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Hi I'm Amy

I live in North Salt Lake, Utah. My husband and I have 3 daughters. Our family loves to play in the outdoors.

About Me

I was born and raised LDS. At birth, I was adopted and so was my younger brother. My parents divorced when I was 17years old. Inspired, my Laurels advisor at the time recommended I become a river guide in Moab, Utah during the summer break while I attended college. I love nature and the outdoors in the beautiful state of Utah. That is where I met my husband, Joe. Together we are so blessed and raise our three daughters, ages 15, 13 and 8. Both Joe and I are a team raising our girls while we both work outside the home. I am a Regulatory and Marketing Manager for a small start-up company that treats water for re-use in the oil and gas fields. Life is so busy for our family, but we are grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who hears and answers prayers. I believe that Families precious gifts and everything we do should focus on loving, teaching and nurturing our children. Teaching our children to serve others and follow the Savior Jesus Christ is the best gift we can give them.

Why I am a Mormon

As a mother and wife, I believe that the family is eternal. I love my husband and our children so much I can't express it in words! I believe that by doing what God has asked us to do through scriptures and living prophets, we can grow closer to Him and be happy in the midst of the chaos of this world. When we die, we can return to live in His presence. My mother passed not quite a month ago and I had the privilege of being at her side as she crossed to the other side. During her health decline, but especially in her final moments, I felt an overwhelming, indescribable feeling of the love that God has for each one of us. Her precious spirit was returning home with honor. I am grateful for her example. I know that God loves each one of us and His son, Jesus Christ has given us the roadmap home....we just need to believe and follow His way. I know that the true and full gospel has been restored to the earth through a humble 14 year old boy in the prophet Joseph Smith. I know that God continues to speak to living prophets here on the earth in an organization and structure identical to the church as the Savior organized himself when He was living on the earth 2000 years ago. I believe that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and is another account of the Savior and the time he spent in North America after he was crucified. Have you read it? If you have, read it again - if you have not, read it and get on your knees and ask the Lord if it is true. The guidance and direction given in the Book of Mormon is from God. I know the gospel is true! I know that temples are a place where we can grow closer to Him and gain knowledge and understanding. I know repentance and forgiveness can bring great change and that our Savior lives! God wants our families to return home to Him and by being baptized and confirmed a member the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day - "entering the strait and narrow gate..." and by following our Savior we can return home to Him.

How I live my faith

I just love my current calling - I am an advisor to the 14-15 year-old young women. Each Sunday, we meet for about 45 minutes to discuss the gospel and the teaching of our Savior, Jesus Christ. These young women are so strong. They know who they are. They work everyday to live up to the standards and values they have been taught by parents, teachers, living prophets, by studying the scriptures, praying and serving. They know that by following our Savior, they can make it through in a world full of mixed messages and negativity. They can return one day to live with their Heavenly Father and their families. I love this calling because we learn about the gospel together. These remarkable young women have a light about them. Myself and the other leaders pray for these girls and look after these girls. We also meet each Wednesday night for fun activities like swim parties, service projects, crafts, etc. In addition to serving with the young woman of our church, myself and my neighbor are assigned to keep in touch with two other women. Each month we schedule time to visit with each of these great ladies every month. The purpose is to make sure they are doing okay. Often we prepare a 5 minute gospel message. We have developed some sweet friendships. We laugh and we cry. Sometimes, we even surprise these women with a meal or go for a walk for even meet for lunch. It's a great way to stay in touch and I have gained so much by knowing these awesome women. Becoming temple worthy and attending the temple has been one of the most rewarding experiences. My husband and I were married for eternity in the temple 25 years ago. I try to go to the temple at least two times a month. When I go I find such peace. I am able to shut out the business of life and concentrate on the most important things. It is a time of reflection, of understanding and prioritizing. It is a time I feel close to God and His Son Jesus Christ.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Amy
As women we have a God-given role of raising our children with our husbands. He is my companion and together we do the very best we can to meet the emotional, spiritual and temporal needs of these wonderful people we were given to raise. Just as my husband and I are different people with different strengths that contribute to caring for our kids, I see the two of us are partners in the priesthood. He has been given the responsibility of holding the Priesthood uses this gift to help our family and serve others in need. My role as his companion is as important in that I feel like I have pretty good intuition and he and I are stronger together Show more Show less