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Hi I'm Andrew Palmer

I was born in Utah, and moved to Alaska when I was 10 years old. I love the outdoors, and I love the gospel of Jesus Christ.

About Me

I have always been big into sports. I love playing them, and I love watching them. In Alaska I have grown to love hiking, fishing and hunting. The outdoors are truly one of Gods masterpieces, and I think everybody should have some time to connect with nature. Along with sports, I am involved in many other competitions, mainly academic. I have received many awards for statewide science competitions in many different subjects. Subjects range from physics, to biology, ecology, oceanography, and many more. I plan to attend college at home in Alaska, due to all the opportunities I have here. One of my passions is flying, and it is something I have picked up fairly recently. And in Alaska, flying bushplanes is a part of life, so for me, there is no place I would rather be.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon simply because I have a testimony of the book of Mormon. I believe that it was translated by a prophet of God, and that we still have prophets to this day, who lead and guide this church. At first I was Mormon because I was born into it, now I am Mormon because I believe it truly is the true church on the earth, that contains the teachings of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I do many things in the church, such as teaching, and serving on councils to help the youth of the church. But the biggest way I live my faith, and show others what I believe, is how I live day to day. most people at school who know me, know that I am a Mormon, and they respect it. none of them look down on me because of it, and they hold me to a higher standard then other students. as well as holding me to a high standard they hold themselves to a higher standard. Because they know that I am Mormon, often they will catch themselves saying something crude or inappropriate, and apologize about it. They will change their behavior out of respect for me and my beliefs. This also leads to many great discussions, when my peers ask me things about my religion, or why I do the things that I do, I get a chance to explain to them a little bit about it. This opens the door for them to see inside the church a little bit, and gives them a positive outlook on Mormons. I am by no means converting them, but it allows them to see what I believe, and gives them a positive view of the Mormon church.