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Hi I'm Ander

I'm a Canadian, born to Latin American converts. I have dreams of being a filmmaker and writer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've always wanted to tell stories, and I'm continuing to learn my own story in the process! I'm attending a college program for Film and Television, which in itself is a dream come true. I spend my free time with family and friends, doing everything from bicycling to travelling to making little short films just for fun. I am the oldest of 5 siblings, so I've had to learn some responsibility from an early age! I will continue to work hard in everything I do, including serving an LDS mission for two years. I am excited for all the adventures the future has to offer!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church, but I didn't necessarily become converted until I began reaching teenagehood. By that point, I had already been suffering with panic attacks for several years, eventually being diagnosed with anxiety. It seemed to be getting worse and worse as time went on, but as I began to study the scriptures and learn about Jesus Christ, I saw myself begin to change. As my testimony in the Gospel grew, so did my confidence and desire to help others around me. I now truly know for myself that Jesus Christ is my savior, and that this church is his true church restored to the Earth. I Know He Lives, and I've seen the impact of this knowledge bless my life beyond anything I expected.

How I live my faith

I have been called as a ward missionary for my Young Single Adult ward, and its been an amazing experience. I've never had the opportunity to teach a class before, especially not a class including those who are just checking out the church for the first time! As I try to learn teaching, I have also gone out for experiences with my local missionaries, and every time I've come back with a greater appreciation for what I am called to do. Throughout my life, there have been small opportunities to go and help those less-fortunate, and I've been grateful ever since for the lessons on Christ-like love taught to me by these experiences. The love and generosity displayed by those with far less material possessions than me continues to serve as a reminder of how I should act in my everyday life. As I continue to learn the significance of taking on the title of "Christian", I will always work to be worthy of that title.