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Hi I'm Amanda

I am a sister, daughter, friend, wife and mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of 3 amazing kids! Being a mother has been my greatest joy, but it has also been the hardest thing I've ever done! I began struggling with deep post-partum depression that began to slowly spiral out of control over the years. It has been through my Savior's love and Atonement that I have found healing and joy again.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt to Holy Ghost confirm the truthfullness of this Gospel so many times. I have been a member my whole life and even at a young age I felt my Heavenly Father's love. I know that he loves me and as I have prayed to him I have received answers. I know of this gospels truth when I think about his love and all the things he has done for me. I have been blessed with an amazing family and great opportuinties to feel His love when I am lonely or afraid. when I see the magestic montains covered in snow or the bright colors of a garden, I know he loves. I know this church is true by the feeling I have every time I look at my husband and think of the baby we are about to have, we are sealed for time and all eternity. I don't have to worry about death seperating us, if I do my part I can be with them forever and when I made those promises in the temple, it just felt right! I know this church is true as I bear my testimony. I am so greatful to have this gospel in my life and for the person I have become because of it. I am a daugter of God and I am proud to a Mormon!

How I live my faith

Growing up in the church, I learned early on that service is very important. I have loved serving in the church and ro those around me. I have mainly served with the woman of the church and have loved it. I love learning about the women around me. As I learn about their joys and trials, I realize that I am not alone. I feel a certain joy that can not be described when I see the face filled with gratitude when they have been treated with sweet service. When I was in high school we did a lot of service for those in our community. We served by planting flowers at hospitals or singing at retirement homes. We also did a lot of service with handicapped youth. Everyone month they had a dance and I loved those dances. I loved seeing those youth have so much fun and they enjoyed just being loved by us. I have learned that service is an amazing tool for feeling just a small portion of our Heavenly Father's love for his children.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Amanda
Read the Book of Mormon and pray! Your Heavenly Father loves you and will not lead you astray. If you read the Book of Mormon and then pray with faith that Heavenly Father will answer you, you will know if this is the true church. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Amanda
Anyone can attend our church services, in fact guests are always welcome! The church services are divided into three sections. The first is 'Sacrament Meeting'. This is a time for us to partake of the Sacrament. The Sacrament is the blessing and passing of bread and water to represent the Savior's Atonement. It is blessed and passed by priesthood holders. Also in the meeting we to listen to talks. The speakers are members of our ward who are assigned a gospel topic. The second meeting is Sunday School. We divide into age groups and we learn about the scriptures. We rotate the scriptures we focus on every four years. Year 1-The Old Testament, year 2- The New Testament, year 3- The Book of Mormon, and year 4- The Doctrine and Covenants. The third meeting is divided into Relief Society for women older than 18, Priesthood for men older than 18, Young Men for men ages 12-18 and Young Women for women ages 12-18. Here we learn about different gospel principles. There is a program from children ages 3-11 called Primary. They meet during the second and third meetings. They also do Sunday school to learn from the scriptures and the 'Sharing Time'. This is their time to learn about gospel principles. There is also Nursery for children ages 18 months to 3 years. All meetings are opened and closed with a prayer to help bring in the Spirit. We also sing Hymns in all of these meetings as another way to bring the Spirit in. Show more Show less