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Hi I'm Andrew

I am from Minne-snow-ta. I love the media and the arts. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I LOVE entertainment. The wholesome kind, of course. I'm a big Doctor Who, Fringe, LOST, and Monk fan. I've always been into, not just TV shows, but the way we can display a simple story so powerfully. Most of comes from my interest in psychology, or just people really. I love how different people are, with their own interests, weaknesses, and strengths. My friends and family are a big impact in my life. Many of my friends are the reason why I decided to become a Latter-day Saint. Because of how they live the gospel, and show why it changes their lives, it touched me to want to be apart of it.

Why I am a Mormon

Before I learned about the LDS faith, I was an inactive member of the Catholic church. During my freshmen year in highschool, I went to a small charter school near my home. The school was run by religious mothers and I would always hear my friends talk about church trips, parties, or other things that included being with a load of friends and having a great time while learning about Christ. That was something I really wanted. However, I wasn't interested in any of those churches. I knew they were all too similar to one another, I wanted a church that truly was different, but different in a way that it meant it was true and its truth stood out from the rest. One day, I read in the news about the leadership of the Latter-day Saint church being changed in 2008. I knew that I had one friend from school who was a member of that Church. And, that leadership change made me curious. I thought only the Catholic church had an overall leader over the church. I asked my friend what he thought about this leadership change, and while he expressed his opinions about it, he told me about Prophets, Joseph Smith, and the Book of Mormon. At first, I thought all that he told me was weird, but as he continued, it became really interesting and fun learning more. However, before he could teach me more, he and his family moved to a different country. I moved to my city's public school and was able to meet a large group of Mormon kids. I told them about my friend, and I was surprised that they all knew him! It was great being with them and being invited to so many Mormon get-togethers. Ultamitely, through the love of Christ that they all radiated onto me, I learn more and grew a strong testimony of the Church. I eventually took the discussions with two awesome Sister missionaries and was finally baptized two days before my birthday. I will never forget thet week. It was the best.

How I live my faith

I love to create. Writing stories, daydreaming ideas, making videos, etc. It's so great that we have countless ways to express ourselves, and I love seeing which outlet exemplifies me the most. Nowadays, however, much of what is seen on TV, the Internet, and beyond is simply trash. Instead of showing the beauty of God, nature, or how to live a joyful life, the messages most people watch are anything but positive. Not just the typical sex and drugs woo-ha. But, the gossip or the public cruel treatment of others, I feel is the worse bit. That's not what we should be showing. We are children of God! I'd love to see how people grow and repent, not break down and attack others. How I live my faith, is building people up. I love showing others, myself included, what they can become. The positive and successes in life. I live my faith, by focusing on faith, not doubt.