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Hi I'm Amanda Holloway

I'm from Riverton, Utah. I'm a nursing student at BYU, I ride horses, play the piano, and love having FUN! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love life! I am currently serving a mission in Tampa Florida. But to give you a little more information about me....I love horses. I have been riding horses since i was very little. My family got our first pony, Shasta, when I was 5 years old. When I turned 12 I got my beautiful black quater horse Contessa. She is one of my closest friends. I competed on her through middle school and high school in the Salt Lake County 4H program. I love riding because you learn to work together with your horse as a team. You have to learn how to communicate and understand one another. I also love to play the piano, read books for fun, and spend lots of time with my family and friends. I am currently a student at BYU studying to become a nurse. I love the human body and helping people. My goal is to become a nurse so that I can help people become as healthy as they can be so they can enjoy and love life as much as I do.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because being a Mormon makes me happy! I have chosen to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I know that what is taught is true. I know where I came from and why I am here on this Earth. I know that I have a loving Heavenly Father (God), and that all of us on this Earth are his children. I know that he has given me this opportunity to come to Earth to learn, to feel joy, to feel pain, and so that one day I can become like him. Having this knowledge makes me happy. I am not lost. I know who I am and the purpose of life. Being a Mormon helps me to make it through this life, and will help me to one day return to my Heavenly Father and become like Him. I know that I can be clean and happy because of the atonement of Jesus Christ, our brother. He paid for all my sorrows and sins so that I can one day return clean and pure in the presence of our Heavenly Father. The atonement allows me to be happy. I don't have to hold onto all of the wrongs I have done in my life as long as I repent. Being a Mormon gives me hope, a purpose, a future to look forward to beyond this life on Earth, and a happiness that nothing else but the knowledge and teachings of the Gospel can bring.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by participating in all of my church activities. In the past I have fulfilled all of my callings or assignments given to me to the best of my abilities. Some of these callings have been: young womens leadership positions, playing the organ in sacrament meeting, indexing committee member (taught members of my ward how to index), communications committee co-chair (created the sacrament meeting program and made sure that all activities were announced), and family home evening mom of a family home evening group in my college ward (which means that I helped come up with fun actives and made sure that our group met together every monday night). I also live my faith in just everyday life by praying, daily scripture study, living the commandments, and by trying to be the best person I can be every day. I am currently preparing to serve a mission where I will spend even more time focusing on living my faith and helping others to discover this faith for themselves. I am excited to devote my entire life to my faith!