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Hi I'm Amanda Gilgil

I'm a lone parent of 5 beautiful children, I work F/T within Health Care and I live in the UK, I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a single mum of 5 beautiful children, all of whom bring a differant challange and talent to our family home. My eldest son works and has left home and has his own pad, one man and his dog his comment " mum I know I dont have to worry about you when you go to church" my next son flew the nest to live with his girlfriend, they have a beautiful baby girl and he is not an active member, but readily recieves the message into his home by way of monthly Family Home Evening. Living at home is my 16yr old daughter, 14yrs old son and 7 yr old son both my boys attend church with me but my daughter attends occasionally. Life is busy with me working F/T, My daughter in F/T college and both boys in school and though we have challanges and sometimes the hoovering is not done, or we may get upset with each other we are a close family and having the Gospel in our lives enriches it so much. We enjoy our Family Home Evening night as its a time we can come together and the children readily invite thier friends around to share the message and have fun. My teenage so loves the activity that young men put on weekly at the chapel. We are not a perfect family, and we have had many trials but we eat together, pray together, laugh and cry together but the Gospel makes us stronger... If you are reading this; and you have not done so already why not read the Book of Mormon and investigate for yourself the true blessing the Gospel has to offer...

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Ok I was not bought up a Mormon, My best friend studied the Book of Mormon and I attended her Baptism all this many years before my conversion, My auntie on my fathers side is a Mormon, its not for me I said. I used to go to my friends ward activities, sit in on her Family Home Evenings but still I said this life was not for me. When I was sick or lonley you would always find me at my friends house, seeking comfort but still I said being a Mormon was not for me... Why??? It was because I had many none member friends, fear of my social circle not accepting my lifestyle choice, any excuse was used but it was not because I had any doubts about the Gospel. Sat at home a meal time some ten years on the Missionaries knocked, so loud I thought my door was being knocked down, I had seen them pass my house many times that day but they didn't knock., see I thought I am right being a Mormon is not for me I was thinking as they passed my door.. I invited them to share our meal and they delivered the first lesson, they were surprised of my knowledge and love of the Gospel :-) some 6 weeks later I got Baptized, I am guessing my heart was softened, my time was right, I have always known the Gospel was true, but my heart was not so eager all those years ago. I hope one day I can go on my own Mission to share my story, to touch the hearts of others.. Life is not always easy, the challanges my family and I have faced have stregthened us and bought us closer to our Heavenly Father... I am just an ordinary person, I am a Mormon and I am proud to tell people, it just took a while to get there. I am happy, it brings me comfort to know Heavely Father has an Eternal plan for you and I and that my big brother Jesus Christ lived and died for me and for you.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is not always easy, but nothing good in life came without hard work... I assist my fellow sisters and brothers in our ward, I try to make people who are investigating or visiting our church feel at ease and welcome. I am prepared and always ready to accept any invitation from our teachers what ever the event, assisting with an activity, saying the prayer, reading a scripture. I try to live my faith to the best of my ability, but I am not perfect, we are not a perfect family but we strive daily to do our best which is why I am thankful we are able to renew our promise to God weekly in our Sacrement meeting.