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Hi I'm Amanda

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I'm Amanda and I currently live in northern Virginia. I was born in Utah and lived there until I was 10. I then moved to Baltimore, Maryland where I graduated from high school. It was a big culture shock moving from Mormon central to Baltimore, but I'm glad we did. I love being in such a diverse community and being able to experience so many different cultures. I am now enrolled at BYU-Idaho.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born into the Church, I still had to have my own conversion story. When my family first moved to Maryland, I thought my world had ended. I didn't know anyone, had no clue where I was, or what life was like in a non Mormon bubble. I had never been in a place where no one knew what the Church was. I had to learn more myself so that I could answer the questions I was asked. I had never thought of being LDS as "un-cool." I had my rebellious periods in middle school, swearing and all, but realized I wasn't happy when I was like that. When I realized that, the bullying kicked into full force. Its not easy being LDS and over weight in middle school. Then I started high school. I've never had a harder 4 years in my life. I started like any other freshman, but right after school my health plummeted. I spent most of high school in and out of the hospital, and in constant pain. I know I wouldn't have gotten through it with out the church. I know that He and our Heavenly Father appeared to Joseph Smith. I know that Christ died for us that we may return to Him. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church. I love and and am eternally grateful for the church.

How I live my faith

I attend a Young Single Adult branch, which is for those single and between the age of 18 and 30. I coordinate all the activities for the branch. We have a "munch and mingle" at the end of every month. Its a time for everyone to share food and to get to know each other. We also have an other activity every month. We've done things from sports, to pinewood derby's, bonfires, and Holiday parties. Its a lot of work, but so rewarding!

Are Mormons Christians?

Why wouldn't we be? We believe in Jesus Christ, the Bible, and many other things the same as any other Christian churches. Christ is in our name! But its a question worth asking. Show more Show less