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Hi I'm Amanda

I've moved seven times in the last eight years. I'm a wife and mother. I love buying local. I'm a Democrat. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife and mother, taking time out of my busy at-home schedule to contribute to my community. I'm a member of a local planning commission and it's gratifying to take off my "mommy" hat and put on my "yes, I really do have some college degrees and can speak in full sentences" hat. Although I LOVE being a mother. I always knew I'd cherish my kids, but no one told me how much fun it is! I love exploring new ways to eat organic and whole foods on my husband's public servant salary.

Why I am a Mormon

I've lived in over fourteen different church congregations since I was eight years old. And no matter the racial or socio-economic demographics of these wards - from the South to the West to the Northeastern United States - they were all home. Home because the members of the ward were united in a common goal to serve one another and get to know their Savior. Moving so often has strengthened my testimony. We're all human beings, with disparate challenges - and some of them are so hard!! - but we are blessed with a knowledge of a Savior who loves us enough to have both died for us and to have restored His Gospel in its fullness. This Gospel provides an eternal perspective that takes the sting out of my own trials and weaknesses, because I know that I have a Savior who knows me by name and can succor me when I fall.

How I live my faith

I love visiting teaching! When I was little, I would accompany my mother on her visits, coloring books in tow. I don't know that I listened very much to the messages she shared, but I did recognize my mother's commitment to the Gospel and to the individual. As an adult now, I love the Church's emphasis on personal ministry, and monthly visits with other women in my congregation reinforce my knowledge that we are our brother's and sister's keepers on this earth.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

The principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ are so simple He loves us. He is there for us. We can serve others as the Lord would serve us. Families are important. Our world is so complex, and there are those that espouse moral relativism. Mormons believe that there are eternal truths. Love God. Obey His commandments. Love one another. Show more Show less