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Hi I'm Andrew

Was born in Texas. Lived in California practically all my life. Been blessed to live in a home where the Gospel was available.

About Me

I am the youngest son of four children. My mom and dad divorced when I was in Elementary School. My dad, in addition, quit the church, and my eldest brother soon joined him. I've had the opportunity to feel like an outcast from almost every social group I could imagine. I've felt like a monster. I've felt like I was worthless. Because of many wonderful circumstances and the friends around me, I've come to understand that I carry a personal worth much more than any of my doubts can detract from. I count myself extremely lucky, and wish I could show everyone that they carry an equal, infinite worth that cannot be described in any way, except within one's own heart. I am also an artist specializing in pencil and pen. I can do paint pretty well as well, but I don't like taking the time setting up and taking down all the supplies necessary. I love armor, swords, the ideal of the hero, and anything else of the fantasy genre. I also really like video games and anime.

Why I am a Mormon

When my brother and father left the church, I was left surrounded by both a very Atheist brother and very atheist friends. In fact, I was left so often confused and attacked, I didn't know what to do. Before he left, I idealized my brother very much. He protected me, when everyone else said I should stop. But after, he didn't support me at all. I felt so alone and confused. I realized, at that time, I had to make a choice. I had to either believe in something that I wasn't completely sure was true, or turn away from it, when I wasn't sure if it wasn't true. I simply, at that time, decided that it was good enough of a thing that I had been following, and even without all the information, I vowed to always come back to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Since then, God has rewarded my faith with many wonderful experiences until I know longer doubted the truthfulness of the Gospel. Sometimes it's hard to have faith in God when you can't be sure he is there, but I can promise that if you have faith in Him, he will manifest the truth of the Gospel unto you.

How I live my faith

Everyday I read my scriptures and pray. I read a chapter from three different books (Book of Mormon, Old Testament, New Testament, Doctrine & Covenants etc.) by the end of each day. I have found that my days are easier to work with if I accomplish this promise I made to my God. I accomplish this everyday, even if I have to stay up far later that I would wish, to accomplish this. I attend church every Sunday. I have diligently taught as a Sunday School teacher (or, simply as it looks, a person who teaches on Sunday in church). I have prepared well in advance to try and bring the spirit into my lessons, and teach other members of my church the truths that have been restored. I also prepare and pass the Sacrament as often as I can. I am about to serve a mission in Colorado Springs and share the Gospel to as many as will listen. It has always been my dream to serve a mission, and am more than excited to go, even though I have to use a lot of my money to do so.