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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a single, active member of the Church. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Geography. I enjoy reading, cooking, music, PBS documentaries, atlases, maps, road trips, and spending time with family. I served a mission in Chile. A busy schedule with church, work, community singing, and brother/sisters and 17 nieces/nephews keeps my life full and blessed. I currently serve as the Relief Society President in my ward.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church. I have chosen to continue in the Church as an active member because I believe that it is through our Heavenly Father's plan that we can truly understand how to live a full and happy life on Earth. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is a plan of happiness, of how to find happiness on this Earth in all realms of society. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ understand how we can overcome our mortal trials and failings and have a sense of contentment and purpose. I believe that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have a plan for each of us. I believe that by obedience to principles and ordinances taught within the gospel of Jesus Christ that we can be happy and contented on Earth. I believe that it is within the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that we learn about all the principles of happiness and all the ordinances necessary to live Eternal Life. I believe that happiness and contentedness is possible for all people. I know that Heavenly Father is real and that His Son is Jesus Christ who suffered on the cross and was resurrected from the tomb. I know that the Bible is the word of God and that the Book or Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ and is a spiritual record of the people on the American Continent from 600 BC to approximately 475 AD and that it is scripture. I know that in time more spiritual records will come to light from various cultures/locations throughout the world to benefit mankind before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. I know I can learn about real happiness through adhering to the principles of truth taught by Jesus Christ through His apostles and prophets in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ by being example of goodness and charity. I strive to be wholesome in my activities and interactions with others. I am working towards creating temple-like surroundings in my home through not only the literature and music I have but also in the decoration and simplicity I am striving to achieve. My hope is that as people enter my home they will feel a bit of the peace as found in the temples of the Lord.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

The Church of Jesus Christ was established on the Earth by Jesus Christ during his ministry. The Church has had many dispensations headed by different prophets, including Adam, Noah, Moses, Abraham, and others. The last dispensation was opened by Joseph Smith, Jr. who was called by Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ to be the first prophet of this last dispensation before the return of Jesus Christ to the Earth. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

All will be resurrected as resurrection is a gift given to us through Christ's suffering on the cross. Resurrection does not require that we follow a specific religion or fulfill certain requirements. It is freely given to all and all people will be resurrected, no matter their status or situation on Earth. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Visitors are welcome to attend all Church services. On Sundays you may attend all three meetings or you may choose to attend only one meeting. Generally services start with Sacrament Meeting which includes hymn singing and discourses given by members of the congregation. On Sundays there are also meetings for children, youth, women, and men. These meetings revolve around the gospel of Jesus Christ and how we can live the doctrine of Christ in our daily lives. These meetings are geared toward the age group with children learning through lesson and music and the youth and adults learning and discussing relevant topics related to the doctrine of Christ and its application in living a happy, contented life. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

During the First Vision Joseph Smith, Jr saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith, Jr had this vision when he prayed to know which church he should join. He was instructed that he should join none of them as their doctrines were not in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ. I have a testimony of the veracity of Joseph Smith, Jr as a prophet and know that he saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and received instruction from them. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that all people on Earth are children of a Heavenly Father who loves them. Help is extended to all people without regard to race, religion, ethnicity or any other "grouping" of people. Heavenly Father loves all of his children and we seek to help all who are in need, whether it be spiritually, physically, or emotionally. Show more Show less