attributes. Loving everyone and doing my best to make someone's day better. A good example happened when my trainer and I were on a bus headed back to our apartment. The driver of this bus was probably one of the most hated of all the passengers. He would sometimes sway in the lane or flat out miss a customer's spot. Even my trainer was a little annoyed when we got on because he would have to yell at him to stop since he couldn't hear the sound the stop alert would make. I could tell that it wasn't his favorite job in the world. On this certain occasion, a thought came into my mind of a poem Thomas S. Monson, the current prophet of the Lord has quoted: I have wept in the night For the shortness of sight That to somebody's need made me blind But I never have yet Felt a tinge of regret For being a little too kind I felt a warm impression to act on this thought and told my trainer "Whatever happens. Just get off the bus. Even if he misses our stop. Don't make a sound. Just do it." I then approached the driver after pulling the chord. I started chatting with him and he seemed absolutely surprised that a passenger was being kind to him. He stopped at the right stop and since that day has never missed it and has always been happy to see us. One of the best things we can do on this earth is to follow the teachings and commandments God and Jesus Christ has given us. When we are kind to other people, they will wish to be kind to us. That is the true Christian faith that we all need to lead. I promise that as we do, we can feel God's love for us.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Andrew Peery
Everything we do, as missionaries, as members, as children, is Christ centered. He is the head of the church. It truly is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Not the Church of some random guy. We worship Christ, we teach of Christ, and we love him daily. He is the living Son of God and we know that through him, all mankind may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Andrew Peery
Having faith means you "hope for things which are not seen, which are true" (Alma 32:21). It is a necessary principle of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is more than simply believing, but trusting and having confidence. Faith leads to action including repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and many other things. When you have a strong faith and testimony, it becomes easier to trust Heavenly Father. It is important to realize that He knows and loves each and every one of the people on this planet. When you trust in God, you will feel His love for you and He will show you what He wants you to become. It's not easy to develop faith and maintain it. It takes much time and diligence. It becomes easier as you consecutively are working on trying to improve your relationship to God by studying the scriptures, attending church meetings regularly, and praying constantly. The more you strive to develop your faith in God, the closer you will feel to Him. Show more Show less