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Hi I'm Amelia

I love hair, music, running, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Amelia Snow. I will be serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Charlotte, North Carolina beginning July 12th. I am so excited! I have grown up with my family of 5; my parents, an older sister, and a younger sister. We are all very different and are by no means a perfect family, but we love each other very much. I have a great fondness for music; my taste can range anywhere from Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi, to AC/CD and Metallica. I love to go to concerts and live plays. I began to learn to play the violin when I was about 12 and have fallen in love with the instrument ever since. I began Cosmetology school when I started my junior year of high school and then graduated two years later and earned my high school diploma and cosmetology license. I very much enjoy being a part of the beauty industry. Most importantly, I love my Savior Jesus Christ and my Father in Heaven.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that this gospel is true. And if it is true, what else matters? It is comforting to know that there is a much greater being who loves with a perfect love beyond what we can comprehend. The pure joy that comes from living the principles of The Gospel of Jesus Christ cannot be found anywhere else on the earth. I have looked. Anywhere else that I have turned is incomparable to the love and happiness that our Savior and Heavenly Father are waiting to offer each and every one of us. And because he loves us so much, he has sent tools and guides for us to follow so that we can feel the fullest joy in knowing that we are doing what is right. For this reason, we have living prophet who guides the church under the direction of God. The Lord has given us The Book of Mormon which compliments The Bible and its teachings of Jesus Christ and our home in Heaven. I know that God never changes. Therefore, he would still speak to us and give us modern revelation. It wouldn't make sense for him to be finished guiding us if he truly loves us. Which I know that he does. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints offers that true and pure connection with God. Only he can satisfy the ache we tend to feel of not belonging or loneliness or whatever ails us. I know that Jesus Christ suffered for our sake. So that we may be clean if we so choose. He felt our pains so that we would never be alone if we chose to let him heal us. I know that Joseph Smith restored the fullness of truth to the earth. He translated The Book of Mormon under the direction of Heavenly Father. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the living prophet of God. I can promise that there is no greater joy than that of this gospel.

How I live my faith

The goal in this life is to return to our Father in Heaven. The only way we can do that is through our Savior Jesus Christ and striving to be as much like him as we can. I feel that it is so important to love other people and to show them that we do. And not just the ones that are easy to love. I do my best to show people, even the ones I don't know very well, that they are important. And what they feel and have to say is important. I try to be kind and handle situations like Jesus would by doing my very best at speaking and even thinking of others kindly, refraining from judging, and giving everyone the benefit of the doubt. This does not mean that I think that I am perfect. But this is what I strive to do every day. And I make mistakes all the time. But I do my best and I know that through Jesus Christ I get a clean slate every time I repent and allow him to show me my shortcomings. In essence, our faith is all about our relationship with our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ. Reading from the scriptures and praying conversationally with Heavenly Father is vital to our connection with him. I enjoy reading from the scriptures every day and praying. Like anything we do, it can become routine and monotonous when I don't put my full heart into it. But I most definitely feel the difference when I take it seriously.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Amelia
Our Savior suffered for our sins. If we did not have a Savior, there would be no way to be able to return to our Father in Heaven. He preformed the Atonement so we can repent and be forgiven. That way, we can be clean again and return to our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less