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Hi I'm Ami. I love vanilla milk and

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I finished a Bachelor's Degree at Brigham Young University, but have been a full-time mother for 21 years, with lots of opportunities to serve in church, in the schools and the community. Last year I held a part-time job to bring ballroom dancing instruction to 5th grade students in the public schools. I have always loved dance and making it possible for children who wouldn't otherwise experience it was rewarding. My husband travels out of the country for business and I have been able to go with him a few times, but mostly I am holding down the fort (somewhat) at home. I volunteer teach a rare after-school scripture study class for high school students and work in the nursery class on Sundays. My oldest son left home for a mission to Brazil at the end of August 2011.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a long line of Mormons, to start with. They were great people and I never really felt the need to leave. I did, however, need to know for myself that it was true. At 12, I met a youth camp counselor who was envious of my membership because her parents would not consent for her to be baptized. That made me really appreciate what I had and made me want to WANT it the same way she did. After extra reading and praying, I wholeheartedly chose to BE a member of this gospel -- not just attend this church. I soaked up everything that was offered and read all the books of scripture during high school Seminary, falling in love with the scriptures just as they are written in the King James Version of the Bible. My faith got me through all the negative stuff that happens in high school and just got stronger and stronger. It is so written on my heart now, that I don't hardly have to think about it. I love sharing the gospel with the youth of the church through Seminary because I loved the program when I was their age and they have so much good they can do!

How I live my faith

For 13 years, while my children were in elementary school, I worked in their classrooms as a volunteer and did many things for the Parent Teacher Association. Now I do many unpaid functions for the non-profit youth ballroom dance team that my son and daughter participate in, like costuming, publicity and events. As I mentioned above, I teach a daily scripture study class to local kids who are members (and some of their friends) while school is in session. Most of these classes meet at 6 a.m. before school, but in Federal Way, we have a session in the afternoon for those who can't make morning (or don't have conflicts in the afternoon). I also love working with the small children in the nursery on Sunday. They sit with their parents during our general worship service and then come to my class. Since my children are grown, it's nice to have 2 and 3 year olds once a week. While I can't tell my children what to do as they get older, I try to be a good example to them and be available when they need my help. In general, I try to be a positive factor with them and with everyone that I meet. My blood type is B+ (be positive) and I think of that as my motto. For example, when I need to go to the store at midnight, I thank the people who are working at that hour for making it possible for me to get something that I forgot earlier. I try to imagine how Christ would treat them if he were here and use that as a guide.