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Hi I'm Amanda.

I'm an Arizona girl that loves the sunshine. I am studying to become a registered nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married since 2007. We dont have any children yet, but we are blessed to have 13 neices and nephews we get to frequently babysit. I am currently unemployed and so I work at being a good housewife. I love to swim and could spend all day in the pool if we had one of our own. My husband is in school for Computer Networking and I am studying to become a RN. Life can be crazy and hectic most days but that is what life is. We all have our own personal struggles and hard times. I've learned that it is not the struggles themselves that mold our lives; but it is what we choose to learn from them that determine the type of person that we are and will become. I have been blessed to have a strong pioneer heritage and I try to live my life to become someone that my ancestors will be proud of. I dont have all the answers; But I try to keep my eyes open and myself ready for whatever life throws at me. Having a bad attitude about life doesnt help you or anyone else around you. If you choose to see only the bad things that happen, your eyes and heart are so closed off that you will miss all the great and wonderful parts. My life hasnt been all roses and rainbows. I have made mistakes in my life that I still regret. But I know that dwelling on my mistakes only takes my focus away from what I can accomplish today. We are here to learn and to love. We have to open ourselves to others and help make someone else's day. Helping others reminds us of how much we have truely been given.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I was blessed to be born into an LDS family, I still had to find the truth for myself. I was a good girl with loving parents that taught me wrong from right. They also taught me to be smart, strong, independant and responsible. My true conversion happened as a teenager at the age of 15. I was preparing to enter high school in Arkansas where we were living at the time. I was extremely nervous and even scared; I was shaking and my stomach was tumbling so bad I thought I would throw up. But I was also too embarressed about it to talk to my parents or even my siblings. Stories were told by my classmates about how badly new freshmen were treated. That older kids would throw the freshmen into trash cans, trip them and even throw food at them just for being a freshman. I was not weak and always felt like I could take care of myself. But I knew I wasnt ready to face this new adversary in the form of juniors and seniors, football and basketball athletes and snobby cheerleaders. The night before our first day of school, after everyone else had gone to bed I read some scriptures to try and clear my head so I could sleep. I laid down and tried to rest but I couldnt. I tossed and turned and tried to relax but sleep wouldnt come. I had a boulder inside of my stomach and butterflies bouncing around in my head. So after getting frusterated I got on my knees and prayed. I prayed and asked that if everything I had been taught was true and that if I just had faith I would be ok and not be put in harms way. Before I could even get the full sentence out of my head I felt a massive warmth spread from my head down to my toes. It startled me so much it made me catch my breath. It was the best feeling I have ever felt in my life. I could feel the Holy Ghost telling me it would all be alright. All of the tension melted out of me. It felt like a perfect hug from the inside out and top to bottom. I will never forget the love and warmth I felt that night alone in my room.

How I live my faith

I love being a member of The Churst of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I've been able to meet amazing people in this Church. I am currently the teacher for the 12-13 year old girls in our small ward. Each one of them are so beautiful and are becoming wonderful young women. I enjoy getting to see them every Sunday in class and each Wednesday for our mutual activities. Their hugs and greetings always brighten my day and make me smile. I enjoy teaching these girls because it gives me the opportunity to pass along the knowledge and wisdom that I have gained though experiences in my family, school and everyday life. I hope that they can learn from my mistakes and not repeat them. I try to help them see the "big picture" and to step a little outside their comfort zone to be the type of beacon that this world needs. I make sure know that they are beautiful by the Lord's standard; That it doesnt matter what the rest of the world says is popular or "in style". They are a blessing to me. I know they can accomplish anything in this life. This Church is not about being popular or famous. This is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is the same church that He put in place and we live to follow his teachings. I know that it is not always easy to go against the crowd. When the rest of the world says our clothes should be so short, so tight and so transparent; when the world says we should feel free to use foul language or to have sexual relations outside of marriage; it is hard to try and help others understand that there is a greater way to be and to live. We are children of our Heavenly Father, not some genetic mistake or evolutionary happening. We were created in His image and should hold ourselves as such. I try to help those around me see that the Gospel of Christ is the way to true happiness. I try to set the example for others. By the way I dress, act and speak I try to hold my light up high for others to see. I am not perfect but I will always strive to be like Him.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon was written by prophets in ancient times. The Bible is from prophets of the European continent. The Book of Mormon written by prophets and is about the people on the American continent. It starts with a prophet named Lehi living in Jerusalem. The Lord commanded him to leave and settle in the American continent. The Book of Mormon contains the teachings of Christ. The prophets record that after a sign is given of Christ's Resurrection, He appears on the American continent and teaches and blesses the people there. It is a true record and goes hand in hand with the Bible. Show more Show less