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Hi I'm Andrew North

I'm a singer; I'm a basketball player; I'm an amateur chef, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a member of a diverse family; I have 6 sisters and no brothers. 3 step-sisters, 2 half-sisters, and one blood sister. It's hectic with all the women running around, but it's taught me a lot about how to treat people. I love to sing. I've grown up singing in church and playing the piano, but I got really serious about singing when I got into high school and joined the beginning men's choir. I instantly fell in love with music on a much deeper and personal level. Singing, for me, has been a way to come closer to my Heavenly Father; pure-hearted and righteous music is a great tool to build testimony and feel the Spirit. I plan to chase this feeling for the rest of my life by becoming a choir teacher and helping others be uplifted like I have been. I'm not a one trick pony, though. I also love to stay active by playing basketball. I never played seriously in high school like many of my friends, but I did play elders quorum ball before I was even a priest. I've always been able to run circles around the older guys, and that's made playing basketball a ton of fun. I have, however, broken bones and sprained ankles many times while playing. These injuries don't stop me, though; I always bounce back stronger and ready to go.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know the gospel is true. I've had many experiences, ranging from seemingly insignificant moments of spirituality to momentously powerful experiences that have built up to my unshakable testimony. Throughout all of these experiences, one truth resounds more powerfully to me than any other: I know with a surety that my Heavenly Father and my savior Jesus Christ love each of us so profoundly, it's beyond our comprehension. The love I feel from them as I live the gospel is a witness of the truthfulness of these things. I love my savior, and I know He loves me. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored in its entirety to the earth, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has the fullness of it. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and that Joseph Smith was a prophet called by God in the flesh. Like Joseph Smith was a prophet in the early days of the church, I know that Thomas S. Monson is the prophet on the earth today, and that he receives instruction fro Jesus Christ on how to operate and administer his will on the earth today. I love you all and leave these things with you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. My love for the gospel and my Savior has been one of my most powerful motivators to serve others. This gospel is a gospel of love, of righteous change, and of service. Including many other small service projects I participated in with youth members like myself, I worked hard and eventually obtained my Eagle Scout ranking. I think it's special that within all rankings of scouting, service must be done to advance. The project to receive the highest award, the coveted Eagle, must be intensive and arduous in the service of others. Like obtaining the Eagle Scout ranking, living the gospel of Jesus Christ requires selfless service to all of God's children. I live my faith daily by doing my best every day to reach out to people with a hand of love and willingness to serve. I know that if we choose to live righteously and love others by giving full-hearted service, we will receive a reward far greater than the ranking of Eagle Scout - the blessing of eternal life with our Father in Heaven.