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Hi I'm Andrew Godard

About Me

I am a college student preparing to go to graduate school. I am married to the most wonderful woman in the whole world. I like sports, music, and the out doors. I served a mission in Minnesota speaking Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church, but that is not why I am a Mormon today. I have chosen to follow this faith because I read the Book of Mormon when I was a teenager. I started to realize the importance of a Savior and how I can have my own personal relationship with him. As I studied the Book of Mormon, I knew it was true and came from our Heavenly Father. I also knew that Joseph Smith was a prophet because he translated the Book of Mormon and restored Christ's Church. Since then, I have studied many faiths and beliefs, and feel that many sects preach good and righteous teachings. However, I also believe that Christ's church as He organized it while on the earth has been restored on the earth today by His authority as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This church has brought meaning and purpose into my life. I know who I am, where I came from, and where I am going. I have peace and true happiness that cannot be replaced by worldly pleasures. I know that I will live with my family forever through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I work with the other male members in my ward to coordinate family visits, Sunday instruction, and making sure their families are cared for. I also visit other members to share gospel messages and support them in their daily lives.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Andrew Godard
Yes. Christ spoke of "other sheep which are not of this fold" in John 10:16. The Book of Mormon speaks of some of those other sheep, and how Christ came to visit them in the American Continent at the time. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Andrew Godard
After the prophet dies, the Apostles meet together in the temple to pray about who should be the next prophet from among the Apostles. They receive revelation from Heavenly Father on who it should be. It is usually the senior Apostle, although revelation can chose otherwise. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Andrew Godard
Absolutely. Our "canon", or official scripture, includes the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Andrew Godard
Study it out, and then ask God. He answers all of His children, so seeking His truth should include simply asking Him. But we need to study it out before expecting a response. Show more Show less