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Hi I'm Amalia Peripoli

I grew up in Cardigan, PEI. I own my own tutoring business. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

What can I say about myself? I am 28 years old. I am friendly, loving, and very kind. I love to read, sing and dance. My favorite author is Tamora Pierce and I love all Disney movies. I also enjoy J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Eragon, The Mortal Instruments Series and the Twilight Series. I have taught many different things in my life including Ballet, Jazz, Latin (to adults) and vocal music. I have my BA with a Major in Psychology and a Minor in English. Currently I'm tutoring mostly in Math with some English and Basic French (not Immersion) as well. Now, for a little bit about my family life. I was adopted on my 1st birthday by wonderful parents. They took care of me starting when I was 3 months old, but the official adoption was my 1st birthday. My brother was adopted from another family when I was 4 years old and he was 2 years old. My mother passed away in 2004 when I was 18 from cancer. She had been struggling with cancer ever since I was 6, so that is a long time. I am very grateful that she sacrificed her body to try to be there as long as possible for my brother and myself. My dad is alive and well and is now in a relationship with a woman I've known my whole life who is like a second mother to me. I have been very blessed with the family and friends in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

To know why I'm a Mormon, you'd need to hear my conversion story: It starts in 2010 or so. My mother had been dead for a few years and I had been searching ever since. I thought that if I got to know God better, maybe I would feel like I was closer to my Mom. So, I knelt down and started praying for guidance on how to get to know God better. The next day Missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints knocked on my door and asked if I wanted to learn about Jesus. We walked down to the park and they explained what they believed and gave me a copy of the Book of Mormon and invited me to read it and to faithfully pray to find out if it was true or not. After a few months of lessons with the Missionaries, they invited me to be baptized but I wasn't ready, so I stopped. I then met with Jehovah's Witness and took lessons from them and to see if their church was the way for me to find God. I stopped after the 10th lesson because they wanted me to give up my enjoyment of the fantasy genre and I couldn't see why God would want me to. So, I prayed again and the Missionaries again knocked on my door. I met with them for awhile and when they asked me to be baptized I said no again. I then started going to the Baptist church because their music always made me feel closer to God. I enjoyed the music but I didn't really believe in their doctrine. However, I learned something important from my baptist friend which allowed me to accept the truth: Jesus Christ existed and the Bible is real. So, when the Missionaries came to my house to meet with my roommate, I was willing to listen. I had an urge to give it a real shot, so I threw myself into my study. I was given a very clear answer from the Book of Mormon: Alma 7:19 - Basically it said I was on the right path. I couldn't believe how blunt that was. I was baptized on March 8th, 2014 and confirmed a member of the church the next day, and I couldn't be any happier.

How I live my faith

At Church I try to be as involved as I can. I attend activities for Young Single Adults in my area such as games nights, cooking lessons, and barbeques. I go to any and all activities that I can. I am an Assistant Librarian at the Church, so I've been spending some time with the Librarian trying to get the place inventoried and updated. I also am in charge of the Newsletter for the women's group that we have called Relief Society. In terms of other things I do that are church related: 1) I attend meetings and lessons with the Missionaries in the area, 2) I visit members of the Church who are in need of help to assist them with any light housekeeping that is needed, 3) I have the Missionaries over for dinner, 4) and I visit women in the Church to try to get to know them better, see if they need my assistance with anything, and to share a spiritual message which is called Visiting Teaching. I also do some personal study at home which includes: 1) reading my scriptures daily for at least 10 minutes, 2) in depth study of scriptures for at least 10 minutes (so taking notes and making sure I understand what is going on), 3) reading for the Missionaries or for Church for the next Sunday or lesson for at least 10 minutes daily, and 5) starting today I'm also going to be trying to do some more skill building concepts from a Young Women's book (ie aimed at girls age 12-17).