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Hi I'm Amanda

I'm a wife, daughter, sister, friend. I love traveling! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a traveler. I am an American Sign Language interpreter. I was a Girl Scout. I love everything Italian; I am lucky to have visited there twice to have been adopted by a family as their "American daughter." Sometimes I crochet, sing, and hang out with my friends. I am a daughter of Heavenly Father. I love learning about his children all over the world. I love people. I am a convert who grew up in a part Jewish part Methodist household. I am the only member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in my family - it can have its struggles, but I know it is worth it because it is Christ's church - He leads us, He wants what is best for us - I picture Him standing by me with every step I take as I sojourn through this live on Earth. I look forward to the day where I will be able to see Him face to face as he presents me to my family and friends who have gone before me - a day where I will have a new understanding and appreciation of Heavenly Father's plan. A perfect plan that was made for all of us.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a multi-faith household - my dad's family is Jewish and my mom's comprises many different religions including Catholic, Muslim, Lutheran, and United Methodist. I grew up going to church with my grandparents. I had my first exposure to "Mormons" when I was in high school. After moving across the country to Arizona - I would attend church with some friends here and there but nothing seemed "right." It wasn't until I graduated from high school and was in college that I started actually learning about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. All of the questions I never had answers to were finally no longer questions - they became pearls of wisdom and foundational principles that I was searching for! I learned death doesn't separate a family, I have a father in Heaven who loves me, and we're all in this together!

How I live my faith

I love going to church every week! Sometimes, I'm lucky enough to be able to interpret the meetings for other members in other nearby wards. I'm thankful that the Lord blesses me with opportunities to serve!

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is something that anyone can have if they want to have it. If you want to know something is true, you can pray to Heavenly Father to know of its truthfulness. As you pray, if you pay attention to how you feel while you are praying - and after you've finished your prayer, pay attention to the thoughts that come to your mind. When you feel an affirmation of something and decide for yourself it is true - that is a testimony. You can have a testimony about our prophet who is on the Earth, the law of tithing, the Word of Wisdom, anything that is of the truth that you have a desire to know about. Show more Show less