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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a Mormon. I joined the church September 15, 2012.

About Me

I am a single adult. I love to read, listen to music and sing. (with groups) I moved into the home of a friend in Sept. 1992 to help care for her children who have Autism & Fragile X Syndrome while she worked at her job as a paramedic. Neither one of us thought it would last longer than 2 weeks because we were so different but the Lord had different plans and here I am all these years later. Unexpectedly in 2005 my friend was diagnosed with ALS so I now care for her and her youngest child.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a wonderful Christian home. We were not of the Mormon faith however, My parents took us to church every time there was a church function. I studied the scriptures and ask a lot of questions growing up. I was always thirsty to know more and wondered why the church believed some things in scripture were no longer valid, yet other things were. I KNEW there had to be more valid answers to my questions and felt the gospel had to bring us more joy than I was experiencing. As I moved into adulthood, I would find more answers to questions as I attended different faiths but no one seemed to be able to answer all my questions. I kept praying for peace. I wanted to know there was a place I could get uncompromising answers to all my biblical/spiritual questions. I wanted to be part of a church that followed Scripture 100%, not just the parts they felt were valid today. We started attending the church and taking the classes with the missionaries. As I studied with the missionaries, and on my own, I started to feel peace. TRUE PEACE came the day of my baptism. In spite of the fact my best friend said if I joined this church it would change our relationship, I knew I was supposed to be baptized. When Elder Smith placed me under the water, it was as if every spiritual concern I'd ever had was washed away. I came out of the water with a feeling of peace I can't describe but I can tell you I still have it today. I pray for all my family and friends to experience this same peace.

How I live my faith

At church I was called to be an assistant "Public Relations Specialist." I laugh at the title because when I was asked about this, the position was described to me as someone who staples things on a bulletin board. I thought sure I can do that. I also thought, oh how nice they want us to be involved in spite of our challenging circumstances a family unit. What I didn't realize is that I was to come up with a theme. Thankfully we are blessed to have many in our church to assist with ideas and a church website full of resources. I may not be the most talented but it's not as intimidating of a job as the title may make it seem. We also try to help out cleaning our church when the weather permits for us to get out. I love that the church is so accepting of my young Autistic friend and allow him to participate where he can. I also have pushed out of my comfort zone when out in public with my young Autistic friend because he invites everyone to church and then says, "take it away Amy" and I then share a bit out the church. I'm not great at this but I suppose with practice I will improve. I am so glad Heavenly Father doesn't expect us to be perfect.