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Hi I'm Amanda

I am the oldest of 8 children, I was raised in Idaho. I am a total nerd, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student studying computer science. I love playing video games, especially with my little brothers. I love wearing hoodies whenever I can, but I also love wearing high heels when I get to dress up. I love learning, but I hate doing homework. I love going yard sale-ing with my mom, and she and I have also started to love quilting as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in this church, but once I got old enough, I realized that I couldn't stay just because of my parents' faith. I had my share of doubts, and the innate teenage desire to rebel. At some point around that time, I'm not sure exactly what happened, but I just felt extremely sad, lonely, and helpless. There seemed to be no other way to turn, so I decided to try praying. I prayed for comfort, and immediately I felt warmth and love surrounding me, and I knew it was from God. I knew then and there that He really existed, and loved me more than I could comprehend. Halfway through my junior year in high school, my family and I moved from Idaho to Utah. It was the hardest thing I have ever been through. My life had been perfect: I had a wonderful boyfriend, great friends, a decent job, good school, and plans for my future. But there was really nothing I could do, and my life completely changed. The first year was difficult. I had no friends in school, and I hated going. I really had nothing to do but hang out at home. It ended up being a great thing though, because I grew so much closer to my mom (who also had no friends) and to my God. When I was feeling lonely, I could turn to the scriptures and remember what was truly important, and it really kept me out of a huge depression I would have otherwise fallen into. I know the Lord loves me, and has a plan for my life.

How I live my faith

I am not good at reading my scriptures every day, but I do whenever I remember, and have a much better day because of it. My job at church is to play with and teach the little kids in the nursery. Any of the kids between 18 months and 3 years stay in the nursery room with me and another woman in the ward, and we sing songs and draw pictures and talk about Jesus while the parents go to their classes. Sometimes it's difficult, but the Lord helps me to be patient and it always ends up being an enjoyable experience. My wonderful mother taught me that religion isn't only about going to church on Sunday, it's about how I live my life. Every day I do the best I can to help those around me, and try to stay focused on my most important goals: to stay worthy of living with my Heavenly Father again.