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Hi I'm Amy

I a teacher and a mother. I am a Mormon.

About Me

 I am a working mom who teachers middle school U.S. History. I love to learn and I love to read. I enjoy teaching because I love to share what I learn with others. The most important thing to me in the world is my family, especially my son! 

Why I am a Mormon

My father and my husbands parents are both converts. Though I was born and raised in the Church, I too had to go through the conversion process. As a teen and young adult I gained a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ through personal study and prayer. I am a Mormon because I know the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ are true. What is most important to me is my personal relationship with my Heavenly Father and my savior Jesus Christ. This relationship brings me a peace and contentment in my life, come what may.

How I live my faith

 I have held several rolls with in the church. I currently work with the children in the church, both in our Primary as a leader and also as a Cub Scout leader. I have also worked with the music program of the church, which is a wonderful chance to share the spirit of Heavenly Father with people through poetry and song. I also currently work to help plan a monthly welcoming event where we introduce newer members to our congregation.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Amy
The purpose of the Church welfare program is to help people to help themselves. My father became very ill when I was a teenager and we needed to aid of the church to get food for our family. But in exchange my parents did community service. That way our families needs are being met but not by a handout but a hand-up. Show more Show less

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

Amy
Imagine a elementary school student who has just learned to read. One day the teacher comes in and says, you have learned to read, now here is your science textbook. We have a test on Friday. The science textbook is a college biology book. Though that child may attempt to read the book and study for the test, there is no way they will be able to understand the information, they are just not ready for it yet. That is how the temple is. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Amy
 I think it is wonderful that the LDS church does not have paid clergy. We all pitch in to help each other and serve each other. We do not aspire to the positions we hold within the church, instead we are called to serve in positions that helps others and teachs us. I have a testimony that those who are selected to serve are selected by inspiration. Heavenly Father knows who and what his children need and can utilize the people who will best serve that need.   Show more Show less