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Hi I'm Amanda.

I live in Utah. I am married to a wonderful man. I have a two year old son, and a baby on the way. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah. I have been married to my best friend for 4 years now. We have a little boy, and another baby on the way. I was recently able to quit my job and become a stay-at-home mom. I love being home with our son! In my free time I enjoy reading, running, and trying out new recipes.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a family where both parents were faithful members of the church. I was also raised in a community where many of the people were members of the church. However, this is not the reason that I am a Mormon. I am a Mormon because I know that the gospel is true. I spent a few years of my life making choices that were not in line with the teachings of the church. I wanted to make my own choices. I didn't want anyone to tell me what to do or how to live my life. However, I found that this did not bring me happiness. I have found that the only true happiness in this life comes from living the gospel. Being obedient to the commandments does not restrict me- it sets me free. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live. I know that they love me. I know that by following the commandments and making right choices I will be able to live with them again.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying every day to make good choices. My husband and I help in our ward by teaching the Gospel Doctrine class- which is a Sunday School class for adults. I am also a visiting teacher and love being able to serve the women in my ward.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Amanda.
We believe that baptism is essential to be able to return to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. There are many people who never got the opportunity to hear the gospel, or chose to reject it, during their lifetime. We believe that after death everyone still has the opportunity to accept the gospel. However, they no longer have a physical body to be able to participate in certain ordinances- such as baptism. Those of us on the earth now can do this in their behalf. The deceased person then has an opportunity to accept or reject it. Show more Show less