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Hi I'm Amanda

I believe that music can heal people and that ice cream is good for the soul. I just started college, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of four children, all girls. I'm not terribly good at making decisions, but I know that I love children, and I know that I want to help people. That's why I decided that I want to become a lawyer. There are so many kids who don't have the ability to defend themselves, so I want to do it for them. I want to travel the world. I'm not sure when I'll have the time or the money, but it's one of my biggest dreams. I love sports. I played volleyball and basketball when I was younger, and I wish I had chosen to continue doing the first. Math has always been my favorite subject in school, simply because it's logical and constant. I'm still trying to figure out where my life is going to take me, and it's scary, but I can't wait to find out.

Why I am a Mormon

My entire life, I've only ever been completely sure of two things. The first is that I want to be a wife and a mother more than anything else in the world. The second is that I have a Father in Heaven who loves me. I grew up in the church. When I was little, I didn't understand much about the Bible or the Book of Mormon. All I really knew was that I was a child of God. As I got older, I became a daughter of God, rather than just a nameless child in the sea of billions on the earth. I had the hardest time reading the Book of Mormon cover to cover, and I had to start over so many times. Even though I didn't finish reading it until the more recent part of my life, that never stopped my testimony of the gospel from being strong. Unlike a lot of people, it's never been a question in my mind whether Jesus Christ is our Savior or whether Heavenly Father loves us. The hard part for me was doing the things that I knew were right. Reading the Book of Mormon has made that easier for me. It's become a motivation for me to do everything I can to make Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ proud of me. I've developed the strongest testimony of prayer over the past few years. There's nothing more amazing to me than the simplicity and serenity of having a conversation with my Father in Heaven. When I think about how many people have joined the church and have such strong testimonies of the Atonement and Joseph Smith and other aspects of the gospel, it only strengthens my testimony. Why am I Mormon? Because there's nothing else I could be.

How I live my faith

I try to go to church every Sunday, although that's not something I always accomplish. I try to keep the feeling I have at church on Sunday in my heart everyday. It helps me to be kinder and more understanding to those I come in contact with each day. That's the biggest way I live my faith. In my words and actions with others. I try as hard as I possibly can to be Christ-like all I do so that I can brighten others and share my faith through my happiness. I also love to participate in service projects. Helping others, especially those who need it the most, brings such a feeling of peace and joy, and I believe that joy spreads to others.