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Hi I'm Andrew Lund

I love meeting new people and playing basketball. I'm a missionary serving in Finland. And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am the third child of four in my family. We are all really close and I spend a lot of time with them. They are my best friends and I am really grateful for them. I played basketball on the local high school team. All of the boys in my family play basketball and it is something that brings us closer together is being able to all play. A few years ago I bought a guitar and have been teaching myself how to play. I enjoy playing it around the campfire or taking it on family vacations. Right now I am serving in a full time mission in Helsinki Finland.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born in Tennessee, I mostly grew up in Utah. Here in Utah, the majority of the population is of the LDS faith. My parents and all of my siblings were active in the church and we have always gone for church for as long as I can remember. Being surrounded by so many active members of the church was a blessings in many ways. But at the same time, I never took the time to find out for myself if I knew this gospel was true. For many years I relied on the beliefs of those around me instead of building my own belief system and testimony. My junior year of high school I suffered a major back injury and experienced numerous stomach problems. I temporarily dropped out of school and became very depressed. I ignored my parents and turned away anyone that tried to help me. I felt very alone and discouraged. Most importantly, I turned away from our loving God and Heavenly Father. I felt very alone and forgotten. After about three months of frustration I had a change of heart. In my darkest time of trial, I decided to find out for myself if this gospel was true. I spent a lot of time on my knees in prayer and studying the Book of Mormon. I can testify now that we all have a Heavenly Father who loves us individually. As soon as I put my trust in our Savior, I was given the strength to start the long road of recovery- Physically and Spiritually. I felt the love of my Savior in a very personal way. I know for myself that he gave his life for us and never turns away from us, but is always looking to help us. I am a Mormon because of the happiness and comfort that it brings to me. Living this gospel helps me to be a better person. I can make it through hard times with the knowledge that I now have for myself.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow the commandments that our Heavenly Father has given us. I try to be the best person I can be, and hopefully a good example for others. In my family I try to help organize fun activities for us to grow closer together and learn gospel doctrine. At the local congregation I participate through sacred ordinances. I also have the opportunity to teach the youth in my neighborhood. In my class they are 8 and 9 years old. We learn basic principles and stories in the scriptures. I also enjoy being able to participate in activities with peers my age. Once a week we get together for fun events, to perform service, or learn about helpful topics such as occupations and schooling. We always try to include everyone and make sure that all have a good time. As a missionary, I am trying to live my faith by helping others come unto Christ and experience the joy and happiness that I feel through the gospel.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Andrew Lund
Missionaries are young men and woman who volunteer their service to spread the message of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They are regular people who have strong belief in their Savior and the gospel. Missionaries proselyte so that they can share the happiness and the blessings that the gospel provides in their life. I look forward to my chance to serve for two years and share with other people how the gospel helps me to be a better and more cheerful person. I know that God loves all of his children and wants them to be happy. I believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ helps us achieve our potential.Missionaries want to help God's children be happy and do the best that they can on this earth. Show more Show less