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Hi I'm Amanda

I am a woman. I am a mother. I am an adventurer. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love adventure! I love taking trips and camping outdoors and having fun. I am learning that life is truly a wonderful adventure though it may have its ups and downs. I am a wife to an amazing husband who strives to lift me up. I have four beautiful children who I cherish. I believe that becoming a parent is the hardest and bestest (I know that is not a word) thing anyone will ever do. I am a woman in the LDS church and I feel important, loved, and cherished.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a teenager one of our prophets passed away and a new one was called. I remember my dad asking me if I had prayed to gain my own testimony of the new prophet to know he was called of God. The LDS church has taught me that I am not to be acted upon but that I must act and gain my own testimony. We are not to be blind followers but active participants in the gospel. The LDS church helps me to be a better person. Everyday I try to become better because I know that I have a Savior and I want to be more like him. I also read the Book of Mormon with my children. As we read of Christ I feel the Spirit so strongly testifying to me that what we are reading is true that I cannot deny it. I know who I am: a daughter of God. I know why I am here: To have a family and become more like Him. I know where I am going: to live eternally with my father in heaven and my family. This church brings me peace in a world of turmoil.

How I live my faith

I love to serve those that are around me. I do my best to be observant so that I can assist people who may be in need. Whether it be car problems, someone needing a last minute babysitter, or someone just needing a hug I try to be helpful. Currently at church I am a youth leader to teenaged girls. I love serving the youth and I love watching them grow into amazing adults. I also love helping anyone who let me find their ancestry. I feel that our ancestors want us to know who they are and that we are usually better of for knowing them.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

When I was in college a student asked me and another Christian that if someone in deep dark Africa who had never been baptized or learned of Christ would go to hell. The other Christian student answered yes. I answered NO and explained that someone cannot be held accountable for something they were never taught. We do believe that all must be baptized to live with God as it says in the bible but we also know that we have a loving God. He has provided a way that all may learn of his gospel whether it be in this life or the next and that all may choose his gospel or not. The ordnance must take place here though because they no longer have bodies. And so we seek out our dead are baptized for them in proxy. They can choose to accept that baptism or not. Show more Show less