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Hi I'm Amy

I live in the beautiful state of Maryland. I'm the mother of 6 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a great home with a lots of siblings and good, kind parents. I met my husband in college, and we've been married for 17 years. We've lived in Utah, Colorado and Maryland. I like to go camping with my family, read books on my own and with my children, and spend time at the lake in the summer. I enjoy traveling with my family and taking walks when it's cool outside. Being a mom and wife is the best kind of busy I know. I belong to a book club, and I am on a continual quest to grow large and luscious tomatoes every summer. My talents really lie in writing skills and general enthusiasm for life, but I'm a definite lover of good music -- instrumental and vocal-- insightful written pieces such as essays and journals, and hot fudge sauce!

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church when I was 8 years old. I always loved going to church. When I was 15 I was attending seminary -- an early morning religious class for the youth. A lot of kids were standing up in class to share their testimonies about the gospel of Jesus Christ and the truth of the Book of Mormon. I realized that I'd never asked Heavenly Father myself about the truth of these things. It wasn't that I didn't believe them, and all of the things I'd been taught and the way I lived my life was good and happy. But I wanted to know if the religion I belonged to was correct and if the Book of Mormon was the word of God. I knelt down at my bed that night to pray. I asked Heavenly Father if the gospel I'd been taught was true. I know that prayers are always answered but that some answers take a long time. For me, and for this prayer, it didn't take long. I knew right there in my basement bedroom that the gospel was true and that Heavenly Father loved me. I felt a good feeling and a surety that the things I'd believed up until then were, in fact, right. I've had many confirmations from the Holy Ghost since that the Book of Mormon is a true record and a testament of Jesus Christ. I also know that Jesus Christ lives and through the prophet Joseph Smith he restored his church to the earth. There is a prophet on the earth today in 2012, and when I follow the Savior and listen to the prophet I am never steered wrong. I live a happy, content life and feel blessed to know about God's plan of happiness for all of us on the earth. He loves us so much, and this testimony is the bedrock of my life.

How I live my faith

I like to surround myself with good uplifting people. I'm glad to live in a community where there are so many good people of different faiths who love Jesus Christ and try to live their lives according to his teachings. In my ward I serve as a leader over the young women in our ward who are ages 12-18. Together we have lots of opportunities to serve others in our community such as cleaning apartments at an elderly living center or mowing lawns for an elderly widow. Our family likes to go on "garbage walks" to clean up the park across the street from our house, and we participate in other service activities such as gathering food and clothing for our local CASA . My husband and I try to do our best to teach our children to be kind and tolerant of everyone. We try to teach accountability for our actions and the obligation we have to give back to our community and our ward for all of the blessings we have been given.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

God is a perfect, immortal person of flesh and bone. He is the literal father of Jesus Christ as well as the father of our spirits. We are created in his image, and we are his children. He loves us perfectly and entire work and glory is to help us to have joy and happiness here on earth and to return to live with him again after we die. Show more Show less