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Hi I'm Amanda

I was raised in Utah, but I'm currently living in New York while serving a full time mission.

About Me

I've lived in Utah my whole life until recently moving to New York to be a missionary. As a missionary, I get the wonderful privilege of going out and sharing with people how they can be together with their families forever. My family means everything to me and there's nothing more comforting than knowing that I'll get to have them forever! My life revolves around my religion, my family, and volleyball. I was planning on playing volleyball in college but instead decided to set aside a year and a half to serve the Lord. I got a year of college done before coming to New York. I've always loved school and I love learning new things! I hope to one day be the kind of teacher that helps children love learning. But for now I will put my whole heart into helping people build a relationship with Christ through His atonement and His restored Gospel on the earth today!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I've learned for myself that it's Christ's church on the earth today. I was raised in a Mormon family, but I had to learn for myself that it was true. I've read the Book of Mormon. I've studied it's words. And I've prayed to my Father in Heaven to know if it's true and I received an answer that I can't deny! I KNOW it's true. I've built a relationship with my Heavenly Father through prayer and I've seen the atonement of Christ work miracles in my life. I've felt their unconditional love for me. I'm a Mormon because it gives me hope. It gives me hope. It brings me so much happiness. Not a temporary happiness that fades with time, but an eternal, lasting happiness. And that happiness comes from obeying the words of a living prophet! I know that anyone can know that these things are true through prayer! Our Heavenly Father will answer His children's prayers because He loves them! So I would challenge you to read the Book of Mormon; pray to know if it's true; test it out for yourselves and see the miracles that can come from it!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my hardest every day to follow the example of my Savior, Jesus Christ. As I try to become more like Him, I see so many blessing that come from keeping the commandments! It brings so much happiness, peace, and joy into my life. It all comes from those simple day-to-day decisions -- the simple decisions that sometimes go unnoticed. Those decisions can bring you closer to your Heavenly Father! Sometimes living our faith requires that we make sacrifices, but I can promise that any sacrifice you make will be worth it! I know that as we try to be more like our Savior, we will find peace and joy in our lives and be able to return to our Heavenly Father.