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Hi I'm Mandy

I'm a traveler. A wife. A mother. A couponer. A teacher. A friend. A book lover. A daughter of Heavenly Father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love life- there is so much greatness in it! I got my degree in Elementary Education and I love kids! I am a mother of 1 and hopefully will be blessed with more children in this life. My husband and I have struggled with infertility, but are very grateful for the love we share with each other and our daughter! I enjoy photography, board games, couponing, traveling, watching movies, sports (both playing and watching), and teaching!

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky enough to have been born into a family where my parents were already members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My father is a convert to the church and was raised in a single parent home. My mother was raised in the church by her mother, and her father didn't join the church until the last 10 years of his life. I have recognized at an early age the importance of family and why we were brought into these sanctified units here on earth. I am grateful to have felt the presence of the Holy Ghost in a home where my family chose to live the standards of the gospel. Knowing that my parents loved and supported me was always evident. I have been able to experience both the good and bad challenges of life, but recognize that when I live by the standards of the gospel, I am a happier, more peaceful and loving person. I am grateful to know that I have a Savior, who died for me, so that I could repent of my many sins and be able to live with Him again when I die. I know that we have the opportunity to live with our families after life here on the earth- and that is a marvelous blessing! I know my Savior, Jesus Christ was resurrected and that we too, will be resurrected one day. I know that Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and was able to bring about the Church into these latter days because he inquired of God through prayer, and that we too can receive answers to prayers when we have a sincere heart. I don't know where I'd be without the church in my life.

How I live my faith

I am very blessed to be in a ward with many children (we have 270) and am able to teach a class of 15 children who are aged 10/11 for Sunday School. They have such spunk! I truly enjoy getting to serve in this capacity and I know this is where my Heavenly Father needs me! I am also able to volunteer as the ward choir director. I am passionate about singing and know that music invites the Holy Ghost to be present in our sacrament meeting church services on Sundays.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

The early church members were wonderful examples of being self reliant and its purpose. We never know when disaster may strike, and it is so important that we have a supply of items that we may be forced to use in an emergency (like flood, famine, job loss, etc.) What a great feeling it would be to know that we have shown effort in preparing our families for any such circumstance! When we are self-reliant, it gives us an opportunity to help others in need and pass along that quality to our children. You can never be too young to prepare! Show more Show less