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Hi I'm Amanda

I'm Brazilian-American, I speak four languages, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am Brazilian-American. My father is Brazilian and my mother is American. I am the oldest of six children and I play soccer and I swim for my high school. I listen to lots of music genres and have favorites in each of them. My favorite colors are red, black, and white. However, I don't have any pets because i'd rather look at animals than take care of them. I hope to achieve a career in the medical field when I get older. My first language was portuguese because I lived in Brazil when I was little. I then learned English in school, I understand Spanish and took it in junior high, and I am currently taking French. I hope to get a scholarship playing soccer and attend an ivy league college. I love reading books, singing, and dancing. Other than my friends at school, my younger siblings are my best friends and they keep me very busy. There is never a dull moment in my house and we support each other in everything we do.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this the only true church on the Earth that has the full knowledge and gospel of God and Jesus Christ. My parents are both Mormon so I was born into the church. I grew up with the knowledge of the gospel but there was a time when I questioned my church. During this time I looked into the beliefs of other churches and I even attended a Catholic Church. I had religious conversations with my friends who are Muslim, Christian, Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Athiest, and Buddhist. My friends have a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds and beliefs so it was easy to learn about other faiths. However, the more I questioned, the more I realized that I could only find the answers in my own religion. All the answers I couldn't find in those other beliefs and religions were already there right before my eyes in my own religion and I realized I should have never questioned my church in the first place. In science class, we were learning about the origin of life. They said no one really knows how life started but there are many theories. I realized that I know, and my church has an explanation for everything and what science cannot explain. Being human, we seek to find an explanation and an answer for everything. This is the reason little kids are always asking why? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has an answer for all the why? questions. What I love most about my religion is knowing that there is something else after this life, knowing why I am on this Earth, and knowing I can be with my family for eternity. I know this church is true, I know the book of Mormon is true and it is a companion to the bible and another testament of Jesus Christ, I know Joseph Smith and all the prophets after him up to our current President Monson are and were true prophets called upon by God, I know Joseph Smith was called upon by God to restore the gospel to the Earth, and I know Jesus Christ lived and died for us so we may return to live with God.

How I live my faith

I am the second couselor in the Mia Maids class presidency. Mia Maids is part of the young women's program in our church which is for young women ages 12-18. There are three groups, the Beehives, the Mia Maids, and the Laurels. Each group is separated by age and you move up as you get older. I am planning on serving a mission when I turn 19 and spreading the gospel to the world. I try to be an example wherever I am and stand up for what I believe in. My father always tells me to never give up and thats exactly what I do. I know that my church is true because God has told me in my mind and my heart that it is true and I have felt the spirit also give me assurance of the truth of the gospel. I want to serve a mission so I can help others also know the truth of this for themselves and witness the truth. When life gets hard, I turn to my religion to help me get through trials in my life. My religion is part of who I am.