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Hi I'm Andrew Jacob Gibbons

I grew up in Arizona. I went to school at Heritage. I play football. I am going on a mission to Ecuador. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have two brothers and one sister. I play many sports. I am going on a mission to Ecuador. I am also a first degree black belt in Duke Kenpo(a tangent from American Kenpo).

Why I am a Mormon

This gospel is unchanging, it is perfect. I have been a member my whole life, I was born into the church. And just recently i have actually tried learning the gospel and all of its points and legitimately trying to learn the teachings of Christ. In the book of mormon there are five basic doctrines that can be found. 1)Faith 2)Repentance 3)Baptism 4)The Gift of the Holy Ghost 5)Enduring to the End. These are some powerful teachings that can be taught and learned whether you are a convert or already apart of the faith. But my favorite is the Enduring to the End. If you have ever ran or watched people run a marathon then you know that some people can run the whole ran all the way through the finish line. While others can run part of the way and walk the rest. And then there are those that can't finish, either because they didn't train hard enough or got injured on the way. Now relate this to our life and the finish line being heaven. Some people will be able to go through their lives and make it back to Heavenly Father and "run" the whole way. While there are those who "run" most of the way and then walk through life but still make it back to heaven and live with Jesus Christ. But there are those who can not make it back to Him, and Heavenly Father wants us all to make it back to Him and live in His presence. So if you are one of those who can run all the way through, help those that can't. Help those who struggle and bring them to Christ and Heavenly Father, and I promise you that you will see blessings come from helping those that can not make it back to God. I promise you that if you follow this gospel and follow the commandments that God has placed for us that it will bless your lives exponentially and you will see the fruits that will come from it. This gospel is true and The Book of Mormon is true also, and I know that with all of my heart. Read The Book of Mormon and study it and learn the teachings that are in it, and I promise you that you will be blessed.

How I live my faith

I currently am a ward missionary. I go out with the missionaries a lot because I am leaving for my mission shortly. I was a senior patrol leader in my scout troop for over a year, and I have just been serving and doing service project for the people in my ward and community. I also teach the Gospel Principles class often.