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Hi I'm Andrea Thornley

I grew up on a farm in Idaho. Yes I absolutely love potatoes, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

My favorite thing in the world is my family. I love them and the small town I grew up in. I recently graduated high school, so it's time to leave my tight-knit community. After I serve my mission in California, I'll finish getting my degree in Elementary Education. I love working with children. I also love spending time outdoors and with animals, and music is a huge part of my life. I love to sing and perform even though I have horrible stage fright. Some of my other hobbies are playing softball and volleyball, crafting, shopping, and riding bikes. I have a severe sweet tooth that I don't even try to fight. I just love life and having fun because being happy is the best way to live!

Why I am a Mormon

I don't have some great conversion story, but I love it. I was born into a faithful LDS family, and I always just believed in the church because my parents did. When I was about 14, I started really wanting to know for myself. I prayed and studied; and little by little, I've come to know that this is the true gospel. My Heavenly Father lives and loves me and each one of us. Jesus Christ's love and sacrifice is infinite. Through him, we can find true happiness and peace. I know that the Book of Mormon can change lives. I've seen its power in my own life, and it contains beautiful, truthful words. I'm a mormon because it makes me happy.

How I live my faith

I'm so excited to serve my mission in a few weeks. I love the gospel and the happiness it brings me, so I want to share that with others. I'll admit I'm scared to leave my family for 18 months and feel inadequate to teach others, but I've felt so strongly that I need to serve. I try my best to obey my Heavenly Father and His promptings because He has blessed me with such a beautiful life. I want to do everything I can to please Him. I have complete faith that God knows what's best for me.