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Hi I'm Amanda Smart

I'm a wife, an artist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student with a double major of Visual Art Education and Spanish Education. I am married to my best friend and love being a wife. I was lucky to be born and raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this faith but I gained a testimony of it's truth on my own. I read The Book of Mormon and pondered on it and prayed to know if it was true and received the answer that it was. The gospel of Jesus Christ has been the greatest blessing in my life. I have gained a knowledge of who I am, where I am going, and what my purpose here on earth is. Like everyone else life has brought me challenges and I have been able to push through them with peace and confidence because of the teaching of Jesus Christ. I believe that his atonement is real and is the greatest gift that God has given to us. I know that anyone can choose to use his atonement and find great peace and comfort and growth through it. I believe that there are prophets today just like in the days of the Bible. I know what Joseph Smith was the first prophet in these days and that he was given the power from God to translate The Book of Mormon. I know that God lives and answers prayers and that he loves each and every one of his children. I believe that our Heavenly Father has so much in store for us on this world and in the life to come after. I believe that families are eternal and we can be with our families forever.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church meeting every Sunday. My husband and I also try and create a home where the spirit is always invited. We have scripture study and pray together and try to have dinners together as much as we can. Our home is also a home of celebration where we celebrate everything from a great grade on a test to birthdays. We want our home and lives to have a positive spirit where we can always be uplifted. Service is also a huge part of my faith as well. Whether it is through my church callings, the community, or through my work when I am serving others it makes me feel closer to God.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Amanda Smart
Mormons believe that baptism is an essential part of Heavenly Fathers plan. You must be baptized to enter into his he kingdom. We believe that baptism must be done by the proper priesthood authority. Jesus Christ was the perfect example and he had to be baptized too. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Amanda Smart
A husband and wife can be together forever. Mormons believe that families are eternal and last in heaven. We believe that through ordinances and covenants we make in the Temple with God that we will be with our families forever. I believe that my husband and I are married together for all eternity! Show more Show less