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Hi I'm Andrew Allen

I like to be outdoors, I love making people smile, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a student at BYU, I have learned that life is super fun, yet distressing sometimes. I like to make friends and enjoy my life, but sometimes I found myself procrastinating and not accomplishing my simple tasks for the day: meals, laundry, homework. I like to release stress by playing the piano and doing anything outside. I like to ski and snowboard, go on hikes with friends, play sports with my brothers, ride my bike with my dad, and just go on crazy adventures. I just like to create memories. I am also the oldest of eight kids, so there is never a dull moment at home.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a devoted member of the LDS Church because I have seen the gifts, blessings and happiness it has brought into my life. As a young boy, my parents taught me to be full of compassion for people because you never know what they could be dealing with and that has stuck with me throughout my life. I recognize that most people are sad, mean, frustrated, and angry because they aren't satisfied with who they are, and what they have. Because the church is centered on Christ and his teachings, his love, and his atonement, it has helped me know that I am a son of a caring, divine, God and that he is the creator of all things. I do struggle with insecurities and weaknesses, but it is because of Jesus Christ that I feel peace and happiness in my life.

How I live my faith

At college I was a co-leader of all the group activities that happened on Monday night's. I loved giving the group leaders ideas of fun things to do with their groups and helping them find a place of security in the family that they had established with the group. Away from home, my belief is that this family setting helped many of the students feel loved and safe. It was cool to see the amazing impact that this organization, in the church, has on the college students. For years, I have also been visiting the homes of members as a "hometeacher". This has given me the opportunity to build my testimony by sharing it with others and to realize the importance of making friends. As a hometeacher I get to experience charity and love by serving the members that I go and see. This has brought me a sense of happiness that is originated from genuine, Christlike love. It is satisfying and joyful to your soul to brighten somebodies and give them a reason to smile.