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Hi I'm Amie Smith

I have moved all my life. I have lived in various places around the world and seen many great and terrible things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As I stated before, I have lived in a lot of places which has helped define who I have become thus far. I absolutely love learning whether it is via people, books, or in a formal classroom. However, I have taken a hiatus from university to raise a family and support my husband in pursuing his career. I love volleyball, racquetball, and snorkeling in the ocean. Although I don't get to do much of those activities anymore, instead I fill my time with reading books, helping my kids with their various activities, and helping out in the local schools. My husband and I will take the family on day adventures as much as we can to explore the various places in which we live. As time passes, I hope to head back to university, with the goal of getting a degree in economics, communications, or something in between. I don't think it will matter too much, because I may just become a professional student in the process. But overall, my fondest wish is to continue to travel with my husband to places around the world I haven't yet been.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know God lives! I have felt his love through out my life but never was it so strong until a moment as a teenager when I specifically asked if he knew me or for that matter could love me. I was answered unequivocally! As insignificant as I am, I matter so much to Him, as a daughter to a Father should matter. All the other doctrines I never questioned, because I had known since being a child how logical, rational, and true they were. The Gospel of Jesus Christ answers any and every specific question I have pertaining to who I am, where I came from, and where I will go. Once I tasted of the feeling of truth and love, that was it; I could not deny it. God does live, knows me and has prepared a plan so that I and all those who would choose, may return to HIm. I was forever changed, a paradigm shift if you will, after I felt of God's love. Every once in a while I get a glimpse of that feeling again when I feel the spirit strongly, when I see goodness in the world, and most often when I am around children. Each time I feel this, it reinvest my efforts to do better, try harder, and to share the feeling with others because they matter too. I still live by faith but there are some things that have gone beyond just living by faith. I know God lives. I know Jesus is the Christ who atoned for our sins, and is a resurrected being. I know Joseph Smith is a prophet and saw the things he said he saw. I know we have a prophet today who leads and receives revelation from Jesus Christ who is the Head of this Church. The Book of Mormon and the Bible are true scripture given to us by a loving Father in Heaven who knows of our need for it. I was born into this church, but I had to gain my own understanding of why I would stay apart of it. I am humbled often when I remember of God's love for me, but I am also given strength. Nothing is as fulfilling knowing that you are a child of God, and that you matter.

How I live my faith

Currently I am the pianist for the women who meet together. I love it. I get to participate amongst the women, listen to the lessons given and help bring the spirit into the room with the music I play. I love getting visited by the women in our women's group. I have a couple that visit me every month and likewise I also go and visit others. This way we all take care of each other and fulfill the need to chat! Always I am edified by being surrounded by these ladies. I have received many a meal when I have need help as well as made many myself. I also have worked with the children for the last 12 years, which has been a joy. Children have the knack for stating simple truths that suddenly seem profound coming out of their young mouths. I would teach them, but in their innocence and meek acceptance of the things being taught I in turn was learning more then perhaps them. We often also have the missionaries in our home to share a dinner meal with them. They work hard for the two years they serve, so my family like to share a bit of home cooking to help them keep going with teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.