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Hi I'm Jamie Amora

I am a childhood cancer survivor, and I'm Mormon.

About Me

I had Leukemia when I was a child. It was very traumatic for me mentally and physically. When I was a teenager I was really angry at the Dr’s who treated me. I felt like they didn’t do enough to treat me in the least painful way. I would have nightmares about Dr’s very frequently that would wake me up crying, I was so shaken I couldn’t get back to sleep till morning. As a teenager I really didn’t know if I believed in God. I decided to pray and ask God if he was there. I felt if there was a God he would let me know that he was there. So I prayed, and I felt warm and peaceful, more warm and happy than I had since before I was so angry. No angels came, but I felt different, Happy, peaceful and warm like my Mom had put a warm blanket around me to make me feel better. I felt I needed to start living the things the church taught. At first I didn’t try very hard to make right choices. My peace and happiness went up and down as I struggled. When I did the things the prophets taught, I was happier, when I let things slide, I felt dark inside. I even started wearing black lipstick to show how I felt inside at those times. I eventually realized this pattern and decided to start reading the scriptures again and read everyday. I felt happier than ever and soon realized a peace I never had before. The nightmares finally began to fade, I rarely woke up crying at night, If I did I said a prayer or read my scriptures and I was able to go back to sleep.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because it makes me happy. I know that sound wierd but I've tried not doing what this church teaches and life is worse. I try every day to be a good person, and Heavenly Father blesses me with happiness. Some people think you couldn't be hapy as a mormon because there are to many rules, but those "rules" are bluprints for happiness, not things to give up just because the church says so, they make sense if you study ponder and pray about them.

How I live my faith

I live my Faith by Loving others. I try to be open minded to everyone, and I try not to judge people. I don't know what that person has been through so how can I dislike them, even if I don't like thier actions I can love the person they could be. God loves his children and I should also. When you treat everyone with respect life is better for everyone. Christ said: "If you do it unto the least of these my brethern ye have done it unto me" Mathew 25:40. So I show my love for God by loving others.