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Hi I'm Amanda

I am a farmgirl who has a passion for dancing! I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I come from a family of 7; the only girl of four boys! A hard knock life or was I spoiled? Well... let's just say I got the best of both worlds! My summer job on the farm was driving my dad's semi truck through the hay fields while he loaded up the trailer with hay bales! Fun stuff! It took some convincing, but he finally let me do some dirty work like baling hay and stacking bales in the field! That was fun too! It's great living on a farm. Tons of good times. Some may call us farm people hicks, maybe it's true, but I've got some edumacation behind me. I love to help people work out life's struggles we are all familiar with so I am taking the study road of Sociology and absolutely love it! Looking forward to being a counselor some day. No not one of those school counselors, but someone who works with the wide public! It twill be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! One of my favorite things to do is sing and dance to the whatever is playing on the stereo, but it's usually country!

Why I am a Mormon

I have come to feel of my Savior's embrace through my trials. I have come to an understanding of my Savior's role in my life. I have gained a personal relationship with Him as I have applied the principles I have learned through the Book of Mormon. This book is truly "another testament of Jesus Christ" and has taught me how to have peace, happiness, and joy, in this life, through Christ. I know that I can receive eternal joy, peace, and happiness with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ by relying on them and trying to follow Christ's example in all that I do! This gospel, which is the message of what Christ has done, gives me peace beyond what any other source can give me. I know my Savior lives!

How I live my faith

I am a fulltime missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I spend all of my efforts finding and teaching others of Christ's love for them. I have felt the love of God in my life and have a desire to share that with others in hopes to bring them the full sense of peace and happiness I feel and more!  

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

Amanda
We believe that we all have a spirit that will live forever. When we die our body and spirit are separated and our spirit goes to what we call the Spirit World where we wait until the resurrection day which is when we will all be reunited with our bodies in perfect form to live forever with no handicaps, disease, or illness. In the Spirit World we are taught the truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and all will have an opportunity to reject or accept God's plan for us to live with Him forever. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Amanda
Grace is what cleanses us from our sins. Grace is what makes us pure enough to stand in the presence of God. This grace comes with a price. We must strive daily to be worthy of grace and we do that by striving to overcome our weaknesses; by relying on our Savior Jesus Christ to change us an overcome our temptations. Grace is the stength and power we receive to become like our Savior, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Amanda
Eternal Life is a place at the right hand of God. Eternal life is living in the presence of God and Jesus Christ forever in perfect harmony with a fullness of joy! Eternal Life is eternal progression. God intended for us to come here to to learn and grow. This learning and growth pattern is meant to be forever, even eternal! We believe that Eternal Life is a place where we can dwell if we prove faithful to Heavenly Father's commandments here in this life, but in the end we truly are saved in the Kingdom of the Father by the grace of Jesus Christ. He is the finisher of our faith. We believe that Eternal life is the whole purpose of why we are here. Eternal life is our goal in sight. It is what I strive for every day! Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Amanda
Life in general is a gift that has been given to us by God, who is our loving Heavenly Father. Our mortal bodies are also gifts given to us from God. Our bodies are vessels for our spirits and our spirits were created by God, making them holy. Since our spirits our holy and our bodies our dwelling places for our spirits we must make them a place where divinity can thrive. The most sacred place on Earth for me is the temple so it is a perfect symbol to relate our bodies to. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Amanda
As missionaries we each pay the church for the opportunity to serve. That money goes into the church's mission fund and they use that money and other funds to make sure we have the needed living expenses to survive. Senior couple missionaries are not covered by any mission funds, but pay out of their own pocket any expenses such as housing and food as well as providing their own transportation. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Amanda
On the front cover of the Book of Mormon it is written that it is "Another Testament of Jesus Christ." It is just that. It is a book of scripture written by ancient prophets who lived from roughly 600 B.C. to 400 A.D. on the American Continent. This book is similar to the Bible and teaches the same doctrines and principles. The difference for me is that as I read the Bible I am given more of a history of things and of the life of Christ, but with the Book of Mormon I have come to know who Christ is, what He did for me, and why it matters. I have come to understand His sacrifice was personal and I have come to know Him as my Savior, Redeemer, and friend. The Book of Mormon has taught me that I can withstand the storms of life through faith in Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Amanda
Does being a Christian mean you believe in Jesus Christ? If yes, then definitely Mormons are Christians! The center of our beliefs are The Gospel of Jesus Christ! We strive to apply His teachings in our lives dailyI believe Christ was born, as the firstborn of our Heavenly Father, and lived a perfect life. Being perfect He was able to sacrifice all, even His life, so that we can return to live with our Heavenly Father forever! Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Amanda
No. We believe that we are all children of God and in that sense all brothers and sisters no matter what age, sex, race, religion, etc. We believe in following the example of Jesus Christ who helped all and loved all. We strive to have that Christlike love as we serve anyone in need. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Amanda
Our temples are places of service. We have the privilege to perform ordinances for those who have died without the opportunity to do so for themselves. The temple is the house of the Lord and there is great peace and strength we can receive as we leave our wordly cares behind and are surrounded and instructed by the words of God. They truly are sacred and I feel closer to God in the temples more than anywhere else! Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Amanda
Being a missionary we are thrilled when people want to learn about the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That is what we teach. Our message is one that teaches how one can gain peace, happiness, joy, comfort, and strength through faith in Jesus Christ who is our Savior. We teach that by following the commandments of God we can have these things all throughout our lives now and more in the life to come! Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Amanda
Relief Society is the largest women's organization in the world! As sisters in the church we meet together to instruct and strengthen one another as well as our communities and prepare humanitarian aid for people around the world who might find themselves in need due to things such as natural disasters.  Show more Show less