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Hi I'm Amaree

I live in Virginia. I'm an actor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work full-time as an actor, my bookshelves are crammed with Victorian poetry and swashbuckling novels, I'm a terrible gardener, and I love to travel almost as much as I love staying at home. I grew up in a large, noisy, wonderful family, where my parents taught by word and example the Gospel of Jesus Christ while my brothers and sister and I carried on sibling rivalries that have matured into deep friendships. Our shared memories and our love of the Gospel keep us close, despite the miles between us.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I was raised as a Mormon and always felt that what I was taught was true, it wasn't until I left home that I fully realized how much my faith meant to me. As a young adult, I found myself living in a new city and working in a new job that prevented me from attending church services regularly. Struggling with feelings of isolation and futility, I turned to the only source of comfort I knew: my Savior, Jesus Christ. To my amazement, as I studied the scriptures, prayed earnestly, served others, and exercised faith, I found that all that I had been taught from childhood proved to be more true and more personal than I had ever imagined. The Lord answers prayers. He knows my needs. He loves me. He keeps His promises. He can and will guide my life, as I strive to do His will. Knowing these things doesn't mean every day is easy, but I now find meaning in my struggles and tremendous joy in living the Gospel. "I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me." Phillippians 4:13.

How I live my faith

A lot of people who know me notice that I don't swear, smoke, or drink alcohol, coffee, or tea. What I hope they notice even more, though, is that I strive to be kind, to think well of people, and to be honest and dependable. The Savior taught that we ought to love the Lord and love our neighbor, and it really is just that simple. I also live my faith by serving in the Church. We don't have paid pastors or teachers because everyone participates together. For the past year or so I have been a teacher in the young women's group, and I give lessons several Sundays a month, as well as participating in weekly Wednesday night activities. It's a demanding schedule and requires several hours of my time every week, but I always feel it's worth it as I watch my girls grow and succeed and prepare to face life's challenges with the Savior's love and His truths firmly rooted in their hearts.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

The miracle of my existence stands as proof to me of my Creator. There's a lot to be said for scientific theories, but as I marvel at everything from the stars in the heavens to the perfection of a newborn's fingers and toes, I'm reminded that science itself can't explain order springing out of disorder. I see God in the elegance of higher math, I hear God in the strains of beautiful music, I feel God in the compassion of strangers. More than all of these, though, I have deeply felt God's love for me as his daughter, and that tells me He is there. My prayers, even over relatively small things, have been answered in miraculous and completely personal ways. If you are wondering if there really is a God, or if He knows or cares about you, I sincerely suggest that you kneel in prayer and simply ask. If there isn't a God, you have nothing to lose. If there is (and oh! there is!), you have everything in the universe and beyond to gain. Show more Show less