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Hi I'm Amy

I have a wonderful family, I'm English, I LOVE music and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I LOVE music. Everything about it. I love to listen to it in all it's varieties but most of all I love to play it. I grew up in a home with a mother who encouraged it, older siblings who played musical instruments, a piano that was constantly open. I began learning to play the violin at the age of 3 on a cardboard box, ruler and elastic bands which had been lovingly made for me. I slowly learned about rhythm and notes and scales and how all of those things fitted together in different ways made music. I've always loved how music makes you feel and how it is limitless. No matter your skills, you can join in. It brings people together like nothing else.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents separated when I was very young and my mum became the head of our home. She is an incredibly strong woman who taught me and my 5 older siblings right from wrong and supported us always, through some especially difficult family trials. Whilst young, I was taught of my loving Heavenly Father and Saviour. My knowledge of them was so engrained in me that who I was and what I believed couldn't be separated. Over the next few years I moved out of home, fell in love and got married. But 5 years later I found myself going through a divorce and began to really struggle. Although I tried to believe that my Heavenly Father knew and loved me, I was finding it hard to believe that anyone could. I spent a couple of years half-heartedly attending church but not living the way I should until I realised that I needed to find out for myself whether Heavenly Father was really there. Did he really know me and love me? If so, then I needed to change my life. As I started to pray to my Heavenly Father every day, I immediately began to feel his love for me. Sometimes I would feel a physical warmth as I poured out my soul to him, very honestly, very emotionally and sometimes in frustration. Other times, I would ask Him questions and although I didn't hear a voice or see a vision, I felt peace, almost as if a load had been lifted. This was such a contrast to the difficult, dark feelings I'd had when my marriage ended. I realised that my Heavenly Father had been waiting to bless me in this way. I am a Mormon because I know this is the true gospel. I know that Heavenly Father is there. I know that my Saviour died for me, and you, so that we can be forgiven when we make mistakes. We do all we can and then He will make up the rest so that we can return to live with our Heavenly Father forever. I know this gospel is true because Heavenly Father has given us temples so that families can be sealed for eternity, and a Prophet so that He can speak to us today.

How I live my faith

At the moment, I am responsible for the young women at church between the ages of 12-18. We get together on Wednesday nights to do something fun. We play netball, spend time on the beach, bake yummy treats, learn new crafts and also do service projects to help people in the area. I absolutely love my Wednesday nights with these girls. They are such lovely people who care about others. They care about the world they live in and they want to make it a better place. The media and celebrity culture suggest to them that they have not succeeded in life until they are skinny, have a career and money. They receive pressure from so many directions. Our activities on a Wednesday night are a break away from all of that. The girls forge such strong relationships with each other and are able to just be themselves. We relax, we're silly and laugh...a lot. On Sundays, we teach the young women that they're daughters of God which means they have endless potential to become whatever they want to when they put their faith in Heavenly Father.