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Hi I'm Amy.

I am happy, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Over the years I have tried hard to find my place in this world. I attended an all women's college, worked at a high school, spent a semester at fashion design school, and worked for many years in the broadcasting industry, yet none of those choices ever seemed "right." It wasn't until I met and married my wonderful husband and we had our first child that I found the right job for me: stay-at-home mom. I grew up with a mom who worked outside of the home, so becoming a stay-at-home mom never really crossed my mind until I had a child of my own. Now we have four children, and I can't imagine a better or more fulfilling experience. Every day is different. Yes, some days are very challenging and I heave a big sigh of relief when I tuck the last child in bed, but for the most part it is a wonderful adventure that brings true happiness into my life. When I have spare time I love to read, write stories and poems, watch Jane Austen movies, and go on dates with my husband. I love to travel, but have not been able to do as much of it as I would like. My husband and I have grand plans to one day travel all over the world - hopefully as missionaries!

Why I am a Mormon

Although I did not grow up in a religious home, I always longed for spirituality in my life. When I was in middle school, I met a boy in one of my classes who was Mormon. We became great friends, and he invited me to many church activities for youth. I had a wonderful time at the activities, but more important than that, I felt an amazing spirit in his home and in the home of other Mormons that I met. I knew I wanted that feeling to be with me always. When my friend gave me a copy of the Book of Mormon and introduced me to the missionaries, I soaked it all up. It felt like coming home. I was baptized a few months later at the age of 15. Although my family did not join the church, they were very supportive, and continue to be. I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the restored church of Jesus Christ, and that He is at the head of it. I believe that the Bible and the Book of Mormon are the word of God, and that following the teachings found in the scriptures bring us true and lasting happiness. Simply put, I believe in Jesus Christ. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in my day to day actions. Of course, I am nowhere near perfect, but I am trying to be the kind of person the Lord wants me to be. Reading my scriptures and praying daily brings me peace and comfort, and helps me to make good choices throughout each day. As a family, we have family prayer and scripture study each day, and set aside one night a week as family night. I try to love and serve those around me, and reach out to those in need. At church, I have served in many different capacities, including as a teacher for young children and teenagers. Currently, I serve as the president of our church's organization for women in our area. Having a responsibility within the church provides me with opportunities to help others, and just as important, it gives me opportunities to grow and improve.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Amy.
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is two-fold. First, Christ suffered for the sins of all mankind as he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane. Secondly, Christ died on the cross for us and broke the bonds of death when He rose from the tomb three days later. Because of Christ's perfect love for us and His willingness to sacrifice his own life, we have the opportunity to be forgiven of our mistakes, and to one day be found pure and spotless before our Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ. Reading about these events in the Bible and pondering their significance to me has brought me answers to life's toughest questions, and given me unspeakable comfort and joy. I am in awe of Jesus Christ's eternal love for each of us. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Amy.
You can know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the Lord's true church the same way that I found out: by asking God through sincere prayer. When I prayed to find out if what I was being taught by the missionaries was true, I received an answer that I could not deny. And that answer has been confirmed to me many times throughout the years through the feelings of my heart and the through the Spirit of the Lord. I encourage you to find out for yourself as well. You don't have to rely on the words of others. The Lord will answer your prayers. It might not be in the way or at the time that you expect, but He will answer you. Show more Show less