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Hi I'm Andy

I grew up in rural eastern Oregon, USA. I'm currently in Oklahoma. I sell commercial building products. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of 5 wonderful children, all of whom are out on their own. I went through a divorce in the 90s, but have recovered from that and have been VERY happily married to Cathy for over 12 years. I have a BS degree in Design and Graphics Technology. In addition to my CAD/CAM jobs early in my career, I have been a Unix admin & IT manager. I had my own construction business in the early 2000s, then did surveying for a couple of years, then moved into selling commercial building products in 2008. My hobbies are primarly fishing and customizing my 1954 Chevy pickup, which I have had since 1976.

Why I am a Mormon

The fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ answers my questions about where I came from before I was born, why I am here, and were I can expect after I die. Having this knowledge gives me a perspective that allows me to have peace in my heart as I deal with life's ups and downs. Striving to be a disciple of Christ is not easy, but my heart knows it is the right way to live. His spirit has witnessed to mine of the truthfulness of a living prophet, the restored priesthood, and the reality of covenants that allow family relationships to continue beyond this life.

How I live my faith

As a priesthood holder, I am responsible for keeping watch over few families in our geographic area. This is called Home Teaching. I visit these families to share in their joys, help them with their struggles, and to bless them however I can. I have served in many capacities in the Church's lay ministry; as a youth leader, a Gospel teacher, as a full time missionary, a clerk, to name a few. I currently am responsible for organizing social and service activities to bring our congregation closer together and closer the those in our community.