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Hi I'm Amy Renee

I have a wonderful husband, beautiful children and my life is amazing.

About Me

I was born in Portland, OR but grew up in Tacoma, WA. I was born into a non-religious family and converted to the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in my senior year of high school. I spent the first 25 years of my life not knowing my biological father and didnt find out my sisters dad, who raised me, adopted me until I was about 12, right during the same time my parents were getting a divorce. My experiences after that life altering moment have taught me a great deal about myself and my Heavenly Father and I will ever be grateful for the life I've so graciously been blessed with. Good and bad. I'm currently a stay at home mom to my 4 beautiful children and I love every minute of it!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a sophmore in high school I changed schools and made friends with a few mormons. Mormons were something I had never heard of in my life up to that point. One of my friends was an active member but the rest weren't. None the less it opened the door. Through these friends I met my husband who at the time wasn't active either but his father converted me to the Gospel thanks to his love and care for me at such a trying time in my life. As a little girl I can remember praying to my Heavenly Father and I dont know why. My family wasn't religious by any means but something inside of me encouraged me to pray. I remember asking every night before I fell asleep to please give me a perfect family. Whatever that was supposed to mean I didn't know at the time. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints showed me what a perfect family was made of and not only that but how to keep that family forever. My husband and I have had our share of ups and downs but they have only made us stronger. The world may not view my family as perfect but for me they are. My faith has sustained me my whole life and has led me to the truth. My faith has led me to this wonderful plan that God has created just for us. A plan that creates a happy life.

How I live my faith

I've never found it hard to live by faith. I grew up in a home that forced me to go on not knowing what tomorrow will bring. The only thing that gave me any comfort was knowing that my Heavenly Father loves me. He's the only Father I've ever had that hasn't forsaken me. I cherish the relationship I have with Him and find myself grateful to never have struggled with my faith. Sometimes it's been scary to walk by faith but I just know that no matter what I see, Heavenly Father sees something else. He knows what is best for me and only wants me to live up to my divine potential. He helps me to progress and grow. I may not always understand what He is doing in my life but I do know that His hand carries me and that even when the road is shaky and I do fall, He catches me. I know that He will always catch me as long as I put my faith in Him.

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

Amy Renee
I've been so blessd to see so many wonderful women in this Gospel. I love how family oriented they are. I love how concerned they are for the upbringing of their children. I've met many women who have beautiful organized homes. Who take joy in loving and serving their family. Women and men are created in such different ways. We compliment each other when placed properly in a family. My husband works and provides for our family in a way that I just couldn't. His involvement with our children is so much different as well. When dad comes home it's play time, it's always play time when dads around and not just for my children but for any child around him. He loves children and children love him. As for my role or the role of women. Some may look at me and feel all I do is cook and clean and pop out babies. However I do something that my husband dreads. Everytime I am sick or am away he is so grateful when I return. I love to do things to comfort and nurture my family. Maybe some would feel these are not equal roles but they are just in different ways. My husband holds the Melchizedek Priesthood which power comes from God to heal and bless the lives of those around him. I create and nurture people which is a power God has given women to bless the lives of those around us. So even though God has blessed us with different abilities and different powers. One would not be complete without the other. It's not a competition it's a completion. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Amy Renee
Mormons believe in Jesus Christ. We believe in doing all that we can to strengthen our personal relationship with our Savior who IS Jesus Christ. As Christians we except any scripture that was written by prophets in order to benefit us and help lead us to our Father in Heaven, which ultimately is why Jesus came to earth and sacrificed His life for us. The Bible speaks of our Savior, it is a testament of Him. Within the bible we read of God's commandments. We read beautiful words of those who loved the Lord and dedicated their lives to Him and His people. I am grateful to have these sacred writtings to look upon and to study. I am grateful to learn from the mistakes of those who came before me. I am grateful to learn from my Savior's words as well as His acts. As a Mormon I believe in the Bible and all the words of the Prophets that testify of Jesus Christ and draw me closer to Him. Show more Show less