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Hi I'm Drew

I'm a triathlete, a race director, a co-founder of a non profit company, I am a family-man, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a very happily married father of five beautiful children. My family is the joy of my life. Fatherhood is the greatest privilege I know. I am a teacher by love and profession. I enjoy learning whether as a student or teacher . I enjoy wrestling, triathlon, hiking, camping, and most good honest active fun. I believe that God has given each of us specific gifts that we are to employ to lift each other. I find great joy in investing myself in making the world a better place. I also enjoy writing, art, and sculpture. Trying new things is exciting to me - it makes me feel alive. :)

Why I am a Mormon

Good parents taught me at an early age to seek God. When struggles or questions would arise in my life my mother would often send me to ask Him in prayer. She always reassured me that He was there, that He cared and was listening, and that because He was a perfect communicator He knew how to get through to answer me. It wasn't something that happened all at once, but gradually I learned, with continuing help from my mother and father, to tune my ear and hear His voice through the Spirit. While it is something that has become easier and more familiar over time, it still requires significant effort at times. By giving me this great gift, my parents enabled me to seek truth from its source in all of my endeavors. It is because I have asked God and have received an answer from Him by the power of the Holy Ghost that I have learned of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. By the same power, through many many witnesses and experiences I know that this is His Church and Kingdom reestablished in these days in preparation for the return of His Son to the earth.

How I live my faith

I guess first and foremost, I live my faith at home, with my family. I try to weigh carefully the other influences in my life and prayerfully determine their effect on my family and my relationship with God. I also work with the youth in the Church. I love them, and teach them, and look toward the future with great faith because of them. I also assist young families like my own by doing things like: teaching them in church meetings, visiting them regularly, and organizing service projects with and for them and others.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Drew
We are all brothers and sisters, children of the same God. We believe in lifting each other whenever we can. This is both what Jesus taught and exemplified. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Drew
Jesus taught Nicodemus that baptism was necessary for anyone who wanted to enter the kingdom of God. We believe this. We also believe that it is a symbol of a covenant that we make with the Lord to always remember him and keep his commandments. We believe, like Paul, that it is a symbol for the death, burial, and resurrection of the Savior as well as a symbol of our own rebirth as new creatures in Christ. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Drew
Is a gift of God. It is power to act, and an assurance from God of things you can't see. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Drew
Our Father in Heaven is a glorious, perfect, embodied being. We came down to this earth from His presence to be tested and to become more like Him. The bodies we received as we entered this life were created by Him in His image. They make us more like Him. Although these bodies have many weaknesses and they will grow old and die, because of the atonement of Jesus Christ we will attain them again in the resurrection. Then they will be glorious, perfected, and immortal. We honor and take care of our bodies because by doing so we also honor the creator and redeemer of our bodies. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Drew
 God is a dad - a father that loves and cares about each of his children endlessly. He has created us in his image and carefully crafted this earth experience to help us become like Him. He has a glorious resurrected body, and sent his Son to this earth to make the redemption and resurrection of our bodies possible also. Show more Show less