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Hi I'm Drew

I'm from Colorado. I love Baseball. I love hunting. Oh yeah, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Utah while my parents where attending Utah State. Six months later my dad got his first job in San Jose, California, but a mere six months after that we moved to Colorado, my home sweet home for the next 18 years. While we have been living there, I was blessed with three younger brothers and one little sister at the end. Growing up in Colorado I gained an immense love for the mountains and the snow, and I quickly latched onto hunting, as it was one of my dad's favorite pastimes. Especially big game hunting. Don't worry, we eat everything we hunt! From the young age of 4 when I began T-Ball, I have loved playing and watching the game of baseball. So much so that even when I didn't play in High School, I was an umpire for the same little league I grew up playing in. Each of my brothers also played, (and with my help), are probably each better than I was at the game. I'm also the biggest Rockies fan ever! I also enjoy reading, writing, and occasionally cartooning. I also love making movies with family and friends. After High School, I spent one semester at BYU-Idaho, doing General Studies. My plan is to eventually transfer to BYU in Provo, Utah to study Animation and Film. I also served as a missionary in San Antonio, Texas.

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky enough to be born to two active members of the church. I grew up in the gospel and learned to love it and understand much about why I'm here and what Heavenly Father has in store for me. Growing up in the church, some might say it's all I know. Well...that's pretty much true. But, my parents made it a point to make sure that I wasn't blindly following. Preceeding my baptism in 2000, I took to reading the Book of Mormon and even some of the Bible (as an 8 year old, I didn't understand much of that). And most importantly, I prayed to our Heavenly Father to know whether or not it is actually true. The overwhelming and warm feeling that screamed "YES!" cannot nor will not be denied by me, or else I'd be putting my own soul in serious danger. That's why I'm a member of this church.

How I live my faith

I haved lived this gospel all my life, and it wasn't until I became a missionary that I realized how. Looking back now, I am so grateful to the gospel for my family and the values that we shared. Out here I have seen many families and individuals that where utterly destroyed by something that I had always been taught to avoid, and had just taken for granted. Currently, I serve the church as a missionary. Using my own money, and a lot of help from my brothers, I go around preaching the gospel, and I am working hard to make sure it reaches every ear and if possible, touches every heart. It's a sacrifice of two years, but I will barely notice. The time I have already spent doing the work has gone by fast. Almost too fast. The service I do to the church and the people around me is super rewarding, though it is hard sometimes. But the good times, however far apart they are, always overshadow that bad times, no matter how many of them there are.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Drew
No, but it is totally worth it! Young men between the ages of 19 and 25 are more encouraged to, while young women are not. But women over the age of 21 are allowed to go. Also, it is encouraged that senior couples that have no current responsibilities to children and have a stable situation serve a service mission. Show more Show less