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Hi I'm Amy

I grew up in Singapore. I am a stay at home mom with 5 kids and a husband.

About Me

Coming from Singapore where the national pastime is eating, I love to cook and eat all kinds of food - Chinese, American, Malay, Mexican, Indian, Italian, etc. To me, good food brings people together. Many of our family gatherings center around food, and it gives us the opportunity to share old memories and make new ones. I enjoy music and reading. I have also recently taken up the hobby of digital scrapbooking and it has been a thrill to see memories come to life in a photo/journal book. I graduated from college with a degree in business management and worked for a couple of years until the birth of my first child. I now have 5 kids! It is rare to hear of an Asian with this many kids, but they have been a tremendous blessing in my life. I love them, even when they drive me crazy! Some people might wonder why I "wasted" my college education by staying home with my kids, but I know it was one of the best preparations for me to be a mom. These are just some of the skills or knowledge I use from my college education - budgeting, time mangement, resource planning, scheduling, managing the crew (kids), dealing with moral, ethical and fairness issues, research and development, and project management.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church has been an anchor in my life because I learned to develop a personal relationship with the Savior Jesus Christ from a young age. My parents were converts to the Church and they gave me the opportunity to decide for myself if being LDS was for me. They took me to Church growing up, but they never forced it on me. When I was a teenager, they would even try reverse psychology on me and ask why I was using my precious study time to go to midweek activities. Growing up in Singapore, there is a lot of pressure to do well in school and there is homework almost 7 days a week and through the holidays as well. Until I went to college, I was usually the only LDS in the entire school. This gave me the chance to ask myself some hard questions; and it in turn opened my heart to communication with the Lord. I knew and felt in my heart that it was okay that none of my school friends went to Church with me because I knew that the Church was true. It was okay that my standards were a little different from others because I knew that was what the Lord wanted me to do. I knew the gospel and Church was true because I saw the blessings that came. Being a mormon is not only a belief but a way of life. It affects not just my Sunday worship, but my everday activities as well. If I start the day with a prayer with my kids before they go to school, I feel the Lord's protection over them when I can't be with them. When I try to live the gospel, I am a better mom, a better wife, a better friend. It truly brings happiness and peace. I am a Mormon because I know God lives and loves everyone, Jesus is the Christ, the Savior, the Redeemer. Because I am a Mormon, I have a personal relationship with Him that I cherish. I am a Mormon because living the teachings of the Lord has blessed my life. I am a Mormon because I know in my heart and mind that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true because it is the Lord's Church.

How I live my faith

The Church has given me opportunities to grow and develop over the years as I served in different positions, not because I was the most qualified, but because the Lord wanted me to learn and to serve others. I currently teach a gospel principles class to a group of women once a month on Sunday. There is a lesson manual to follow and it is the backbone of the lesson, but it is a time for discussion among the women of not only what the gospel principle is, but how we can live it today. I am humbled and touched whenever the ladies share their feelings and sometimes very personal experiences with everyone. The Spirit of the Lord testifies of truth when it is shared and if you pay attention, you will recognize it in your heart. I also serve on a music committee for our area in the Church. I mainly help with organizing and maintaining the music library so Choir directors can borrow music to use in their congregational performances. Sometimes I gather information and sometimes i prepare information - handouts, flyers, and such. My favorite service opportunity is when I go with a fellow female companion once a month to visit a couple of other women in our area. It gives me the opportunity to develop friendships, which is really great since I only recently moved to Arizona. Moreover, it is a tremendous blessing and comfort to visit and to learn from each other. The stalwart examples of these faithful women strengthens my resolve to strive and do better each day.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Amy
Through the Holy Ghost, one can receive direct and personal revelation from God. The Holy Ghost can tell you in your heart and mind what is true. God's truth is eternal and the Holy Ghost is the messenger. If you want to know what He wants for you, try following His ways and listen to the Holy Ghost's promptings. What a tremendous blessing it is to constantly have the Holy Ghost with you and hence it is called the gift of the Holy Ghost. This means you can feel His companionship and promptings all the time. it can comfort in times of stress, it can calm in times of trial and hardship, it can enlighten in times of confusion or indecision, it can warn in times of danger, it can confirm testimony and knowledge and it can enhance in times of joy and happiness. I am thankful for the gift of the Holy Ghost because it is with His help that I can better live the gospel each day as a mother, a wife, and a friend. Show more Show less