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Hi I'm Amanda

I have a degree in mechanical engineering. I'm a stay-at-home mom of 3 cute kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I met and married my husband while we were still in college. I felt very strongly about completing a college education, and I earned a degree in mechanical engineering when I was pregnant with my first child. I chose to stay at home with him, and it is a decision I'm so grateful to have made. I'm currently a "domestic engineer." I love to cook and sometimes crochet, especially baby things. I suppose that's partially because they are so little and cute, but mostly because I don't have the patience to crochet a sweater for an adult!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, so I had an easy time finding the gospel. But that doesn't mean that I always knew it to be the truth. As a child, I just accepted it because that what my family did. It wasn't until later that I truly developed a knowledge that it was true. I was a teenager before I started to truly develop a testimony of Jesus Christ. And I feel that I'm still not all the way there. It's a process. No lightning has hit me, nor has a booming voice from the heavens proclaimed that Jesus is the Christ. But I feel in my heart that He is. Even as I write this, I feel the truth of it with my whole being. He is the Savior of the world and loves each of us deeply.

How I live my faith

I live a relatively simple life. I raise my kids. I teach piano. I try to be helpful to others. I strive to be charitable. I do my best to love all of God's children. I teach in the women's Spanish break-off class at church because I speak some Spanish. I'm not exactly fluent, but the other sisters in the class are very patient with me and they help me when I falter. They are all so loving. We are a much smaller group than the English-speaking class. But we feel the Spirit of God just the same, regardless of the language we use or the number of people. It is universal to us all, as long as we seek it and listen.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

The Bible consists of the Old Testament and the New Testament. We know that the Old Testament is a record of God's dealings with the people of the earth before Christ was born. We learn of many prophesies there, including many prophets who spoke of the coming of a Savior. The New Testament is a record that tells of Jesus Christ, and his role as our Savior. It is a wonderful place to learn of Jesus and his earthly ministry. The Bible, like the Book of Mormon, tells us of God's will for us. Show more Show less