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Hi I'm Amanda

I am a single mother, a Senior Human Resources Specialist, a flute player, published poet, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

My parents were converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They are the pioneers in my family. Because of them, I was taught the gospel as a child and baptized at eight years old. I am a mother of one beautiful daughter. I have been divorced, a single mother, and re-married. I enjoy music and love singing and playing the flute. I enjoy writing poetry and reading mystery novels in my free time. One of the greatest experiences of my life was traveling to Mexico and visiting the ancient ruins Teotihuacan and Tula. Loving archeology since my childhood, it was an experience of a lifetime.

Why I am a Mormon

In a world where it is considered insane to donate 10% of your salary to the church, I consider it a sacrifice that reaps rewards. During a time when I was not paying my tithing, I made some financial decisions that made it impossible (or so I thought) to start paying tithing again. As much as I tried, I was too scared and worried about making ends meet to pay 10% of my income. It ended up coming to blindly taking that step of faith and paying it and leaving the rest to God. I paid my tithing and at the end of the month, I had more money left in my bank account to be able to start a savings account, which I had never been able to do before. I continued to pay my tithing and this past spring, I received a a lay-off notice from my employer due to internal restructuring. Being the breadwinner for my family, I was understandably distraught and concerned. The only hope that I could cling to with my might was the promise given in the Old Testament, in Malachi 3:8-12, where it is promised that the windows of heaven will open up and pour a blessing that there will not be room to receive it. I expected God to keep His promise as I had kept mine. I had paid a full tithe and I expected Him to provide a way through the lay-off. I was able to apply to some job postings, had an interview and received a job offer with the same employer. The offer ended up being a promotion for me with a salary increase...10% of my previous salary. The law of the tithe is real. I know it. God keeps his promises. We just need the faith to keep our promises to Him.

How I live my faith

I have been teaching the 11-12 year old children since 2008. We study the scriptures at their level and it has been an extraordinary experience to teach them. In teaching the children, I have been the one that has been taught and the messages always seem to be delivered at the time when I need it the most.