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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a work-out fanatic. I'm an avid reader. I'm a wife and mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 22 years and am the mother of three beautiful daughters, ages 10 to 18. I am also a fitness instuctor and am passionate about exercise. I have taught fitness classes for the past 15 years and love helping others get in shape and take care of their bodies. I currently teach a class for free twice a week. I also like to run, cycle, hike and lift weights. I have a bachelor's degree in business management but I quit working when my first child was born to be home to raise my children and have loved every minute of it. I love to read--especially historical fiction. I also like cooking and experimenting with new recipes, working in my yard and garden, and am trying to learn to do digital scrapbooking.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon. I have always been active in the Church and have seen many blessings in my life because of living the gospel. I can't remember a time when I didn't believe the Church was true. It has always been a part of my life and has made me the person I am today. It has shaped my values and goals and the decisions I've made in my life. And my life has been happy because of those values and decisions. I have been able to avoid a lot of the pain and suffering and heartache that I see others go through because of the decisions they have made. I am thankful for the direction the commandments of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Church have provided for me. I have studied and prayed and found out for myself that the gospel is true. As I look at my own life and of other faithful members of the Church, I am reminded of the scripture that says, "By their fruits ye shall know them." Living the teachings of the gospel and trying to follow the example of the Savior results in "good fruit." When times are difficult, I am comforted in my knowledge that Heavenly Father has a plan--an eternal plan that will result in my eternal happiness. I know that He loves me and He knows me and what I am going through. I know that He hears and answers my prayers in the way that is best for me.

How I live my faith

On a daily basis I pray and read the scriptures and try to keep the commandments. I also try to follow the example of Jesus Christ by loving others and looking for opportunites to serve them. I try to be kind and unselfish and positive. I try to smile and show the joy I experience from living my faith. I have had many opportunities to serve in different areas in the Church. I have been in charge of our congregation's children's organization as well as leadership roles in youth and women's organizations. I have taught children, teenage girls and women. I have been on committees for activities. I have even coached young women's sports teams! Recently I was responsible for planning and carrying out a week-long summer camp for about 100 teenage girls. I have learned and grown in each of these opportunities and been challenged when they were something out of my comfort zone. However, as I prayed and relied on the Lord for help, I was able to be successful.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

We believe that Jesus Christ is the literal Son of God. He is a seperate and distinct person from Heavenly Father. We believe that He was born of Mary over 2000 years ago and lived a perfect life. He taught us to love and serve others and established His Church on the earth. He was persecuted and ultimately crucified. Because of his suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross and His death and Resurrection, everyone who has lived on the earth will be resurrected. Every person also has the opportunity to be forgiven of their sins, if they will repent. As we diligently strive to follow His example and repent when we fall short, His Atonement will make up the difference and we can become perfected in Him. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

As a Mormon woman, I am educated and involved in my community. I worked until I had my first child and then my husband and I decided that it would be best if I were a full time mother. I have outside interests and activities, including exercise classes, book club, taking classes and volunteering. My husband and I are equal partners in our home. We consult and discuss important decisions about our family and make those decisions together. My husband works to provide for our family and I am home when the kids come and go. We go on vacations together, play together, do projects together and have dinner together as a family almost every night. I usually do the cooking, with everyone's help, and my husband often does the clean up! I know I'm pretty lucky in that regard. I take care of all our family finances because I have a finance background. My husband is my biggest fan and he encourages me to try new things and to be the best I can be in whatever pursuits I am involved with. Show more Show less