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Hi I'm Amanda

I'm a respiratory therapist. I'm the oldest of 3 and married to the youngest of 12! I am a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy working in the medical field, eating frozen yogurt, and spending time with my family. I was married in December 2009 in the Mesa, AZ Temple. I can't cook, sew, or provide 50's housewife skills, but I can be a loving friend, listener, and person to depend on. I love hiking, working out, and kids. Someday I will be a mom, and my kids will have a cute, loving dad! I want to advance in the medical field someday.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church with parents that instilled compassionate values in me and my siblings. I questioned my own beliefs for a couple years in high school, but then developed a deep testimony and understanding of the gospel after committing to spend my junior and senior year in seminary writing in my journal each day in class. I never even graduated from seminary because of ditching so much my freshman and sophomore years, but gained more those last two years than I can explain. The words of the scriptures spoke the truth to my heart. I know they are true. I know the temple is truly the house of the Lord. Families can live together for eternity. The prophet leads and guides us, and counsels us through revelation. God loves us and has a plan for each of us individually. Jesus Christ atoned for our sins. He took on our pain and suffering, and understands each trial we go through exactly. Faith in God's plan is essential, for his timing is not ours, and his ways are not always what we have in mind. The blessings from tithing are infinite, as promised from our loving Father in Heaven. I follow the gospel because when I haven't, I was lost beyond words. I only feel happy when choosing to lead a Christ-like life. He is our older brother. He is compassionate, understanding, patient, and charitable. I choose to follow him.

How I live my faith

My husband and I are teachers in our ward for the 10-11 year-olds. I love their ability to be taught and understand what we have to say.

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