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Hi I'm Amanda

I grew up in the white mountains. I've never lived anywhere but the white mountains. I live with my family. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have many siblings. Most aren't members but some are. My parents got divorced when I was 7. My dad remarried but my mom didn't. My dad lives in the valley, but I haven't seen him in two years. I plan on going to college to major in teaching and minor in psychology. I love to help people with their problems, it makes me feel like I'm doing good in the world. I've also been told that I would be a great teacher. I love to read, play the viola, walk around town with my cousins, and play games with my grandma. And Fall is my favorite season, right after monsoon season, when its really cold and the leaves start to change. Halloween is my favorite holiday, and going through the corn maze is the best way to celebrate it! (After Trick-or-Treating of course.) I have 10 nieces and nephews and I love getting together with my family for the holidays, especially for Christmas, and we do plays and sing and just have fun!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised into the church. When I was little I didn't like Primary, I just couldn't wait to get out of there and into Young Womens. I think I didn't like Primary is because when I was still living with both my parents, my dad went back to the Baptist church and he would take me with him and we would sing in the choir. I guess after that Primary was just a little too childish for me. But when I turned twelve, and I went into Young Womens, it was a lot better for me and a lot more mature. When my parents divorced, I didn't really understand what was going on because I was so young but when I turned 8, I tried to get baptized but my dad didn't want me to, so until I could get baptized, I took lessons from the missionaries and learned a lot about the gospel. If it weren't for them, then I never would have gained my testimony of the church. So for two years we tried to get me baptized until finally my dad submitted and let me be a part of this wonderful church. When I found out that I could be baptized, I hugged my bishop, I was so happy! There is no other feeling than the holy spirit. It is always there to be with you and calm you and help you understand everything that you were unsure of. If it weren't for the church and the holy ghost's promptings, I never would have met my best friend, who is in my ward, and I would never have been so happy. I encourage whoever thinks that this church is phony and a lie or anything else of that nature to actually talk to someone who is strong in the church and can help you understand what we are all about. I love my church and I love the God Head. When I got baptized, I felt accepted and loved. If you have never felt the holy ghost, then there is no way of explaining it except that it makes everyone incredibly happy. Thats why I'm a Mormon. Because it makes me happy and loved and accepted and there is no other feeling like being in this wonderful and beautiful church. And I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I don't have a calling but I try to do my best to be involved with the activities of my ward. I love going to Sunday school and learning about the book of Mormon and the Old and New Testament. Young Womens is also very fun and the Young Women leaders are very kind. Mutual is exciting especially when we are all combined with the Young Men. And this week we are going to the corn maze! Its going to be a blast! And for school, seminary is amazing. I love my seminary teacher, he's funny and nice and very patient with all of us. I say my prayers every night and try to remember to pray in the mornings also. I read my scriptures as often as I can. My family has gone off track with family home evening (fhe) so I need to get us going with that. So this is my wonderful life in the church and I hope I have convinced someone to become Mormon because it was the best decision I have ever made! :)

How does the Church finance its operations?

Tithing. We 10 percent of our income every month. You may think thats insane but it brings our church and ourselves many blessings. Show more Show less