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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in the Great Midwest, the Crossroads of America...Indiana. My ancestors come from many countries including Japan, France, Ireland, Scotland, and Germany. I have many interests that have enriched my life greatly, none more than my desire to learn and grow. It has taken me from the suburbs to the small towns of Indiana to the Big Apple known as New York City and now to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. I am an educator, a consultant, and a lifelong learner. Most of all, I am a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a wife, and someday, hopefully, a mother.

Why I am a Mormon

I know I am a daughter of God, that He lives, that He knows us individually, and that He loves us. I have felt His hand in my life and seen it in the lives of many near and dear to me. As a child I believed because of the testimony of my mother, but as an adult I came to that moment where belief is put to the test. I made the conscious choice to learn for myself and to ask God if the gospel was true, particularly if the Book of Mormon was true. I took him up on his offer to prove Him. Not only did I study and ask, but I sincerely desired to know with the intention I would strive to live the gospel if I came to know of its truthfulness. My personal experiences have brought me to the testimony I have that Jesus is the Christ, Joseph Smith was His chosen prophet to restore the gospel, and Thomas S. Monson is His prophet on the earth today. I am grateful for the understanding that families are forever. During painful times of life, I have felt the Lord's guiding hand and the increase of my testimony as I've chosen to follow Him, despite the worldly consequences. Because of this, I have had joy even during times of sorrow. I hold my testimony dear and have learned that I must continue to nurture and cultivate it. The gospel reassures me that the pain and grief of this life is but temporary, that we can overcome the struggles, disappointments, and temptations of this world. We can forgive, we can heal, and we can have hope.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith in my daily life: at home, at work, and at church. Family is important to me! I want to be there for my mother as she has always been for me. I enjoy being involved in the lives of my siblings and their families as much as time allows. I don't yet have children of my own, but have been close to my nieces and nephews. I try to be an influence for good in their lives by example and by helping when they need me. Well into my thirties, I was blessed to meet a loving man who is now my husband. I still hope to one day have children of my own. Meanwhile, I try to be a positive example of my beliefs at work, with colleagues and acquaintances. I hope others see my love for our Savior, Jesus Christ, the surety of my testimony in His gospel, and my desire to continue to become a better person in every way. At church I have had many opportunities to serve that have given me lots of joy. I'm amazed at the Lord's hand in my life, even down to the simple matter of giving me opportunities to serve that have also helped me grow. I have taught the youth in Sunday School and in the young women's organization. I have also served numerous times in our women's organization as a teacher and a leader. I have even taught Gospel Doctrine, the adult Sunday School class. Each opportunity to serve has given me much more in return. Describing how I live my faith isn't easy. It isn't a list of items to be completed daily or weekly. It involves every choice I make, my understanding of the present, and my hope in the future. Living my faith is a way of life.