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Hi I'm Andrew

I love mountains. I bike. I fish. I backcountry ski. I'm a husband and a dad. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Mountains and people are two of my favorite things. I try to spend as much time as I can riding bikes, fly fishing, and skiing with those that I love, especially my wife. Spending time with people is what I do for a living, working in fundraising and development for a University. I get to meet wonderful people all over the United States and here their story of how their education helped shape who they are. Without a doubt, I always come away amazed at the challenges that people have over come in their lives. Much like the people I work with, my life has been very similar to the mountains that surround my home, filled with valleys and high peaks, storm clouds and beautiful scenery. I've learned to enjoy the journey that is life. Biking, Fly Fishing, and Skiing are my favorite things to do, but I've learned that they are only as good as the company that I keep while enjoying the great outdoors. My wife and I recently welcomed a little boy into our family. Being parents is awesome. It certainly has it's mountainous terrain, but the journey has been so fun and has helped our home be even more centered on the important things in life.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up a member of the LDS church was a great blessing to me. My dad was always going to church on Sundays and would always give me the option to go with him. Throughout my youth I made a lot of friends through attending church regularly. When I started to grow up a bit, I wondered about the truthfulness of the gospel. I had many friends that weren't church going folks and naturally I began to question if I truly had a testimony of the restored gospel. Learning from the scriptures I sought out truth. I realized that i had never really read the scriptures or prayed earnestly for a solid knowledge of truth. Soon, after council with a great friend and a young men's leader at the time I realized that only I can know for myself through the Holy Ghost if the teachings of the LDS faith were correct and true. I had many experiences in the following years of my life, and continue to have such experiences today, in which the Holy Spirit touches me in such a way that I know of the these truths. I learned for myself the Christ lives and through Him we can be forgiven of our sins and mistakes and continue to progress. Knowing God's plan for His children you and I has helped me through this journey in mortality. The Gospel of Jesus Christ had bless my life, plain and simple.

How I live my faith

My relationship with God, Heavenly Father is a personal one. I am grateful He has given us the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in these last days to enable us to serve one another. This service in the church has always brought happiness to my life. Being able to know and see the needs of others around me has humbled me to realize just how blessed I am. I find great strength through visiting with other members of my community who may be struggling or need a smile. I strive to be of service to my fellow man, wherever I may be. I am grateful that I can lean on others around me to help strengthen me when I am feeling down or weak. The people in my church are always there for me, when I need them. My church helps me feel a great sense of community around me, for that I am grateful.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Andrew
The word "testimony" is simply the knowledge that one possess regarding truth. When someone shares their testimony they are sharing what they know to be true. Show more Show less