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Hi I'm Amira.

I'm a daughter, a sister, a friend, a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of 5 kids, and from good 'ole Southern California. I was adopted when I was a baby. My biological mother was not member of the church, but I was blessed enough to be adopted by two wonderful people who I call my parents. Because of them and their decisions to live the gospel, I had the opportunity to be raised in a household with two active members of the church, and four older siblings to set an example for me. I don't doubt for even a second that Heavenly Father put me in the family that He did, for a specific reason. If He didn't, I more than likely would not be a member of this church today. I am grateful each and every day for the opportunity I had to be raised in the gospel and to learn gospel principles at a young age. I would not be where I'm at today if it weren't for the incredible parents that I have and there examples to me. I am currently living at home, attending community college, staying active in church, and working towards being a good wife and a mother.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church my whole life. Throughout my life, I've found myself struggling at times. I've had to find out for myself if the church is true. I've received my own answer time and time again. So many things in my life haven't made sense. I think there are many things in our lives that do not make sense. This gospel of Jesus Christ is the only thing that I have found that actually does. Anywhere you go, the gospel stays the same. I know that our Heavenly Father loves each and every one of us. He longs for us to reach out to Him. But sometimes our own knowledge and opinions or thoughts can keep us from Him. God explains that “My thoughts are not your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8). We cannot, nor will we ever be able to understand everything God does. But one of the choices that we must make is the choice on when the signs God has given us of His love are enough. I can admit that I do not understand everything the Lord has done and continues to do in my life. I do not fully understand His thoughts and reasons for the things that He does. I have learned and am continuing to learn and strengthen my own testimony of our Heavenly Father’s love for me, because I have the desire to do so. Without the desire, we cannot progress. I know this is the only true gospel on the earth. And it is not because I have seen a vision like Joseph Smith, or had an angel appear to me, or because there is physical evidence of this or that. It is not because I have seen Him in person. It is because I have felt His love in my life. I have seen miracles in my own life, and among friends and family members. It is because of experiences that I've had in my own personal life that have brought me closer to Him. It is because I have felt that sense of peace and joy in my own heart, and in my own life. And it is because I know that true happiness can only be found through our Lord and our Savior; through this gospel. And that right there is good enough for me.

How I live my faith

I have learned that if we live the gospel and are obedient to the commandments, we will be happy. Genuinely happy, and everything else will fall into place. If we are doing what we're supposed to be doing and following Christ, we will be blessed. How can you go wrong with that? It's simple - you can't. I love the gospel because it makes sense. That which is good, cometh from God. That which is evil, cometh from the Devil... I'm just doing my best to be obedient and to be the woman my Heavenly Father wants me to be.