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Hi I'm Amandaz

I grew up in Singapore, have been to Wales and will be going to Luzerne. I love discovering a new language.

About Me

I speak English and Hokkien (a dialect) fluently. I can speak a bit of Mandarin but forget about asking me to write with it.. :p I have learnt German, French and Italian, although I haven't continued with the last two. My main interest is to become fluent in German (..someday). I teach in pre-school and am currently taking a diploma conversion course after barely surviving the media route. I tend to be quiet at first, but you'd need to learn to shut me up after awhile. =) If I could live my life the way I want to, I'd spend it reading, learning new languages and making cards for people I love. If I manage to scrounge up some money I'd love to buy some food/drink for the homeless. Oh, and I want dogs. I don't mind cats but I love penguins and monkeys. AND jellyfish.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm grateful for the role the missionaries played in my life and I hope to emulate their efforts. I want to become a better person and I've found values in their teachings that enables me to progress in a manner that's personally rewarding. I've only ever had one calling for a short time throughout my year and a half in Cardiff as a nursery assistant. Through the calling it allowed me to understand the love that Christ has for the little ones and I am humbled by the experience. It is a memory I cherish in times of trials, regardless of the circumstances. Now I'm back in the little red dot and serving as the first counselor in the ward's YW.

How I live my faith

I do so by communicating with missionaries from the church, both current and returned. They are such wonderful examples to look up to. Even though nobody is perfect, all that matters is we keep trying. I also do personal scripture studies and listen to General Conference talks. I started taking notes from the talks before I got baptized because regardless of if I'm a member I've gained wonderful insights from it. I'm currently looking for volunteer outreach programmes to help children/the elderly. I believe that helping the most vulnerable reaps the most rewards because even if they cannot repay you, you will be blessed for your work and genuinity. I deal better with online interactions so I've been trying to help people online, not necessarily to spread the gospel but hope that its truth shines through me. I don't claim to love everyone, but I try my best to move on from being hurt and to forgive them the best I can.

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

It goes into constructing Temples and church meeting houses (chapels) as well as to the maintenance of such buildings. It provides for materials such as stationery, manuals, hymn books and Book of Mormon, which is instrumental in aiding missionary work and classes for various age groups (Nursery, Primary, Young Men, Young Women, Young Single Adult Institute classes, Single Adults, Sunday School, Mission Preparation Class, Relief Society, Elder's Quorum, Priesthood classes etc). It provides financial subsidies for able, willing and worthy missionaries to enable them to go for their missions. There is also something called a "fast offering", in which members tithe the amount that would have been spent on meals during fast Sundays. This is a montly occurence and goes out to help the families in church that require assistance for basic needs such as food and clothing. The items may be purchased and passed to the families, or they may obtain the items from the bishop's storehouse. Show more Show less