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Hi I'm Amy

I like to be happy. I like to help others be happy. I'm happy that I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Amy. I am a senior majoring in communication. I love school, but will be happy to be done and begin putting my newly acquired skills to good use! But life is by no means on hold until graduation! I enjoy kayaking on lakes, flying kites, picnics, and swings. My favorite place to kayak is on calm lakes. I like to share these things with others, so whenever I can convince a friend or family member to come along, I love it! Mostly, I just enjoy being around good people, and making good memories.

Why I am a Mormon

The members of this church are great people to be around. Of course there are exceptions, and none of us are perfect, but in general, Mormons are some of the most welcoming and genuine people I know. They good people, trying to follow our Savior. They are a pleasure to be with and to learn from. The social benefits of being a member of this church are nothing in comparison to the great truths that are in my life because of it. Because of this gospel I have a better understanding of my relationship with my Heavenly Father and with my Savior Jesus Christ. I know what they expect of me, and I better understand my potential. This gospel helps me to continually grow closer to my Savior, and because of that growth, I am happy and at peace with myself. Because this church has all of the truths of Christ's gospel, it brings me more purpose, greater happiness, and an increased perspective of this life. It makes me happy.

How I live my faith

The Savior taught that by "small and simple things, great things are brought to pass." So it is with living my faith. I haven't saved any starving children or started a humanitarian fund. I haven't traveled to Jerusalem or seen angels. But, I do live my faith. I live it in the daily things, and it has begun to define my life. I begin and end each day with a prayer to my Heavenly Father. I talk to Him throughout the day, in both gratitude and in supplication. He loves me. I study His word found in the scriptures every day. This includes reading from both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I try to follow the example of His Son. This is done by little things, by listening to others, by doing good around my home and neighborhood. I try to avoid doing things contrary to the will of God, and when I make mistakes, I seek to repent. I live a normal life. I go to school and work hard in my studies. I go to work so I can buy groceries and gas. I have a lot of fun with friends and try to show my love to my family. It's normal things, but I see that my life is so much happier and more fulfilling when I don't contaminate it with things that are contrary to the Lord's teachings. Many people think that living as God commands is boring, or imprisoning, but my experience is is just the opposite. It is an elevated way to live, and it is not impossible. I am not tied down by addiction or looming regrets. I am at peace with myself, and I am happy. This comes by living my faith in the little things, day by day.