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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a single Latter-day Saint woman who has never been married, there have been some opportunities to marry but they were not the right situation for me and I was guided by my Savior and Heavenly Father in making those difficult decisions. I pursued my education including a bachelor's and master's degree in social work. I am licensed as a social worker in the state of Arizona and am currently pursuing an independent license, so I can gain further knowledge and experience in my life and career. I come from a large family and enjoy the blessing of having nieces and nephews, who live about three hours away from where I currently live. I live in a somewhat rural area in Arizona that continues to grow and have been blessed with my decision to pursue a job in this rural community, which has given me a greater wealth of experience than I ever hoped to gain in my career and life. Don't worry I also like to have fun! I attend LDS singles events in my area and in my family's area when I visit them. I love to dance, took ballroom dancing lessons for a couple of years and grew to love and enjoy and find some newfound confidence while I pursued that. I am friends with some of my co-workers and occasionally go out with them. I enjoy outdoor activities, such as walking, hiking and I've become a regular at a water aerobics class at our local pool. And I love traveling and I do go on the occasional fun date here and there!

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Well, I was raised in an active Mormon home, my father was a convert to the Church at the age of 12 and my mother was raised my inactive parents. But my father and mother both chose to live the teachings of the Mormon faith and were married in a Mormon temple for time and eternity. Neither sets of their parents were able to attend the ceremony in the temple. Part of the reason, I am a Mormon is because of my family, but the other part is that I decided I was going to learn and try to live the teachings of Jesus Christ to the best of my ability. I live my faith because I am happier living it than living the ways of the world. Even though, I am not married and do not currently have children, I find living my faith brings me added blessings and knowledge I would not otherwise have and I try to be an example to others, I don't always suceed, but I make a valiant effort.

How I live my faith

I attend a traditional ward boundaries of where a certain number of members live which consists of people of all ages from the youngest newborn to the older men and women and I love it. I am part of a community and family. I am recently served as a teacher and leader in the children's organization, Primary, for the 8-11 year old girls and loved teaching them and spending time with them. Their witness and love of the gospel of Jesus Christ has strengthened my own. I currently serve in the women's organization assisting with all the sisters in the women's organization to ensure they are contacted every month. I am also assigned to visit four sisters in my ward with another sister companion. We make monthly contact and often try to visit them in person at least every couple of months. We all learn from each other.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Amy
The reason only some Mormons are allowed into our temples is because they have to meet standards of worthiness, which means there are certain things they must do consistently to be allowed in the temple, some of those things are consistently paying 1/10th of their income, attending church meetings regularly, chastity before marriage and fidelity in marriage. There is nothing secret going on in temples, it is a very sacred place and because it is so sacred, certain standards have to be met to enter. Show more Show less