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Hi I'm Andrew

I am part of a military family, I am a Computer Engineering Major. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am attending college right now and that keeps me very busy. I am learning about Electrical Engineering which I find really interesting. I also enjoy playing soccer, running, and playing guitar. My father is in the US military, so I have had the opportunity to live in many places in the US and Europe.

Why I am a Mormon

I've never considered myself to have ever had a "rebellious" stage. The truth is that I enjoy being happy and living the standards of the Lord's church have brought me great happiness at times and greater peace at unhappy times. Because of the truths found in His church, my family can be together forever, my mistakes can be corrected, I have purpose in my life. Our Heavenly Father loves us so much and wants to bless us. I can promise that as you seek for truth, you will find it and you will find it here. When times of trouble occur in our lives, we have the anchor of the gospel to get us through. We find these truths in the Book of Mormon which was translated by Joseph Smith through the power of God. Reading the Book of Mormon will bless your life and provide answers. I know this to be true.

How I live my faith

I really enjoy being around other people. Currently my job at church is to go to member's homes and give lessons, provide service, and make sure they feel welcome. Fulfilling my calling has not only helped others, but it brings joy into my life. I've also had the opportunity to teach others about Family History work. I have found through my own research that as I seek out my ancestors, I have more peace in my life. It is also very interesting to me to see how I can relate my life to theirs.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Andrew
In my opinion the answer is two-fold. 1. We believe in the concept of Eternal Families and 2. We believe in a loving Heavenly Father. Baptisms for those that have died fulfill both. We believe that in order to reach the celestial kingdom one must be baptized. We also realize that not everyone who has ever lived on the earth has had the opportunity to hear the gospel. Because Heavenly Father wants all His children to return to live with Him, He has set up a way for those that have died to be taught the gospel in the next life and then accept baptism, if they so choose, through proxy in a temple by one having authority. Show more Show less