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Hi I'm Amanda

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a graduate student studying the brain. When I'm not studying or in lab, I love to play viola, go running and walking, volunteer at a horse farm, cook, and I love church.

Why I am a Mormon

After my parents married, they prayed to find a church in which to raise their children. The next day the missionaries knocked on their door. They were baptized. Six years later my family was sealed together as an eternal family in the temple. A few years after that, my mother became sick. We stopped going to church as a family, but she did something amazing in the 8 years she spent whole and well in the church. She taught the gospel to her children. As a 4 year old with a testimony of Heavenly Father, I continued to pray. I loved visiting with my parents’ home and visiting teachers, and the occasional missionaries. I took the missionary discussions twice, and when I was 13 I finally got baptized. It was a wonderful decision, because I then got to have the wonderful Holy Ghost with me at all times. The gospel of Christ has brought me peace and joy. I can honestly say that without it I would be in a completely different place spiritually, emotionally, financially, intellectually, and physically. It provides practical and spiritual blessings now, and promises more in the future. It has helped me through challenges in life and face each day with hope.

How I live my faith

Christ teaches that we should be a light on a candlestick, that we should be in the world, but not of the world. As a disciple of Christ, I learn of Him by reading the scriptures, attending church services, and learning by faith practicing what I believe. As I’m still in school a lot of my time is spent with school and volunteer activities in the community. I bike and run. I help friends in need, whether it is a ride to the airport or help with their children. I try to be friendly and do everything with a smile on my face.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

It's a witness of truth born by the Holy Ghost. We believe that you can ask God for yourself if the gospel is true, if Jesus was the Christ, if the Book of Mormon is true, if families can be eternal, and that God will answer your prayers, and bear witness of truth. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Absolutely. "And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophecy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins." ~ 2 Nephi 25:26, The Book of Mormon The Book of Mormon testifies and teaches of him, and invites the world to "Come unto Christ," (Moroni 10:32, Book of Mormon). It's true we believe in Him, and try our best to emulate His example. Show more Show less