Hi I'm Mandy
I am a writer, a singer, and I am going to college majoring in Registered Nursing. Oh, and I'm a Mormon!
Why I am a Mormon
I am going to college to become a registered nurse, and to do this I must have a strong belief system. I was raised by a priesthood holder, but I was never baptised as a child. So, after much prayer, I fully came to realize that this church is true and would give me the spiritual foundation needed to be a good nurse and a person in general. I was baptised on March 6, 2012 - my twentieth birthday.
How can your talents and gifts bless others?
I come from a very musical and artistic family. My dad is a very talented guitar and bass player, my mother was a singer and piano player, my brother is a budding writer, and I write, sing, and play the saxophone. I was always taught that when you have a talent, you should practice and perfect it since it was a gift from God. When others see or listen to your talents, it inspires them to also perfect their own talents and serve the Lord.
Could you talk about your baptism?
My baptism was probably one of the greatest days of my life! I was taught by two very special Sister Missionaries for several months and they taught me so many life-changing things. Even though I was raised in a family with a priesthood holder, I was never taken to Primary as a child or even baptized. So, after some thorough investigating of the church and pondering over the Book of Mormon and A LOT of prayer, I made the decision that I wanted to be baptized on my twentieth birthday! I never imagined that it would take so much preparation, but the Sister Missionaries were more than happy to help me set everything up. I was baptized on March 6, 2012 on the evening of my twentieth birthday. No birthday present could have been any greater than to be baptized and to become a member of the Lord's true church! I'm not quite sure where I would be now if it were not for the amazing people that helped me get to where I am today.
How I live my faith
I am a Primary worker/teacher, a home visiting teacher, and I am my ward's official "door greeter!" But besides my church callings, I try to always stay true to what the church teaches and to help others in every way I can. I was just recently baptized and I am still learning a lot when it comes to how the church operates. I am a work in progress, and I'm always learning something new! And that is one of the greatest things when you are a Latter-day Saint because every day is a new opportunity to learn something amazing!