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Hi I'm Amelia (クランダル・アミリア)

I'm a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it.

About Me

I am college student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I plan on studying to become a high school Japanese teacher, but I have put my education on pause so that I can serve a mission for the church! I have been called to serve in Tokyo, Japan, and I will be serving until September 2016. When I return home, I will pick up where I left off and continue my schooling. I have a fascination with Japanese culture and language. It started when I first listened to Japanese pop music in junior high. I love Japan and the wonderful Japanese people! I am very close with my family. I have three beautiful older sisters and an adorable niece. I enjoy doing family history work. I have ancestors from Europe, Hawaii, Korea, and the Philippines.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in this church, but I have gained a testimony of my own. I know that I have a loving Heavenly Father, and I know that His son, Jesus Christ, suffered so that I could have the chance to repent of my mistakes and be forgiven. This gospel has brought me so much peace, happiness, joy, and hope. It has been a light in my life, and has helped me to become better than what I would have been. I know that because of the Great Plan of Happiness, I can be with my family forever. Through the sealing ordinances of the temple, we will not be separated at death. This brings me a lot of hope. Through the witness of the Holy Ghost, I have come to know that the gospel is true. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet. I know that he translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God. I know that we have living prophets today, with proper authority. This is Christ's church! I know that the Book of Mormon is a true book. It was preserved by God's hand to come forth in our day.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith daily. I love to study the scriptures, and I pray frequently throughout the day. I try to better myself through studying the teachings of Jesus Christ. I attend the temple regularly and go to church every week. I have served in several different positions in the church in the past, but right now I am serving as a full time missionary for the church. I share my beliefs every day with the Japanese people. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to devote all of my time and efforts to the Lord. I feel that I am learning how I want to live in the future - with a greater focus on the Gospel, because that is what's most important!

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Amelia (クランダル・アミリア)
Baptism is something that many people seem to be afraid of. Put simply, baptism is a promise between an individual and God. We promise that we will strive to follow and become more like Christ. God promises to bless us and guide us back to Him. He promises to forgive us when we repent. Baptism is more than just a promise - it is a covenant. God sets the conditions, and we choose whether or not to accept them. When we keep our covenants, God has promised to bless us. When we fail to keep those covenants, we lose those blessings. Show more Show less