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Hi I'm Andrew

I grew up in Utah. I love to play the cello, tennis, and I'm a certified Pharmacy Technician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am going on a mission to the Michigan Detroit Mission, and then I will attend college. I am a certified Pharmacy Technician, and I love learning about science, the body, and medicine. I also love music and I play the cello and piano. I love to play tennis, croquet, and spikeball, and service (any kind, anywhere). I also love spending time in nature, especially through camping, backpacking, or long bicycle trips.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the gospel of Jesus Christ! I know that God loves us and He wants us to do our best as we go through life trying to follow His Son's example. Every time I read the Book of Mormon, I feel the Holy Ghost witnessing to me that it is true. I can feel our Savior's love for each of us as I strive to grow closer to Him. I love to go to the temple, where I can feel closer to Heavenly Father. I know that His church is true, and I wouldn't give it up for anything.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday, where I participate (by either learning or teaching) with the other youth in my neighborhood. My dad and I go home teaching together once a month to a few people in the neighborhood and that way I've gotten to know a lot of people. I try and do missionary work and service as much as possible, because it makes me feel good.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Andrew
In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a cleric is referred to as someone with a calling. A calling, extended by a priesthood leader to both men and women, is "the blessing of a responsibility to help in the Church" (Preach My Gospel, 87). Because holding callings and carrying out our responsibilities within a calling is unpaid and voluntary, it is a form of service. Service is an important part of living the gospel because it is a way to show our love for God. In the Book of Mormon, Mosiah 2:17 says, "...when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God." One great way we can do service and show our love for God is to "accept such callings and work diligently to learn and fulfill our duties" (Preach My Gospel, 87). As we do so, we will grow in faith, develop new talents and abilities, and be blessed in many other ways. Church members with callings are unpaid because it gives them a chance to serve others, help in the church, and show our love for God. God loves us so much, so we can show our love for Him through service. Show more Show less