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Hi I'm Amanda

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the arts. Music, cinema, literature, theatre, dance, paint, sculpting, architecture, design, etc. I plan on going to college to earn a degree in both art history and teaching. I recently got my my first calling teaching primary to 5 year olds at church, so I'm kind of getting a taste of what's to come :). Actually, I have a lot of experiance with children, though I don't have any of my own. I'm an aunt to 5 amazing kids, one of which I've been helping care for while his mother was unable for the past 5 years. Being such a huge fan of the arts, I have a lot of hobbies, but my greatest interests are writing, reading, drawing, watching movies, and cooking.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always lived my life as that of a Mormon. Not intentionally. That was just the person I was. I had strong faith and good values, but I wasn't a fan of going to church. When I was a child, I went to a Methodist church that I was pretty happy with, though my memories of it are few. We stoped going there when I was around 7 or 8. After that, I went to different youth groups off and on until I was almost 13. I stopped going cause I was starting to notice things that I didn't like. It seemed every "Christain" that I knew didn't live the life they preached. I felt kind of betrayed. So I stoped going to church and just lived my life according to what felt right to me. It wasn't easy. I made my fair share of mistakes, but I know it would have been a lot worse if I hadn't walked away. I would have become really unhappy and bitter. So for the next 16 years of my life, I avoided organized religion and just formed my own beliefs. Until one day (July 31st 2011), I decided, out of the blue, to go to church with my mother (Who, at the time, had been a member of LDS for almost 2 years). After attending twice, I felt sure this was where I was supposed to be. That feeling hasn't changed once in 7 months. Joining the church, hearing the gospel, studying the scriptures, and embracing the word of wisdom, has given me strength, hope, and renewed faith. Both in heavenly father and myself. I know he'll always love me, is always with me and will always have a place for me in his kingdom as long as I keep his covenants and live my life by Christ's example.

How I live my faith

As I already stated, I teach primary (Sunday School) to 5 year old. It's a lot of fun. I am truely thankful for it because I'm a new member and there's still so much that I don't know. This allows me to learn as I teach. If you're a new member and you are presented with this calling, please accept it. I'm certain it will bless your life as much as it did mine.