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Hi I'm Andrew

I'm an Engineer and a rock climber. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I am a husband and father of two. I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a degree in Spanish, which I am fluent in. My native language is English. My career is based in Engineering. I enjoy contributing to society in that way. I love Earth and its nature, and constantly marvel at the beauty of it. The science and mathematics behind it all is simple and profound. I enjoy rock climbing, hiking and camping. I also enjoy exercising in various ways, including P90X, running, mountain biking, rowing, swimming and others. I like people and get along with just about everyone. I also enjoy time to myself, when I reflect or just observe what is going on around me. I've lived in different parts of the world, including on the east and west coast of the USA, parts of Nicaragua, and San Sebastian, Spain. I enjoy traveling, but also value a home to return to and enjoy. Home to me is where my family is.

Why I am a Mormon

The answer is a highlight adventure of my life. My desire - Through my teenage years, I couldn't help but realize that I would shortly be married and have children. It became important to me to understand God and His ways, so that I could lead my family in spirituality and worship. I desired to see eye to eye with my future wife and work together to raise our children in the kind of belief and faith that would be pleasing to Him. My faith - I recognized that I had a desire to know. I started asking questions of the people around me. I asked relatives, friends, associates, and anyone willing to provide perspective. I paid attention to the answers provided and measured whether or not they were effective in helping me to know God and His ways. I found that members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints provided answers that most fully met my desire. The answers were clear and felt true. I resolved to obtain conviction for myself. I read the Book of Mormon and asked God in prayer to help me to know. After consistent study and prayer, over the course of many months, I did receive clear conviction that the Book of Mormon contains the fullness of truth according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know this to be true. My testimony - Since the time of my personal conviction, I have served a 2 year mission, studied much of the handbooks and lesson manuals of the church, and continue in service and gospel study as part of my lifestyle. This I've done to continue to improve in meeting my desire. The more I learn and accomplish, the more I understand how wonderful God is. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is His church. I know the Book of Mormon contains His gospel and that Joseph Smith served under His authority to restore precious truths and the saving ordinances to the Earth. I can not say that I fully understand God and His ways, but I am moving in that direction in His institution.

How I live my faith

Study and prayer is a daily routine. We dedicate one night a week to spending time with one another as a family to pray, sing, study the gospel and do something fun. We attend church on Sunday, and strive to dedicate that day to the Lord through worship, prayer, gospel study and service. Every day we strive to uphold the standards of the church, through our choices and conduct. We keep the commandments and honor the covenants that we've entered into with God. I also look for opportunities to share the gospel where ever I find myself. I enjoy helping everyone and anyone to understand God and His ways a little better. We study to know our ancestry and take our relatives’ information to the temple to perform ordinances in their behalf. They have the opportunity to accept these works that have been done for them and attain the fullness of God’s blessing for them. This is an important work, since not all of God’s children throughout history have had ample opportunity to learn of God and His ways.