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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a Registered Nurse. I like to shoot guns, jet ski & everything in between. I live, laugh, love & play & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a blended family of 11 in Utah where we practiced our Faith everyday...after high school I drifted away from everything I'd been taught to look for something better. I came to the Pacific Northwest 14 years ago, lost and looking for myself and something better. I took a lot of wrong turns, but didn't truly find myself until I took a second look at the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I saw the hand of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ working in my life. I realized Jesus Christ truly is my Savior and that I wanted to live my life for Him. Today, I am a Home Health RN. I love to spend time with my friends and to visit my family, most of whom are in Utah, whenever I can. I especially love my nieces and nephews and think that playing with them or chatting on Skype completes any day. Though, I usually work harder than I play I love to be outdoors hiking, camping, fishing, & I recently took up shooting guns again. I'm a pretty good shot, if I do say so myself. ;)

Why I am a Mormon

Five years ago I got clean and sober. The changes that happened in my life allowed my mind to clear and gave me a chance to get to know myself. I started to see how His hand was working to help me and realized I really am a child of God, that He knows me and loves me. Those realizations helped me to remember the Gospel of Jesus Christ, something I had pushed away for years because I thought I knew a better way. I began praying and reading the scriptures. One day I just knew that I could not live without the Gospel anymore if I wanted to experience true happiness and serenity. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I believe the Gospel is true. I am grateful that it was restored, in its fulness, and is taught in its fulness through the scriptures, a living prophet and apostles. Prayer is my lifeline and I know He listens - I love my Father in Heaven, my Savior Jesus Christ and His Gospel. What I have learned for myself is that it was one thing to be raised as a Latter-Day Saint, and completely another to find for myself what I was looking for and be converted to it. Life is good.

How I live my faith

I strive to live what I believe. Believe me, I don't always do it well, but I try. Being a Latter-Day Saint is the glue that holds my life together. I have found that when I am following the commandments and live the Gospel that life is easier. Don't get me wrong: there are still challenges, heartaches and pain, but with Jesus Christ and His Gospel in my life I am better able to handle whatever life throws at me. I find true joy in serving others wherever I am, be it work, home, church, or community. I am currently serving as a co-chair for the Mid-Single Adults (30-50 years old) for the church, in our area, planning activities and reaching out to others. I also teach the 4-5 year olds in Primary (children's church), which brings me a lot of joy. The blessings seem to outweigh the challenges and I am grateful for the friendships that have come from serving others.

Are Mormons Christians?

Amy
The official name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints bears the name of Jesus Christ because we believe that this is the same church Jesus Christ established during His Earthly ministry. We believe The Church of Jesus Christ was restored, in its fulness, in these Latter-Days. In every sense of the definition of Christian, we are also Christians. Everything we believe, teach and do leads back to Him and to Heavenly Father's plan for us, His children. His Gospel was restored through Joseph Smith, whom we believe was a Prophet called of God. Many people believe that we worship the Prophet, when indeed we do not, but believe that the Church is led by a living Prophet (currently, it is Thomas S. Monson), through direct revelation from Jesus Christ. Show more Show less