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Hi I'm Amy

Humanitarian, quirky, and totally Mormon.

About Me

I've been involved in humanitarian work on and off since right out of high school. From the first little orphan I taught to walk, I've been hooked. I've been so blessed in the parent department - I want to help kids who don't have that luxury. So now I work at a nonprofit that helps orphanages with food and medicine and volunteers in South America. Best. Job. Ever. Other than that, I'm a regular Joe. I play the piano (sort of) and the guitar (a little) and the harmonica (ok, that's a stretch) and the kazoo (I'm pretty much a pro). I'm an amateur cyclist, photographer, knitter, seamstress, linguist, web designer, and gardener. Some of my favorite things to do are getting together with friends for game nights, hiking with my boyfriend, and going on random adventures, like frog hunting (with a camera) at the local pond, creating costumes from items at the second-hand store, and taking road trips to exotic locations like Paris and Moscow (erm... the cities in Idaho, that is...).

Why I am a Mormon

Reading the scriptures and listening to the prophet help me feel the Holy Ghost. They help me improve my relationship with God. The Holy Ghost shows me how to improve myself and serve others in ways I just wouldn't come up with on my own. The gospel of Jesus Christ makes life better, and the church helps me understand the gospel and how to apply it. I've been through some rough times, but the strength I've gotten through the church and its teachings have made them bearable and made the good times so much better.

How I live my faith

The love I feel from God spills out into my life, and I have to share it - with the orphans I serve, with my family, with everyone. Keeping it to myself is not an option. To share it, I've worked as a mentor with underprivileged kids in the local community, and I've taught young children at church. Also, I regularly visit women from my branch to let them know they're loved and to make sure their needs are met. Having moved quite a bit in my life, I also have a soft spot for new people, so I try to make sure newcomers feel welcome and loved.