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Hi I'm Amanda

I'm a mom and a wife. I am shy and outgoing at the same time. I struggle to control my temper, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mom of four children. I love to sing and dance. I find great joy in painting houses or crafts. I have a deep passion for learning as much as I can, about anything I can. Playing with my family is one of my favorite past-times.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a Mormon, but didn't start to truly believe it until I got married. As my husband investigated the church, I learned more about it myself. Now I am a Mormon because I choose to be. The gospel of Jesus Christ brings happiness, true happiness. And it brings comfort in the hard times. There is no escaping the hard times, but having a comfort to get you through is a gift of the gospel that I cherish. The teachings of Jesus show me how to be a better person, to avoid things that would make me hang my head in shame and hide from others.

How I live my faith

I make my faith part of everything. As I teach my children about how the earth goes around the sun, I teach them that Heavenly Father made that happen. I live my faith by avoiding things that would make me feel guilty, by finding happiness even in the trials of life. I live my faith by helping others in every way I can. From bringing them food when they need it, towing their car, doing their laundry for them, shoveling their walks, and much much more. I also live my faith by teaching my children to serve as Christ did.

What is being a Mormon like?

Amanda
 Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a whole life style. It is more than just going to church on Sunday. Everyday we pray as a family, we read scriptures daily as a family and we sing songs of Jesus. We get ample opportunities to practice service to others, which helps us to learn about and come closer to Jesus. Because of our prayers and scripture reading, we don't fight often, my husband and I have never had an actual fight in the whole time of our marriage and we find happiness in our home and with each other. As we read stories of Jesus' ministry, our children are able to make it real them. Even though they are very young, they already stop and help others when they see a need, just like the Savior. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Amanda
Death can be scary to some. But it is not the end of all things. We believe that death, on earth, is about your physical body dying. But while your body dies, your spirit does not. We believe that you live on and one day your body will be resurrected, just like Christ who made it possible by being resurrected himself. You will have your memories and your love for your family and friends. You will the knowledge you have gained on earth. After death on earth, we believe that we go to the spirit world and continue to learn and become like the Savior. Your Father in Heaven loves you so much that He wants you to come home to him. Death on earth does not end the journey. We do not cease to exist, we continue on. Death does not end families, or friendships, it does not end our memories or our happiness. The most precious things in this world (family, memories, knowledge, friends, etc) are part of us and continue on after our bodies die. Then we are resurrected and will get our bodies back, never to be separated again. Show more Show less