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Hi I'm Amanda

I grew up on a farm in Washington. I am a wife, a mother, and a microbiologist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up with five brothers, no sisters and a herd of cattle on a small farm in central Washington. I met my husband while attending college. I studied microbiology and loved studying everything from bacteria to blood cells under the microscope. Now I stay at home and work as an apartment manager while my husband finishes graduate school. My husband and I have an adorable 1-year old son who would rather be outdoors than in. Our family enjoys cooking and eating yummy Chinese cuisine. We frequently sing and dance around the kitchen while we are cooking. We enjoy traveling and exploring National parks.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS church. My parents were loving examples of Christ and I was able to see and be a part of many acts of service rendered to others because of a deep love of the Savior. That is why I chose to continue in the LDS faith: I wanted to continue to feel my Savior's love for myself and others. I studied the Book of Mormon and Bible on my own as a youth and when I prayed about whether these books were words of God, I felt a warmth in my heart that confirmed that they were indeed books of truth. As I continue to participate in Church meetings and seek to be obedient to the commandments of the Lord, Jesus Christ, I feel a closer relationship with my Heavenly Father and an even stronger desire to do His will. Following the commandments of God brings great strength, joy, and peace into my life; even during times of strife or hardship.

How I live my faith

I attend Church meetings every Sunday morning. I currently am serving my ward as a pianist for the children's class, whose ages range from 3-7 year-olds. I play songs from a children's songbook that vary from sacred songs of praise to fun, wiggle songs. I also have several sisters that I am assigned to visit with each month with another sister-companion. Each sister has a companion and sisters they are responsible to to visit each month and look after. I and my companion share a gospel message and then chat with each sister to learn more about her, her family, and any burden that we could help lift off her shoulders. As I visit and teach these sisters, I come to understand more how the Savior loves each of them and how He would serve them with pure love and kindness.