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Hi I'm Amie

I am a artist, a college student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a sophomore in college hoping to transfer and achieve my bachelors and r.n in nursing. I attend institute and take dance and yoga classes on a regular basis. My top five favorite films are; cinema peridisio, wizard of oz, west side story, casablanca and its a wonderful life. My favorite musicians include edith piaf, etta james, frank sinatra, and more contemporary santana and alicia keys. I love to cook, giada de laurentiis is my hero, and i love spending time with friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

"Choose you this day whom ye will serve...but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshuah 24:15 My story isn’t filled with miraculous inspiration, but it is saturated with the spirit. I feel just as many new converts feel, in disbelief. Disbelief that of all the good, deserving people, full of wisdom, it is I that knows the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was introduced to the church through my Mormon boyfriend initially. There was always a huge part of his life I felt excluded from. Sundays were solely family, no girlfriends or friends. He adhered to strict codes of conduct. My 16 year old self couldn’t understand, yet. As things got more serious between us I was aware that if I was to be apart of his future I would have to join the church. He was firm, and set on a temple marriage, and I could not go there. I am grateful for that. So grateful that he was strong enough to resist my way of life, and to stay firm in his beliefs. So I got serious, I didn’t view religion very seriously before, if his wasn’t too different I would convert. I personally asked him for the missionaries a few times. In my first discussion I found, that unlike the other churches I had attended this one had a pretty tall tale. God coming down from the heavens, gold plates, baptisms for the dead…..the craziness just continued. I couldn’t believe that he actually believed all of this. I mean how could you know? I was waiting for someone to pinch me and say “the stripling warriors, we really got you on that one didn’t we?” That never came. All I saw were pairs and pairs of sisters. As the questions got harder, I decided to turn the tables on these girls in skirts. I asked every question imaginable. I asked about polygamy, I asked about sealings, the priesthood and why women aren’t in it I tried as hard as I could to find a fault. But however much I tried these sisters were my initial testimony. They brought an unbelievable spirit, and quickly became my best friends. Every time they taught me I felt so loved, so happy, so much strength. I was astounded at their innocence and joy; they were just like children in that sense. I was reminded of the scripture that says we must become like children to enter the kingdom of God. I called them when I was down and needed help a friend, or anything. I knew that God was with them, there was never a doubt in my mind that he wasn’t, and that was my first testimony of the church. I kept reading the book of Mormon and as I read kept asking myself if it was true. And as much as I tried I could never deny it. But I was still on the fence for baptism. Until I read Alma 7:14-15 "Now I say unto you that ye must repent, and be born again; for the Spirit saith if ye are not born again ye cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven; therefore come and be baptized unto repentance, that ye may be washed from your sins, that ye may have faith on the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, who is mighty to save and to cleanse from all unrighteousness. Yea, I say unto you come and fear not, and lay aside every sin, which easily doth beset you, which doth bind you down to destruction, yea, come and go forth, and show unto your God that ye are willing to repent of your sins and enter into a covenant with him to keep his commandments, and witness it unto him this day by going into the waters of baptism.” Throughout the other books, the prophets urge the people to repent and be baptized, but this stuck through me like lightening. I knew right after that God was telling me something, I needed to be baptized. My mother, in particular was against my baptism. My dad felt like it was my choice, but shared my mother’s opinion, and wanted me to wait until 18. I had been attending church regularly, but they still opposed the cu de gra. My mother eventually wouldn’t allow the missionaries inside our home, claiming them to be false prophets. The night before my baptism, I was wrought with torment. I felt so much pressure, and fear that my parents were right. I asked myself a question, can you deny the Book of Mormon. No ones listening, watching, can you do it right now? I couldn’t even think that thought, I physically could not deny it. That resolved me to walk into my baptism with courage. Joseph Smith restored Christ’s complete gospel so that everyone might know the truth. Every time a family member dies I vow to have their temple work done, so that if they choose, they can accept the gospel in heaven and be apart of my eternal family. There is no greater joy, or love than that. I know with all my heart that the words of the prophet Thomas S. Monson will save me from the contamination of this earth. With his help I will rise to meet the challenges of this era, with God’s help I can stay strong in the church and love life the way God meant me to live. I know in the premortal existence I made plans to spread the gospel and find the church again. And that is my goal in this life, to do what the Lord has commanded me. “...keep your bodies and minds clean, free from the contamination's of the world, that you will be fit and pure vessels to bear triumphantly the responsibilities of the kingdom of God in preparation for the second coming of our Savior”-The First Presidency.

How I live my faith

My first calling in the church was young woman's president when I was a laurel, or 18 years old. I felt so close to all my young women even though there was an age difference with the younger girls. In this calling I led meetings, organized talks, activities, and tried to include all my sisters. Now that I am attending a singles ward as I am no longer young enough to stay in my home ward I havent yet been called but I hope too soon. I help out by going out with the sisters, baking for activities, and doing whatever I can.