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Hi I'm Amy

I grew up in Berkeley, Ca. in the 1960's. I love to be in the great outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First of all I am a mother of 5 children. Some are in college and some not. All are their own persons. I love to play tennis, hike, play word games, and always would rather be at a beach or babbling stream. I love to make good food, including fresh baked breads and treats for my family and any crowd that comes home with them. I love to travel abroad and in the United States. I love to meet new people and feel the richness of their lives. Just common people living uncommon lives are who interest me most.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised with the stories of Jesus being told to me by my paternal grandfather. I loved the feeling when he spoke of the Savior. As a young child I always felt compelled to read the scriptures and attend church. I even would call the "joy buses" from local churches to pick me up because I was the only one in the house that wanted to go to church. So they would come and take me. I was happy. However, I always felt uneasy with the thought that if someone just happened to never hear the good news of the Savior and declare Him as their Savior they would be consigned to hell. Why would a loving Father treat a child of His in this manner. I wondered why we didn't have revelation and a prophet to speak to us today as in days of old. Did Father not care for us. Did we not need intimate guidance? And why were there so many interpretations of living a Christian life. Isn't God unchanging? I asked these questions of my pastors. I was a child and barely got answers or they were the "mysteries of heaven". I was 15 and in a new school, again. I met a girl that shared with me her answers to my questions of who am, why am I here, and where am I going after this life. She shared that all people would get a chance to hear about the Savior whether here on earth or as a spirit awaiting the second coming of our Savior. I was intrigued and wanted to know more. I was a little reluctant to talk to missionaries. I thought it was a major commitment but I finally said yes to the invitation. The experience of those young missionaries in my home was wonderful. They were not pushy. In fact they always said to not believe what they told me but to asked if what I was hearing was true from my God when I prayed. I liked that they trusted in my relationship with God. I liked how my home was filled with light when they were in my home. You should invite missionaries to come discuss your questions with you. It truly is about you and your needs not them and their beliefs.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by teaching my children to be mindful of listening to the Spirit guide their daily lives. I hope they learn how to listen to that small voice in their heart and mind that helps them be safe and going in a direction that is productive and service oriented. I also work with the young people in our congregation. I specifically help our young girls between the ages of 12 and 18 to set and reach goals in their lives. I help them give service to others. And to learn how to be leaders to each other and those in their communities.

Are Mormons Christians?

Without a doubt I am a Christian. I am a "Mormon" but you must know that is a nickname for the church I am a member of. I belong to "The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints." I know Jesus is the only way I may return to live with my Father in Heaven. He is the only way I can receive forgiveness for my sins. It is only through his infinite Atonement that I can be cleansed from my imperfectness. He will make up the difference that I cannot do for myself. That is his grace and it is sufficient for me. Jesus Christ was born of Mary. Just as it was prophesied in the Old Testament in the Bible. He truly lived and died for me and for you. Show more Show less