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Hi I'm Ami Alvord

Hello! I'm Ami! :D I grew up in a small city in Southern California called Simi Valley. I'm an LDS member, AKA a Mormon.

About Me

Hi I'm Ami! I grew up in Southern California, near LA. I lived in a bit of an unique household as both of my parents spoke & taught us my Mother's native language, Japanese. I'm the youngest of 2 kids. I also have ADHD. I now currently attending my dream college of BYU Hawaii!. My hobbies are reading books, especially Fantasy. I'm also a little bit of a SciFi Junkie with my Dad. I love all kinds of Arts but I also like Science and Technology! In general, I've always been a bit of an explorer and creator. During my free time I might go on and do my own research on the internet to learn something new about certain topics that catch my interest or I spend some time by myself making and rearranging stories. Lastly, about every family member has pitched in to help our local Polynesian dance group. I have an incredible time as a dancer and learning about the cultures behind them!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm so glad that I grew up in the Gospel and served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints since childhood! I know its kind of cliche, but I honestly wouldn't have known what could of happened to me if I didn't have this in my life, (although given my circumstances it might of turned out bad). You see... I have ADHD. From some of the voices in the world, they say that we are condemned to failure, but from what I've learned from living the gospel is no matter how hard the situation may seem, you can overcome it, learn from it, and become a much stronger person out of it. I've always been inspired by heroism growing up and listing to stories. One day while studying for English I ran into Joseph Campbell's theory of the "monomyth" which is the backbone of amazing stories such as the "Hunger Games" . I was in awe as I read his work and what these heroes are meant to teach us as they reflect much of the truth in our lives that is found in the gospel. I would talk more about it for hours but its better that you check it out yourselves! also I've loved reading quotes. 2 of them hold very strong truths. "You may be in a tough time, but the enemy always fights you the hardest when he knows what God has in store for you." the same holds true for you. Just like a hero fighting the hardest monsters you too can be courageous and fight with all your might and win! However you must not forget that you must "Pray as if everything depended on God. Work as if everything depended on you". If you follow and keep God's Commandments with all your might, miracles will happen! also I highly recommend everyone go to lds.org and read “Cast Not Away Therefore Your Confidence” by elder Jeffrey R. Holland. Through my experiences of battling the challenges that await me everyday by living the gospel of Jesus Christ, I am able to strengthen my relationship with my Father in Heaven, and appreciate to see the world a little in his eyes. I testify in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I've served a few positions in my lifetime in the church. I have serviced once as president of a section of my youth group called the Beehives and help organized actives. I served as a ward missionary coordinator for my ward, which help organize those who are preparing for a mission and keep in touch with those currently out on a mission or have returned. Lately, I am serving as a Family History Missionary who's job is to help find family members and ancestors who have past away and have the important mission of reconnecting them back to the families that are still living. outside of general positions, I'm always happy to participate in community service actives, such as Mormon Helping Hands.