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Hi I'm Amanda

I'm Chilean. I'm Mormon before birth, my parents were missionaries and I'll be a missionary too. And that makes me happy

About Me

My name is Amanda Rivera. I'm the first of 4 kids. My parents are David Rivera and Nelly Vásquez. My family consists of six people: Mom, Dad, Me, Laura, David and Ariela. We lived a long time in a city called El Quisco with a beautiful beach. I have a beagle dog that I love very much and her name is Pupe which means doll in German and my brothers have two dogs more, Nico and Shisho. Also I studied the primary and high school in the same place. All my memories of childhood and youth are at this beach. And in this place a few corners of my house, my grandparents lived too. Now I live in Santiago with my sister Laura. I was studying physical therapy but freeze because I'll go to serve a mission for 18 months in Cordoba Argentina this March. I am currently working on my Dad's restaurant.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 8, I was baptized by my dad. Not fully understood the reason why I did, but no doubt he was doing the right thing at the right age. Then when I turned 10 years my reason why Mormon was weakened. My dad gave me great advice, he said: It's time for you to study, meditate, pray and seek your own truth and your reason why a member of the Church. From that moment I began to read the Book of Mormon every day and felt through the Holy Spirit that everything I read and everything I had been taught was true and there was nothing false in this gospel. That encouraged me to make a decision ... would become a missionary and now there are only a few months to set off to teach people why I am Mormon

How I live my faith

Since I understood what my parents were teaching me when I was little about the gospel of Jesus Christ, I have tried to strive to be a faithful member of the Church, every Sunday to attend chapel, meet programs for children and youth , which are prepared for our progress into adulthood. I try to read the scriptures daily and be worthy to enter the temple when the time is right.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Many prophets wrote The Book of Mormon. These prophets were ordinary men. They were called by God to write the history of his people to migrate to the Americas. The stories in this book are about love, obedience, punishment, sadness, but more important is his message: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, who came into the world and do not forget their children who lived in other parts of the world . Show more Show less