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Hi I'm Amy

I grew up in Michigan, went to school in Utah, and now call Texas home. I'm a wife, a mother, a voracious reader, and a Mormon.

About Me

My parents divorced when I was young, so I grew up with some crazy (in a good way) family circumstances. I was blessed to be able to go to college and get a bachelor's degree, and even more blessed to marry my best friend. We have 2 beautiful boys, and another child on the way, and I get to stay home and take care of my family. It's a daily learning process, and I feel like I'm constantly trying to do my 'job' the best way I can, which means taking on challenges I never thought I'd face growing up--like baking bread from scratch, and sewing, and learning to grow a garden and can foods. My husband likes to point out that I am very different from the girl he married, but he loves who I've become, and who I'm still becoming. I've learned to revel in domesticity. And while I still have dreams of being an ASL interpreter, or a book editor someday, I'm content to be living this dream first.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be. I was raised in the Church, but I still had to make the choice on my own whether to live it. When I was in college, I developed my testimony. I came to know for myself that the Book of Mormon is true, that God loves us, that Jesus Christ is His Son, and that the Savior atoned for our sins and suffered death, all that we might return to live with our Heavenly Father one day. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God, and that this is Christ's true church on the earth today. I am a Mormon because I know the Church is true.

How I live my faith

I'm currently serving in the children's organization within my congregation, helping to teach them each week and make sure they have the structure and instruction they need. It's been an interesting change for me, but I am growing to love it. These kids are so happy and so eager to learn, and they have the sweetest spirits I've ever seen. Watching them every Sunday is a joy, and it helps remind me to be more like a little child in my faith.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Amy
The best way that we can come to know our Father in Heaven is by praying to Him. He wants us to seek His counsel and ask for His help. He loves us, and if we pray to Him, we can feel that love and receive the guidance that we seek through the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Amy
Our church services are divided into three separate meetings-- Sacrament meeting, where we meet altogether and renew our covenants with Heavenly Father through partaking of the Sacrament; Sunday School, where each year we focus on a different book of Scripture, examine it, and learn to apply it to our daily lives; and then the men go to their meeting, called Elder's Quorum, and the women go to Relief Society. There are also separate Sunday School classes, and other classes, for children and youth. Visitors are VERY welcome at our meetings. :) How else could you learn about the Church? We encourage anyone who is interested to find a meetinghouse near them and attend. Show more Show less