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Hi I'm Mandy

I grew up in the southwestern United States. I'm a writer and editor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a master's degree in English literature and I love to read. I also love anything creative - writing fiction, oil painting, embroidery, crocheting, scrapbooking, playing the piano, ballet, etc. I'm going through some tough financial problems right now as I try to find a job and make ends meet with a temporary job. It's hard sometimes, but I try to look for the joy in my life - like my little dog Milo. He's my best mate.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church, to an active LDS family, but eventually, every member of my immediate family left the church for one reason or another. Some have returned, but many haven't. I've chosen to always be active in the church and to live the gospel because I've always known that this church is true. It's often a struggle when my family members mock me for my beliefs, but I know that living the gospel is what matters most. I have confidence that someday every hurt, sorrow, and sin will be healed through the atonement of Christ. I know my Savior came to earth to atone for me, that He willingly died for me because of love, and that He lives again. I have read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it, and I have a received a witness of its divinity and truth through the Holy Spirit. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet, called by God, to restore Christ's true church on the earth again. I love being a member of this church because it teaches me everything I need to know to prepare me to live with Him and my Heavenly Father again.

How I live my faith

I am currently a Sunday School teacher in my young single adult ward. I love this calling because I get to teach lessons on the scriptures. There is nothing more exciting to me than discovering new insights into the scriptures and sharing them with my class. I also work in the temple one day a week. It's such a privilege to associate with the wonderful people who work there and to feel so close to my Heavenly Father and Savior in that peaceful, beautiful environment that is dedicated to worshiping Them.