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Hi I'm Amanda

I'm just living it up getting my Bachelors in Music Education. I enjoy bike rides, Bangali food, and being a Mormon.

About Me

I'm almost finished with my Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, which means now I know how much I don't know about music and music education. I love long road trips with friends, the outdoors, my yellow lab, and trying, tasting, and seeing new things. "To boldly go where I've never gone before" is, I feel, a worthy personal aspiration. I attempt to have at least one "adventure" every day, even if it's just taking a different route to get to work. Just so long as I'm with people and doing good, I'm happy.

Why I am a Mormon

Truth, in it's purest form, is what is found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The teachings of modern prophets in accordance with the scriptures and teachings of my Savior give me a sure and clear path to follow, a pattern for my life. To paraphrase what church leader Dieter F. Uchtdorf has said, everyone is looking for their own "Happily Ever After" but may not know where to find it or how to get there. My Heavenly Father knows how I can receive a fullness of joy, and has made it possible for me and all others on earth to attain it. Through my activity in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I've been able to find and follow the Lord's plan and progress along the Plan of Happiness.

How I live my faith

 I live my faith by dedicated service to those around me. I want to be an influence for good on everyone I meet. This last academic year in my ward, I've had the opportunity to serve and meet the needs of the women of the ward. Our ward is comprised of all single college aged students and we all have our busy study and work schedules. I was very afraid I wouldn't have time to serve in church and maintain my school and work schedule. I was very overwhelmed with being responsible for the spiritual well-being of so many women, many of which I did not know when I accepted the calling. Instead of this calling being a burden to me, I have found it the greatest blessing. As I have turned to the Lord in serving I have found extra strength and support. I have been blessed physically to not be tired or worn out after long days. Sometimes, because of my calling, I will remain at church for 8 or 9 hour stretches at a time, and will be blessed to not be hungry or tired. This is very unusual for me and I know it comes as a blessing from the Lord. With my Heavenly Father's help, I know I can do whatever it is he asks of me.