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Hi I'm Amanda

I'm a missionary in El Salvador. I'm a Psychology major. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 8 children. I grew up mostly in Arizona, but spent some time in Ohio and Utah. After graduating from high school in Arizona I went to BYU to earn a degree in Psychology. I had planned on serving a mission after I graduated with my degree, but when the age was lowered to 19, I decided I wanted to go earlier. I will be serving in El Salvador. I have studied Spanish in high school and college and I am really excited to get to speak Spanish on my mission and learn the language better. I enjoy cooking and playing tennis in my spare time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to have been born into the church. I remember loving learning the songs, stories, and scriptures when I was little, but it wasn't until the seminary program in high school that I gained a strong testimony for myself. In seminary I learned the importance of reading the scriptures and gaining a personal testimony of their truthfulness by the Holy Ghost. My testimony didn't come all at once, but was gradually strengthened by little things like attending church and seminary, church camp, and studying the scriptures. When I went to college, religion classes helped my testimony to continue to grow. Now I personally have a testimony that this is the true church, and by receiving the ordinances and living the commandments, I will be able to live happily with my family for eternity. I love the gospel and it is so important in my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith both personally and openly. Personal ways I live it are by scripture study, prayer, and temple attendance. These things help me strengthen my own faith and testimony so I can be a good example to others and better teacher of the gospel. I openly live my faith by serving others, attending church and family activities, and accepting callings in my ward. My mission is a way I can serve others by living my faith. I am excited to be able to share the happiness and blessings that I have received from having the gospel in my life with others.