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Hi I'm Amy

I was born in Washington, grew up in Montana and I joined the United States Air Force in 1998. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I joined the United States Air Force in 1998. I have now been in the Air Force for 16 1/2 years! I don't find other female Mormon's in the Air Force, in fact I've never encountered one in all of my years; I guess that makes me unique. As if being a women were not unique enough, being in an environment with so many men brings a very interesting dynamic to my life. I am a mother of two daughters and I've been married for almost 15 years. My husband is also in the Air Force and this presents even more challenges. Between the both of us we have deployed or have been in remote locations for over 1500 days of our marriage. Yes, that is over four years! But we love our country, and we love the people that we serve with. They really are some of the best people in the world, and I wouldn't change my life's path for anything.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the Church when I was born. My parents are members, but I gained my own testimony of the truth of the scriptures and our prophet while I was a teenager in the church. I wanted to know for myself that the church was true, so when I was twelve years old, I prayed and asked to know the truth for myself. I was overcome with emotion, and I knew that all I had learned in my life up to that point was true! Recently, I learned of my newest promotion! I was so excited the day I found out. Well, earlier that morning, I prayed that the Lord would comfort me, even if I were not promoted, that I might make it through the day, and know that I had tested at my best effort, and no matter what the result, I would be happy with the Lord's decision. Well, I was promoted! I was so happy and thanked everyone I knew that had mentored me and helped me up to this point in my career. Well, the next morning I realized I had not thanked my Heavenly Father. I kneeled down in front of my bathroom mirror and said a prayer allowed, thanking him for answering my prayer the day before. And once again I was overcome with emotion. I knew my Heavenly Father was happy for me and he shared in my joy. It is such a great feeling to know he is there for me in times of need and in times of happiness. I love his Gospel and I love my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I serve my country, but I love to serve my community. Being a member of the church has given me the opportunity to provide comfort to those in need, such as women at nursing homes, visiting those who are lonely or unable to make it to church each week, or just talking to other women who are not military. I get a lot of training in the Air Force and this had given me the talent to help in speaking to, and teaching young kids. I have been a teacher for youth in ages 6-8 years old and hosted Activity Days with them. I love spending time with kids because it takes work pressure off of me to see the youth of our country, and what freedoms I am preserving in action. I love to go to the Temples wherever I travel for the military, just to walk around the grounds and know that the temple provides a way for me to be with my family for time and all eternity is so special and such a comfort to me. On my deployments, my prayers to my Heavenly Father become even more fervent; I pray that my family will be taken care of, and I pray for my fellow military personnel and their families. I know that my prayers are answered, and I am so happy that we have chapels and Chaplains in the military, no matter where we go. I love being a member of this church, and I love comfort and the assistance my Heavenly Father gives in times of need, and in times of happiness.