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Hi I'm Amanda.

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Sammamish, a suburb of Seattle, WA. I am an elementary school teacher with a love of ice cream making.

About Me

I enjoy adventures, whether large or small! Road trips to the Olympic Peninsula, cliff jumping at Lake Roosevelt, slalom skiing, snow skiing (well, more like ice) at Snoqualmie Pass, and Ferry Rides to Whidbey Island. I also love to read teen and youth fiction as well as classics. It provides a great, safe escape from the busy hustle of the world. I am an elementary school teacher. I love children's wonder, energy, and logic. They are quick to forgive and easy to laugh, smile, and make friends. Teaching is my calling in life. The greatest reward is to see a child's excitement and personal gratification over mastery and/or understanding of a difficult concept. Being able to teach children is an honor and blessing from our Father in Heaven.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I sought confirmation through prayer, scripture study, and pondering about the veracity of this church. I received that confirmation when I was about 20 years old at college. The Prophet of God came to our school and spoke. When he entered the auditorium, the Spirit of God filled me to near bursting and I knew this church was true and the man I was looking at was God's literal mouth piece on this earth. I know this church is the only true church of God on earth. I know that Joseph Smith saw Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father and was instructed and guided in the restoration of Christ's church before his martyrdom. I know the Book of Mormon is the true word of God and does not supplant the Bible but is in addition to it. I know I am a child of God.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through kind word and actions to those around me. I live my faith by striving to love all and work to avoid judging those of different beliefs and life choices. I live my faith by following the commandments of God, however unpopular or archaic they appear. I live my faith by living privately how I appear publicly. I participate in my community by attending festivals and community events. Often, these are hosted by other faiths; I sincerely enjoy the opportunity to learn of others beliefs as I also share my own. I participate in my ward by providing whatever service is needed of me. Sometimes that means I am teaching Sunday School, other times, like right now, I accompany the choir on the piano. Whether large or small, I enjoy being able to serve at church.