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Hi I'm Amy

I am 26 years old. I'm a Physical Therapy student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from a small, rural area in central Utah. I recently moved to California to begin attending Physical Therapy school, and am basking in the sunlight as well as the diversity here among the amazing people I have met. I have always enjoyed trying new things, and especially traveling. I also love the outdoors- I am happiest when I'm in nature or with my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon. When I was a child, I accepted everything I was taught. When I was a teenager, I questioned everything I had been taught. But even through my times of questioning, I knew the Book of Mormon came from God. I've had numerous experiences since that have brought me to believe and trust the things I have learned. One of the most significant happened when I was 19 years old. I was burned by cooking oil on my left arm and hand. This was a turning point for me. I had to face some extreme physical pain and with it came a lot of emotions. I was scared. I didn't know how this would affect my abilities or my appearance. One night, a few days after the accident, I was lying in my hospital bed feeling very alone and worried. I prayed inwardly for some kind of comfort. I felt God's love distinctly at that moment and a verse of scripture from the Doctrine and Covenants came into my head. "...Peace be unto thy soul. Thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; and then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high...." (D&C 121:7-9). I realized that I had a decision to make: either become bitter and angry or "endure it well" by turning to God and letting Him help me through it. From that moment on, although I still felt the pain and fear, there was an underlying assurance and peace that I have never forgotten. That summer, I lived in the mountains as a camp counselor. Living among God's creations solidified my knowledge of His existence and of His love for His children. I feel that same feeling of God's love when I pray, study the scriptures, go to church meetings, and attend the temple. I know He loves each of us and answers our prayers. I still have difficult times, but I know this is right because it brings me peace and happiness.

How I live my faith

A good friend said to me recently, "So I realized something- Mormonism is an active religion." She's right. It is an active religion. I am active in my religion by studying the scriptures daily, attending church services every Sunday, attending the temple, and staying true to the promises I have made with God. I also served a mission for the Church for a year and a half among the Spanish- speaking people in Boston. Although I am definitely not perfect in it, I live my faith by trying to keep my life in line with what God would have me do. I pray regularly and try to follow the guidance I receive. I strive to love and serve those around me as Jesus would do.