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Hi I'm Andrew Ellis

I'm first a husband and father of 3. But also, I'm a businessnes owner, I love to snowmobile, I love to serve, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

What makes me, me? I love my wife and 3 kids. I try my best to be the best for them I can, but I'm not always the best at that. I have had a desire to serve and help people since I was very young. I studied psychology in school for a time because I wanted to work with people that had significant needs. I later changed my course of study to business psychology, but still love to help people where and when I can. I like to keep active and enjoy races and outdoor activities that test me physically. I also love sports - from watching to playing it's something both my wife and I love. Snow mobiling has become a passion of mine as well. One of my greatest desires now, along with hoping my children grow up happy and health, is to work hard and retire early, so I can help people on a physical and spiritual level on a full-time basis. I am far from perfect but I am working towards it, and the Lord is showing me how, little by little.

Why I am a Mormon

The easy answer is that I was born into it. But I have many family and friends who were too, and they have chosen other paths. I am a Mormon because I know it's true. I am not Mormon simply because my parents are or because it's easier than trying something else. I have found what makes sense in my life and that is the gospel of Jesus Christ. And that is available, in its fulness, within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I am a new business owner and have a lot of responsibilities there. But with that, I have a lot of time to interact with many different people on a fairly personal level. I love getting to know people, making connections, and gaining and sharing strength from those relationships. At church I have had a lot of callings, or responsibilities. I can think of 5 in the last 5 years. Right now I teach an early morning religion class to high school age kids. Every morning I wake up around 6am to be to our church building by 6:45 to prepare for the kids to come in at about 7am. I share lessons about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I share videos, scriptures, personal experience, and I encourage the kids to do the same. We have all the issues that you would assume would come up with asking teenagers to get up early and participate in a formal class early everyday, but the class is a real strength to me and I know, at least at times, it is to them as well. One of the great things, for me, about having served in the church from a very early age, is that I have become a better leader, than I otherwise would have. I can direct my business, meetings, anything - a whole lot better because I have been doing it since I was 12. My first experience speaking in front of a large group - probably a few hundred, was when I was 11. I also attribute a lot of who I am, to my formal 2 year mission for the church. I live my faith because of where I have been and where I know I am going.