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Hi I'm Amy

I was born and raised in Utah and lived in Australia for 3 years. I love helping other people find happiness. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to learn and study about people and cultures. Right now I am serving a mission in Hong Kong, China. Before my mission I studied and graduated in Sociology. After that I worked at an organization that is a wilderness camp for troubled youth. I love helping others to find inner peace and a way to face their problems.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that was already members of the LDS church, but I found my own reason for believing when I was 14 years old. About 2 years before that I found myself heading down a path of worldly pleasure and fun only to find out that I was never really satisfied. After 2 years of this I longed for lasting happiness. I had a friend who is also of my faith and from her example I saw that she was truly happy even though she didn't look to the world to find it. I wondered why and found out one day as I saw her reading the Book of Mormon and had a feeling that if I read that book I could find her happiness. I decided to read it all the way through and begin this quest. As I read a little bit every day I started to notice changes in not only my behavior, but my thoughts and desires changed. I no longer wanted the things the TV and billboards are constantly promising in vain will make us happy. I was finally able to find an inner peace that only came from following the principles I found in that book which all teach us how to really be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Through following His gospel, I truly found peace and freedom from guilt and pain.

How I live my faith

Right now I am serving as a missionary for the LDS church in Hong Kong, China. This means that on my own expense I have come to live here for a year and a half to share with everyone I can the message that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored on the earth again. Every day I go out with another member who is a missionary and talk to people on the streets of Hong Kong and share with them this message. When others are willing to find out more we will regularly teach them and help them understand how to apply the gospel in their lives so they can find this peace and happiness. We also offer free English classes and tutoring to help others in the community here to improve their English, something very important to them. Each Sunday we attend church and help these new people investigating our faith to meet others of our faith and find out for themselves if what we teach is really true and is really the way to find answers to their problems. I also live my faith by studying the Book of Mormon and other church materials to understand God's word and what I need to do better each day to live as He would want me to. I know I am not perfect and I make mistakes every day, but through studying and applying what I learn and through His help, I find strength to follow what He has asked. By doing this, I can maintain a peaceful feeling in my heart and also find satisfying success and happiness.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

The way to really know if Mormonism is true is by first having an open mind. If you tell yourself there is no way it is true, it will be impossible to find out. The next step is to begin reading the Book of Mormon. If you read it with a sincere desire to know if it is true and to know if it can solve your problems, you will know by the way you feel if it is true or not. The next step is to sincerely ask God in prayer. If it is truly God's word and His church, He is the only one that can give you that witness. Next, attend a sacrament meeting. Find out if what the Book of Mormon says and what is taught in our church meetings is the same. As you do these three things, read, pray, and attend church, with a humble and sincere attitude, you will know by a peaceful feeling in your heart that Mormonism is true. Show more Show less