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Hi I'm Amanda

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mum and a grandma who has been on her own now for some years. I work full time in a local hospital and am attempting to obtain a university degree by distance education part time. I love music, art, nature, sunshine, clouds, walking on the beach, spending time with my family and friends and I laugh a lot! Life is for living and I am grateful for the opportunity I have to enjoy each day.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 15 years old I had a very strong feeling that I needed to find out about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As I learned about it's teachings I felt as if I had come home. Everything I was taught resonated truth. It made sense intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. Throughout the years I have come to gain a deeper appreciation of the truths which are taught by the Church. I have prayed about aspects of it's teachings and each time I feel the same reassurance that they are true. It is wonderful to know that I am a daugher of God, that He loves me, that we have a living prophet to lead and guide us and that the authority to act in God's name - his sacred priesthood - has been restored to the earth once more. I know that families can be together forever, that we have clarity of doctrine and a second witness of Christ through the Book of Mormon. I can honestly say that my conviction goes beyond belief and I know that the Church is true. It blesses my life daily.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day. I try to look for ways to help others, even if it's only making sure I smile at everyone I come in contact with. I think it's the little things that count. A kind word or generous act can make all the difference to someone who is having a hard time. None of us can get by without a helping hand and friend. I love music and am responsible for the music in our ward. At Christmas time I organise a Variety Concert to raise money for underprivileged familes. I'm currently studying to be a psychologist and hope to use my knowledge and skills to help others.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women in general are some of the most liberated people I know. They know who they are and why they are here. They are strong, educated, responsible women who love the Lord, their families and themselves. Their lives have meaning, purpose and direction. Mormon men and women are equal but have different roles. Both roles are equally important. The family is of extreme importance to all Mormons and both parents take an active role in the care and nurturing of their children. Show more Show less