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Hi I'm Amy

I grew up in Reading and moved to Yorkshire to go to university. I'm now a wife, mother and a nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mum of two small children who keep me busy and entertained! I also work part time as a nurse in a large emergency department. I feel very lucky that I have a job that I love. I enjoy lots of different activities including a variety of craft projects and I especially love baking! I like to run but still very much consider myself a beginner. I was born to parents who were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and have continued in my membership throughout my life, gaining a personal testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family where my parents were members of the church and so being a mormon has always been part of my life. But it is something I have gained a testimony of for myself and know to be true. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints brings so much happiness to my life for many reasons. The teachings are those of Jesus Christ as taught in the Bible and it gives me great hope to know that through Jesus Christ I can return to live with my Heavenly Father. Not only that but I can through the gospel be with my family forever if I live worthily is the greatest blessing that I can imagine. Through the scriptures we learn what our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ would have us do and to have additional scripture in the Book of Mormon is a true blessing. I believe that this book was revealed to us through the Prophet Joseph Smith and that we continue to receive guidance and revelation through living prophets and apostles.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church is more then just attending on a Sunday. You become part of a community where you can find support at every turn. I am a member of the church's womens organisation and attend various activities that they put on which has included a class on creative writing, craft evenings and workshops on emergency planning. I also go visiting teaching to get to know and support other sisters at church, as well as have my own visiting teachers come to see me. I love being part of this organisation and have made friends of all ages and from all backgrounds. I have been called, along with my husband, as the Young Single Adult Sunday School teacher and so each Sunday get to meet with some amazing young people to talk about the scriptures and gospel principles. I try to teach my children the principles of the gospel too and share the scriptures with them. We try to teach them right from wrong and how to become a good person, not just in our home but in our community by encouraging them to get to know the people around us and, for our daughter, to be a good member of her school.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

No, we help all those who stand in need. Church members serve those in their local communities and thousands of missionaries across the world provide service. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints provides humanitarian aid in many countries and we have regular service opporunities on a more local level. Jesus Christ is the most excellent example of service and that is something we try to emulate. Mosiah, a Book of Mormon prohpet, teaches "as ye are desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called his people, and are willing to bear one another's burdens, that they may be light; Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn, yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort..." Show more Show less