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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a wife, a student, and a disciple of Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I met in the middle of nowhere Iowa, but it took us awhile to realize we liked each other! We were married just a few months ago, and are realizing what an adventure it is! I am currently a college junior pursuing a career in Speech Language Pathology. I love learning. I love being informed on many different subjects, even if it's just enough to carry on a conversation with someone else. I also love to read and watch movies. These are both ways for me to escape the stress of school. I love to be active. In high school I played soccer and basketball, and now that I'm not playing competitively anymore, I take any change I can get to play any sport for fun. I love to hike, rock climb, camp, and do anything else outside. I love to run. My runs are the time that I do the most thinking. I love running through new places in the city that I live, but mostly I love being able to take in all of God's beautiful creations.

Why I am a Mormon

My family members have been members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints basically since its beginning. I was born of goodly parents and I have wonderful relatives. Not all members of my family have chosen to remain active members of the Mormon church, but I have. I was taught the gospel of Jesus Christ since birth, and I continue to follow it because it makes me happy. As is true with many young adults, there came a time for me when I had to decide if I wanted to continue going to church and following in the footsteps of my family. I considered both sides of the equation. On the one hand, the thought of the "freedom" that comes from not going to church every Sunday seemed a little bit enticing. I had seen some of my peers having fun and not having to follow many rules, and sometimes that was attractive to me. But then I realized that following the gospel of Jesus Christ isn't restrictive. Yes, commandments are kind of like rules, but I think of them more as a lifestyle. When I live my life in harmony with Jesus Christ, I'm truly happy. When I make decisions that are pleasing to my Father in Heaven I am worthy to have the Holy Ghost with me at all times and I am guided in my daily life. Making the big decisions in life, like where to go to college, which career to pursue, etc. were easier for me because I am guided every day by the influence of the Holy Ghost. Yeah, I still have to make my own decisions, but I know that as long as I make decisions that keep my life in harmony with the teachings of the gospel, then I'll be happy and Heavenly Father will support me. I am a Mormon because I have received my own answers about the truthfulness of the gospel. When you grow up a member of the Mormon church, it's easy to ride on the coattails of your parents, but you can only do it for so long. I absolutely know for myself that the same gospel that Jesus Christ taught in His day is again restored on the earth in our day. I know the priesthood authority that Christ and His apostles had is the same authority that every worthy male member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints can have, too. I know that Christ can be an active part of our lives today if we let Him. What kind of loving and benevolent Father would stop giving us revelation and guidance 2000 years ago? If He loves His children, wouldn't it make sense that He would still be openly and freely enlightening those who accept Him? I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and He suffered and died for all the sins, sorrows, and pains we all experience. Not only does He know our sorrows, but He also knows our joys and He wants to be there for both. I know that His sacrifice was real because I have experienced the power of the Atonement in my life. He is our comfort and our friend. I know that our Savior was resurrected and He lives!

How I live my faith

Currently in my ward (congregation) in Iowa, I am involved in the Primary Program--for kids ages 18 months-12 years old. I am responsible for overseeing the youngest kids (18 mos.- 7 years), as well as teaching lessons for a few months out of the year. I absolutely love it. It's so great to be able to interact with young kids and feel of their amazing Christ-like spirits. The children in our ward might be a little restless sometimes, and hard to settle down, but every once in a while something amazing happens. I also try to live my faith everyday by making righteous decisions and treating others with kindness and respect.

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

We believe that our mortal existence is only a small moment when put into an eternal perspective. After death we believe that spirits will go to a place called the Spirit World. In the Spirit World, learning will be the first priority. All spirits, even those who were members of the Mormon church before death will be taught many things about the gospel and each spirit will be given the opportunity to accept the gospel of Jesus Christ. After the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, we believe that everyone--absolutely everyone--will be resurrected and reunited with our bodies. If we have proven ourselves worthy on Earth and in the Spirit World, as well as been sealed as eternal families in the Temple, we will then live with our families forever. Show more Show less