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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a homemaker and a lifelong learner. I homeschool my children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife of a full-time PhD student and a mother of four children. I lived for 16 months in Guatemala while I served as a missionary when I was single. I have a degree in management information systems and a minor in music. I worked as an information systems auditor for a large regional bank before the birth of my first child. I now choose to be a full-time homemaker and to teach my children at home. I sing and play the piano, organ, and occasionally the flute. I like playing computer and video games with my family. I love to read classics, history, fantasy, science fiction, educational philosophy, religion, science, webcomics, current events, biographies, and whatever else seems interesting at the time. I like to know things, learn new things, and use what I know to teach and help others.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a Mormon because when I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and keep His commandments, I have peace and happiness in my life. I have read the Bible and the Book of Mormon and know that they both testify of Jesus Christ and His gospel. I have taught others about Joseph Smith seeing God the Father and Jesus Christ in a vision and had the Holy Ghost, through a peaceful feeling inside, testify to me that what I was teaching was true. I have felt God's love for me and know that I am His child and I want to serve Him all my life. I am a Mormon because my faith provides a way for me to be connected to my family forever, not just until I die. My faith also provides a way for those who never had the chance to hear about Jesus Christ during their lifetimes to have an opportunity to learn about Him and His gospel and to be saved by Him and to be connected with their families forever, too. I am a Mormon because my faith allows me to accept truth wherever I find it. I am encouraged to find out the truth for myself and not just believe because someone else told me it was true. I know that God can help any seeker of truth to find it because He has helped me as I have studied and prayed to know His will in my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by studying the Book of Mormon, the Bible, the words of living prophets, or other scriptures a little every day. It's hard to find the time when I am caring for four young children, but even if I study for just a few minutes every day, I feel God's help in my life. Prayer is also a large part of my life. There are many days that I don't have much alone time because we learn at home, but I have many little silent prayers throughout the day as I drive and ask for protection or as I try to find the right words to say to help one of my children and I know that God hears and answers those little prayers. We also pray together as a family in the morning, at night and at mealtimes and that brings a peace to our home that I know comes from God. At church, I currently play the organ for our main weekly Sunday meeting during which we remember Jesus Christ by taking the sacrament to remember the promises we made to God when we were baptized. I like playing the hymns about Jesus as people gather in the chapel before and after the meeting to help them prepare to worship together. I also like accompanying the congregation as we all sing together during the meeting. I'm glad that I can share my musical talents this way.