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Hi I'm Mandy

I'm a military brat, so I grew up all over. I love dancing, singing, acting and writing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of five children, and I have the coolest family ever. I am studying to be a high school English and Theater teacher, and I want to teach World Literature, and theater. I love meeting new people and always having something to do. I'm very organized, but I love a little chaos. I grew up as a military brat, so I've lived and visited places all over the world. I love reading and writing and I want to write a killer series one day that everyone will love. I love acting, singing, and dancing and pretty much anything that has to do with theater. My favorite musical is Les Miserables and it is my dream to play Eponine onstage.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I know for myself that it is truly the Lord's church. I was born into the church, but that doesn't mean that I didn't have to gain a testimony for myself. My family has had it's hard times, but I know that it's only by turning to Him that we have been able to overcome them. For myself, I had some difficult teenage years, but I gained a testimony of how much my Heavenly Father loves me by turning to Him and His gospel. Over the past few years I have gained an even deeper testimony of how true His gospel is. By reading the Book of Mormon and praying to know for myself of it's truth, I have gained an even deeper testimony of something I already knew. The one thing that I have learned more than anything is that the Gospel is like we are walking up a down escalator. It takes our work to get up the escalator, and we must constantly be moving in order to go anywhere. Nobody else can do it for us, we have to take the steps to learning and growing ourselves. At the top of the escalator is our Heavenly Father and Jesus, and only after all we can do, and all we struggle to be always continuing to struggle up the escalator, that it will stop and finally be able to take our final steps to reach him. I'm Mormon because I choose to be; I choose to walk up that down escalator everyday; I choose to follow the gospel; And most importantly I choose to be like Him.

How I live my faith

I am a young single adult, so sometimes it feels like there isn't much you can do in church to help others, but actually that's TOTALLY wrong. I serve in Cub Scouts, as well as serving to help the young women at Girls Camp. I go visiting teaching, which is visiting with other sisters in the ward just to check up on them and give them a message about how much their Heavenly Father loves them, and to remind them that I love them too. I love serving in my ward and if anyone needs help I do whatever I can to be able to serve them. Service is a big deal to me, because I know that when I serve, I'm doing what I need to to help others get the things they need, and I am being like my Savior.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

I think the concept of "Mormon's only helping Mormons" is one of the silliest notions I have ever heard. We are all God's children, whether one knows it or not, and we want everyone to know that they are loved and cared for. As a Church we do lots of things to help others, especially in times of need. The Mormon Church as donated more than $1 billion in cash and material assistance to 167 countries in need of humanitarian aid since 1985 alone. That doesn't even include all the service we give in our communities and to our friends! Personally, I love to serve, and it doesn't matter who it is to, whether they are Mormon or not, service is a universal commodity that this world always needs more of. Show more Show less