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Hi I'm Amy

I am a wife, a mother of 11, grandmother of 2, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 25 years. We are in the midst of raising 11 children. As much as it is a challenge, it is way out-weighed by the joy. We now have another generation starting. This is an exciting time to be living. Technology is advancing, we have greater awareness of so many things, and we've got greater resources for information than any other generation before us. Along with all of that has come greater opportunities for us to learn and grow. My deepest desire is for my children to come to a knowledge of who they are and where they come from, what their purpose is here on the earth. I desire them to know without a doubt that we have a loving Father in Heaven that knows who they are, knows their struggles and challenges and wants more than anything to help them through this life if they will but only go to Him and ask. I want them to understand that those things they experience will bring growth, development and understanding to them. Through our life experiences we can learn the nature of our Father in Heaven and who our Savior Jesus Christ is. Struggles and challenges can bring us to our knees and closer to the Lord as we look to Him through them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was actually born into the church, but as much as anyone else I needed to become truly converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I was raised by parents that were united in teaching all 7 of us strong moral values and principals on which to build a strong foundation. I love every aspect of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There is not one instance where it is not a win win for everyone. We have opportunities to serve and be served. I love my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is my Redeemer. I know that through Him and only Him, can I be made whole. Any lacking that I possess (which is much), I can look to Him for the help, guidance and purification I need to become more like Him. I'm thankful for the example He set for all of us. My feelings are so tender toward my Savior and His atoning sacrifice for me. I know my Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers. I know He wants me to come to Him. I know He is mindful of me and my daily struggles and joys. I am thankful we have those we look to for counsel by way of Prophets and Apostles. I know Joseph Smith was a divinely appointed instrument through which the gospel was restored to the earth in these latter days; and that each succeeding Prophet has labored under the influence of the Lord in directing His affairs here upon the earth. What a blessing it is to have a living prophet on the earth today.

How I live my faith

The Gospel has given me many opportunities to rub shoulders with those who have gifts and talents beyond my own. I learn from them and in turn it enriches my life. I have many opportunities to serve those around me. I have found that service is something that helps me feel closer to my Savior as I serve my fellowman. I am always happier when I look outside myself and I seek opportunities to help those in need, what ever form that may be. I love the scriptures as I read and study them daily. As I get older or should I say more mature, I have a deeper appreciation for the scriptures and the knowledge and understanding they offer to each of us as we delve into them. I love the entire 14th chapter of John and one of my favorite scriptures is John 14: 27 "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." We have no need to fear as we rely on the Lord and His teachings. It is interesting that the question is asked "How do I live my Faith?" meaning my religion, but a question it is indeed " How do I live MY Faith? " Living by Faith gives us great Power that leads us to actual knowledge which will replace fear and uncertainty.