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Hi I'm Amanda

I'm wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a granddaughter, an aunt, a neice, and a friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

About me.... hmmm.. Where to start? Well, I am married to a wonderful man and we share four beautiful children. I work in Human Resources as a Personnel Coordinator for my local Wal-mart store. I am a troop leader for a terrific group of 9 year old girl scouts. I enjoy reading and writing when I can find the time. I enjoy watching Netflix and I tend to steer towards the Television Series rather that the movies, but I do enjoy a good movie as well. I am very close to my family and spend time with my nephews almost daily as well as their mother, who I am proud to proclaim as my best friend (coming 2nd only to my husband of course).

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a strong Catholic family, but when my parents divorced many things changed and church was one of them. Church just wasn’t important anymore. My mother “became” Lutheran and my father Presbyterian, but neither of them went to church. Over the years, I felt lost and unsure; knowing that God was to be part of my life, but not knowing how to reach him. I believe that not having a stable religion in my life influenced my decisions and the paths I chose. Like leaving home when I was only 17,cutting ties with my parents for years, having my first child out of wed lock and many other dark roads. I continued to wander through life feeling lost and not quite complete, but having no clue what to do. My husband grew up Mormon but that was never a Church that I had considered. Years later my desire to be connected with God once more, was stronger than ever. I chose a church from the yellow pages. We went to a local Lutheran church. I was very excited to finally connect with God and that finally, I wouldn’t be lost anymore. We attended the service and it was…nice. My husband sat beside me, he was attentive, and respectful. We didn’t go back. I still felt as if something was missing. So I agreed to give the Morman church a try. As I sat beside my husband I noticed that he was different. He appeared lighter, happier, comfortable. While I was there at church, he was there..at home. I began to really listen to what was going on around me. I took the time to learn the truth about the Church, to get to know those who belong. I knew in that moment that there was nothing I wanted more than to be baptized with OUR church. I was no longer sitting beside my husband at Church. I was sitting beside him, amongst family at home. I was no longer felt as if there was a piece missing, I no longer felt lost and disconnected to God. I was no longer wandering amongst dark roads, I now had a continuous light guiding my way. It was quite a journey, but it was worth it. I am home at last!

How I live my faith

Aside from being a Girl Scout troop leader and helping shape the lives of our young female leaders, I also participate in my community by helping others in need in anyway I can as long as it is with in my ability. If that means caring for children, offering transportation or using my resources to help find employment for those in need. I am also the Missionary Dinner Coordinator for our Church. I help organize meals to feed the Missionaries that serve in our area. I also live my faith simply by making the choices that I know Heavenly Father would be proud of.