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Hi I'm Amanda

I am a mother of four children. I am a convert to the church. I love the gospel! I am most definitely a Mormon!

About Me

I am a poet, a lover of all that is good, a mother, a wife, a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a very anti-Mormon family. My father would put on General Conference to mock the prophets. Most of the neighbors I spent time with are Mormon. I grew to love and adore them even if I did argue with them about the gospel every chance I got. I did this for many years. I loved to read. I would read anything. I had pretty much read everything in my house that I was aloud to read and went searching at neighbors houses often. My neighbors (we will call them the Johnson's to protect their privacy) the Johnson's had been reading books by Jack Weyland. Their most recent book was Michelle and Debra. I read the book. At a certain point in this book Debra falls away and Michell marries in the temple. At the very moment that I read about the temple the Holy Ghost testified to me, as if I could hear his voice, that I would be married in a Mormon temple. As you can imagine being very anti-Mormon I wasn't to happy about this turn of events. But I was compelled to investigate the church because of the incredible amount of love the Holy Ghost had poured out upon me. The Gospel is Love! I had never ever been loved so deeply and unconditionally. I would have never known to love my children without this love and it is sacred to me above all else. I want everyone to know it, to hope for it, to feel it. This is why I am a Mormon. I want to be that kind of love for every person I come in contact with. I want to be love! The truest, loveliest form of goodness is love. That is what I want to be! That is why I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I believe that faith is something that is part of your life. It is something that is passionately yours every day. I live my faith so that other people can see I am truly happy and that I truly love them and all people. Sometimes this is hard to day. People can be hard to love because they are imperfect. When you know that we are literally the children of a Heavenly Father it changes you. It changes who you are inside. It changes who you are outside. I am assistant to the secretary in the Relief Society. I love Relief Society. Whenever I need help knowing how to raise my children I have all the help I need right there in one room. My most important role in the gospel is a wife and mother. I spend a lot of time with my children teaching them and loving them, holding them and loving them some more.

What is the Relief Society?

The Relief Society is a wonderful organization! It is run for women by women. My favorite part of Relief Society is Visiting Teaching. This is a program where two sisters visit a sister in their home and share with them a gospel message, but, more importantly they check on the welfare of the woman and see to her needs. The Relief Society is about compassionate service. The Relief Society as a whole and as individuals are constantly looking to the needs of those around them. They take meals to sisters with new babies and provide comfort to those in need. I love relief society! Show more Show less