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Hi I'm Amanda Velarde

I grew up in Atlanta, Ga. I am a pediatric nurse, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have been married for a year and a half. I just graduated with my nursing degree, and I am currently working as a pediatric nurse at a hospital here in Atlanta, Georgia. Being a new nurse is stressful but amazing and a very rewarding career! My husband works as a Personal Banker for Wells Fargo. He also just graduated with a degree in business and finance. I absolutely love kids, even though we do not yet have any of our own. My husband and I have a strong love for boating, the beach, and basically all water sports!  

Why I am a Mormon

Because it makes me happy. I am happy to be alive. I am so happy to know that I have a purpose, and this life here does matter. I am Mormon because I know this is the true church of Jesus Christ. I know He lived and died for us. I know that God answers prayers. I know that He loves me and each and everyone of His children.  

How I live my faith

By simpling trying to make good choices and doing the right thing. I try to serve and love other, as Jesus has taught us to do. Though I am not always perfect, I try to be kind and forgiving. I believe that if you have the ability, you should do what you can to help others. I participate and assist in planning of service projects. Sometimes I teach Sunday school lessons. I help prepare activities specifically designed for the women of the church. I live my faith by working hard to live by the commandments that have been given to us by God and His son Jesus Christ.   

Are Mormons Christians?

Amanda Velarde
A Christan is someone who believes Jesus is the Christ and follow His teachings. I know that Jesus is the Christ. I read and follow His teachings given to us through the the Bible, as well as the Book of Mormon, which is in fact another testament of Jesus Christ. I know that through His atoning sacrifice, we can repent and be forgiven of our sins. Show more Show less