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Hi I'm Andrea

I am an ASU student, lover of ice cream, and I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am currently attending Arizona State University and learning to love every minute of it! I love spending time with my friends and family. I have been called to serve in the Iquitos, Peru mission and I could not be any more excited!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico with a strong Catholic background. My parents were divorced when I was about seven years old. My mom fought for custody and made the life changing to decision to move us the United States where she had family. We started our new life in Mesa, AZ. A family friend invited us to attend church with her and her family after seeing we needed something else in our lives. We agreed, attended regularly and started taking the missionary discussions. (Side note: Mexicans are all super close with their family including their extended family.) We stopped opening the door for the missionaries scared that our (extended) family would cut all ties knowing that we were investigating the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. But the devoted missionaries did not give up! They kept coming to our door until we finally opened. One day, my mom decided she wanted to get baptized and told my sister and I that we could also get baptized but on a later date. There was no way I was going to let that happen. I didn't understand why I wanted to join the church but I knew that it brought a calm and peaceful feeling to our home. Instead, my sister, mom, and I were baptized on the same day. September 22, 2007 was the day our lives changed forever. I have seen countless blessings come into mine and my family's life. I am a Mormon because the gospel is what truly makes me happy. I honestly do not know where I would be without it.

How I live my faith

I am no where near perfect but I live my faith by example. This year I had the opportunity to live on campus at ASU. This was easily the hardest and most fun year of my life. Living on campus meant living away from my family (even though they were 20 minutes away). I had to choose to be of the world or live in the world. My (former) roommate is not a member of the LDS church and neither are the girls on my floor that I spent most of my time with. During this year I was able to share the gospel with my friends. I was able to invite them to come to our services and other church activities. My friends knew close to nothing about the Mormons before they met me. They are now proud to say that they know what we believe in and what we're all about.They get so excited when they drive past and recognize and LDS temple. They admire our dedication to the church, our modesty, and the way I have chosen to live my life. Throughout the year they were able to see me reading my scriptures every night and attend church regularly. When things got tough I did not give up and stuck to my faith.