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Hi I'm Amanda

I am a mother to 4 beautiful children.

About Me

I am a wife and a mother to 4 children. I love to learn new hobbies and skills. I love to sew, bake, scrapbook, clean, and exercise. I am a registered nurse with experience with moms and babies, but I am not currently working. My family means the world to me and I try to be the best mother and wife to them that I can be.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon family. I always had a knowledge of the gospel since I had been taught gospel principles all my life, but everyone needs to gain their own personal testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. When I was 13 I read The Book of Mormon for the first time. Towards the end of the book, in Moroni, there is a promise that if you want to know if those words are true that if you pray with faith the Holy Ghost will manifest the truth to you. I prayed for this knowledge for myself and I felt the Holy Spirit confirm in my heart, without a shadow of a doubt, that the words in The Book of Mormon are true. I have since read the Book of Mormon many other times and as I read I feel the Spirit confirm that what I am reading is true. 

How I live my faith

I am currently serving at church as the Scout Committee Chairman. Scouting is a great way to help encourage boys aged 11-18 to be well-rounded, morally clean leaders of our future. So I serve with a committee of scoutmasters and parents to effectively plan a scouting program that fits our boys' needs. In the past I have served in various ways at church. I have spent many years teaching children ages 5 and under simple scripture stories and how they can be applied to their lives. I have also taught girls age 12 and 13 about how they are special daughters of God and how they can grow closer to their Father in Heaven. I have also helped with the planning of fun activities for families to enjoy at church. No matter where I serve at church, I have always enjoyed what I do and I find myself growing as I face new challenges.  

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

Amanda
The temple is a sacred and holy place. Just as you would not let a muddy dog come into your clean house, Heavenly Father does not want someone who is not living appropriately to enter His house. None of us are perfect, but if we are living virtuously and in line with the teachings of Christ, then we are prepared to be in tune with the Spirit to more fully understand the principles taught in the temple.   There is nothing secret going on in the temple. Members of the church who go to the temple do not discuss details of their experiences in the temples because it is very special and sacred to us. In the temple, families are sealed together forever. This means that in the temple under the proper authority the family is sealed to withstand the bonds of death and continue on after this life on earth. Since we know life continues on after this earthly life, we want to redeem the dead and do the work for our ancestors that did not have the same opportunities while they were on the earth so that we may be sealed with them too. Families are a central part of the gospel plan and it is out of our love for our families and our Heavenly Father that we attend the temples regularly. Show more Show less