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Hi I'm Amy

Just a small town Alberta girl with big dreams. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My entire life could probably be summed up by a great country song, no seriously. I grew up outside a small town on a ranch with cows, horses, trucks, tractors, and mud. Yes it is true that red necks work hard, and play harder. I've been blessed to be raised in the Gospel and to have a wonderful family who strive each day to live valiantly. My family inspires me to be more than I am, and to reach my full potential. Its this very reason that has helped me decide that I want to serve a full time mission for this church. As of January 2013 I will officially be a sister missionary heading off to the MTC and I couldn't be more excited.

Why I am a Mormon

You could say that I am a Mormon because of the pioneers in my family, the ancestors I had that believed that this church was true. This statement is indeed true, but I am not a Mormon simply because my past relatives joined years ago, I am a member because I believe its true. There's a moment in everyones life where faith will be tested and questioned, and when that happens you have to decide where you stand. I do have a testimony of this gospel, and I do know that it is true. I never had that one pivital moment where I prayed for answers and they all came at once, instead, it has been by degree that my testimony has grown. Each experience I have, every mistake or success I have adds a little bit more to what I believe, and I know that it will continue to grow as I learn and experience more. I can't deny the feeling this Gospel brings to my heart, and I want to share it with as many people as I can.

How I live my faith

Growing up a member of this church has not always been easy. For many years I depended on my parents testimonies rather than leaning on my own. This worked out fine until I was about 13 or 14 when my friends started getting into things that were against my families and the churches beliefs. I finally had to start thinking about why I believed the things I did. I struggled in school for a long time because I felt alone in my struggle as a Mormon. I was the only LDS member in my jr high and highschool for many years, and it was extremely hard. I finally made a choice to change schools to a different town so that I could be with people who believed the same things I did. I believe that this act of faith was a turning point in my life. By humbling myself to God, I asked for help to know what I should do. I got my answer, and it has changed my life. This experience has tought me a lot about faith and prayer, and has strengthened my testimony of the love my Father in Heaven has for me. Now I am preparing to serve a mission, and discovering I am far from perfect, but its because of my imperfections, that I am able to continue to learn and to grow. I am learning to live my faith, by exactly that. Living it, and learning as I go.