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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a wife and mother of 5. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a BS in Microbiology. After graduation I worked for a few years while my husband was taking classes at the University. After we started having children I decided to stop working and be a stay at home mom. We have 5 children now and I love our family! We have lived in New Mexico for several years and enjoy spending time together. I love to: attend my kids' activities, travel, attend book club, run for fitness and fun, garden, and make home decor items and crafts!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a child my parents took me to a Baptist church. It was wonderful there. I learned Bible stories and loved learning about Jesus and the 12 disciples. When I was a teenager we were no longer going to church, but I always considered myself a Christian who believed in God and Jesus and their power to save me from my sins. I struggled a little during those teenage years to figure out who I was and what I wanted my life to be. At the end of my first year of college I met the Mormon missionaries. I already knew a little about the Church because I have family members who are members. I think during that time I was ready to commit to having a close relationship with God and Jesus but I wasn't sure which church I should attend. I listened to the messages the missionaries shared and it was wonderful. Everything they taught me made sense and answered questions that I had. I read the Book of Mormon and really appreciated the fact that the stories complemented the stories from the Bible I had learned as a child. I decided to get baptized because I knew that the gospel added a new dimension to my life and to my relationship with my Father in Heaven and to my Savior. I was baptized almost 20 years ago, when I was 19 years old. It changed my life. I know I am a better person and a happier person with the gospel in my life. I enjoy the relationship I have with my Father in Heaven and His son, Jesus Christ. I know they hear and answer my prayers and that they are aware of me as an individual. I'm grateful to have a modern-day Prophet who communicates with Heavenly Father just as the Biblical Prophets did. I know that he helps us know how to handle the unique issues we have in these modern times in which we live. I know that families can be eternal and I am grateful for that. I try each day to strengthen the relationships within my family because I look forward to being with them forever. I am grateful for the blessings of the gospel in my life. It helps me to deal with the difficult things that come up in life because it gives me a better perspective. I know that Jesus suffered and died for each of us. His atonement heals any pain or grief that we suffer, and overcomes all of our weaknesses and imperfections. I love Him and am grateful for that.

How I live my faith

Our family attends church services every Sunday. Currently, I help with the children's organization, teaching the children 3-11 years of age about God and Jesus, and how we can apply gospel principles in our daily lives. It's really fun to interact with the children at church and teach them about how the gospel blesses us. I have also helped in the Women's organization, the Young Women's organization, and I have taught Youth Sunday School. Serving in different organizations of the Church has been a great way to get to know people better and to learn and grow in the Gospel!

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are just like other women! We are all different and unique in many ways. For me, being a Mormon woman means upholding the gospel standards in my home and in my community. I cherish and value: beauty, virtue, modesty, integrity, and love like the Savior had for people. I think our society needs people who are willing to stand for what's right and I consider this a responsibility that I have. Some people are confused about what's really important and what it means to be happy, and I want to show my children and others that when we live our lives in harmony with gospel teachings, it brings true happiness. We believe that men and women are equal in the sense that both are "created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny". Equality doesn't mean that men and women are the same in every sense, though. In marriage, a man and woman are equal partners but may have very different responsibilities. Neither a man nor woman is entitled to greater blessings than the other. Both men and women are responsible for encouraging, comforting, and helping the other. Men and women are equal in the sight of God and are entitled to the same blessings. Show more Show less