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Hi I'm Amanda

About Me

Well, I was baptized December 5, 2009 and confirmed December 6, 2009. I love to listen to music, sing, write, and draw. I recently learned how to play the piano and hope to better that skill. I have recently gotten into photography. I just got my first digital camera a few months ago. It's so much fun! I am currently in school working for a BA in Creative writing. I'm thinking about minoring in art. I do a lot of babysitting. I love kids!

Why I am a Mormon

What lead me to the Book of Mormon? Well, for quite a few months advertisements online and commercials on TV were advertising chat.mormon.org. It was a time where I found my love for Heavenly Father and knowing that He cherished me. I was looking into joining a church to help me grow in knowledge of the Gospel and help me grow spiritually. There were other Churches I looked into because I had friends who I could ask who were part of the Catholic faith, Methodist faith, Lutheran faith, etc. but they didn't seem right. I thought I should give it a try and I went to the website. I was able to chat with a missionary online and he answered a bunch of questions for me. After reading and watching testimonies, and looking deeper into the Church, I decided to request the Book of Mormon. A few weeks later I got a call from two missionaries. They gave it to me and continued to teach me and answer my questions after that. A few months after teaching me, educating me, I decided to join the Church. I have a testimony that this church is true and that our Heavenly Father loves us and will always be there for us. He personally knows each and every one of us individually. I know that I would not even know that without the teachings that have been taught to me by prophets, general authorities, and my fellow brothers and sisters of this church. This church truly does mean so much to me. I love it dearly because it has taught me things I never knew about my Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. It has taught me about the life after that I now have a clear understanding of. When I decided to be baptized there was a joy felt that was indescribable. That joy I knew was my Father's joy for the decision I had made. How do I know this church is the true church? I have prayed about it and received such a good, sweet, warm feeling in my heart and a sense of peace. I am so grateful for this church and for that knowledge which led me to be baptized. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I read my scriptures daily. I pray very often. I attend Church regularly. I even sometimes teach Sunday School when the teacher is not there. I find that I learn a lot more when I'm teaching, and it's so fun to hear others responses to the questions and when we have open discussion. My calling is Family History Worker. I help the other members fill out their family history, so that they may do the proper paper work and go to the Temple to do baptisms, confirmations, sealings, and endowments for their deceased relatives.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Amanda
No, of course not. We help everybody. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Amanda
You can receive a sense of peace within your heart when reading the scriptures. It is one blessing I have experienced many times and am truly grateful for. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Amanda
Yes. To clarify, the definitions of a Christian is a follower and believer in Christ. We believe in Christ and in His teachings. We follow His example. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Amanda
Pray to Heavenly Father about it. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Amanda
To become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints you must be baptized by immersion of water, which means you must be entirely under the water, and confirmed. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Amanda
To serve a mission is a huge step to take in your life. It is between you and the Lord to figure out if you should serve a mission or not. Show more Show less