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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a Latter-day Saint

About Me

I am 23 years old. I was born in Washington state, raised in Southern California and have lived in Middle Tennessee for the past 5 years. In June 2007 I met my husband, and in January 2008 we got married in the LDS Temple. Both of us are studentsand I am preparing to become a Certified Nurse Midwife. I have no children, but I will be so thankful for the day I get to be a mother and watch my husband be a wonderful father.

Why I am a Mormon

I was a rotten teenager, as many of us were. I was born into a family of LDS members. At 14, I decided not to go to church anymore because the doctrines weren't what I wanted to ear. After a few hard years, and hard lessons, I realized I had a hole inside my heart, my soul,whatever you want to call it. Shortly after I moved to TN, a very wise business colleague and friend advised me to take the missionary lessons to make sure I was done with the Church for good. I took the lessons. I was not ready to accept the gospel right away but as they taught me, I realized there was worth in what these Elders were teaching me. They asked me to watch a world wide broadcast of talks and sermons given by the leaders of the Church. As I watched, I was impressed that what these leaders were saying to the world was good. I believe that if somtng is good, it is of God. However, at this point I did not believe this Church was the Lord's one true church. It wasn't until the very end, on sunday afternoon, when the Prophet Gordon B. Hinckely gave his closing marks and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir began to sing, did I finally know that this IS the Lord's one true church. I knew this, because that emptiness, that hole I had felt inside, had finally been filled. I was filled with the Spirit of God, and I never wanted to have that emptiness ever again. Since then, I have learned so much about the Church. I learned about repentance, forgiveness, mercy, love, the freedom to choose, the value of family, the value of Marriage. I am so thankful, to Jesus Christ my Savior, for allowing me to change, to be happy, for letting me come back to Hs church and become worthy of Hs care. I love this gospel. I love my Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ. I love what I have learned from the Bible and the Book of Mormon. They are true Scripture.

How I live my faith

At Church I work with the Young Women, the teenage girls. We have a program set up for the young women to learn about 8 true principles. These are Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice and Accountability, Good Works, Integrity, and Virtue. Each principle has tied to them a set of projects and experiences for the girls to complete, to help them learn how valueable they are. My job is to help motivate the young women, and cheack their progress. I really try to inspire them, and I am actually work on the projects and experiences myself to , you know, practice what I preach.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Amy
The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of God. He is the Comforter. When we feel God's love, or that the Gospel is true, it is because the Holy Ghost is communicating with us. You can recognize communication from the Holy Ghost from a "still small voice" inside our head that encourages us to do a good deed, like pray, or help your neighbor bring in the groceries. We believe the Holy Ghost is a member of the God Head which consists of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less