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Hi I'm Amanda

I am from Utah. I love to watch movies, laugh and snowboard. I am the only active LDS member in my immediate family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love love love snowboarding. I serve a lot in my community through after school programs, the public library and other miscellaneous opportunities. I will be attending Utah State University in a few years and plan on going into education. I also read, scrapbook, sing, and babysit a lot. Kids are just the cutest and I can't wait to be a mom one day.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were very open to letting me and my brother "choose our own path" as we grew up. They did there best not to force any of there beliefs on us. They both came from LDS families but did not wish to continue in the church. Through the years me and my brother experimented with the church on and off. We were both baptized but still never took to the church very strongly. The summer before my freshman year of high school I went to a three day camp for young girl. It was fun but also very spiritual. During the testimony meeting, where we sit around the camp fire and share our testimony, I felt so strongly that this was the church I needed to belong to. I began attending church by myself every week but found so much support from the members in my congregation. My testimony grew by leaps and bounds and I felt a sense of belonging, One I had never felt before. I learned of my Heavenly Fathers purpose for me. In a song by Katie Perry she says "I stood for nothing so I fell for everything". Growing up that is how I felt. I can't imagine where I would be right now without the gospel. I could be eighteen with a young kid, kicked out of my home by my parents or experimenting with drugs as many of the people my age are. God has a plan for me and helped me find my path to happiness through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

In church I teach the four and five year olds along with a very dear friend of mine. I just "graduated" from the young womens and they still hold a very special place in my heart. I help them out as much as I can. I visit teach three amazing women in my ward once a month.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Amanda
A testimony is something we gain as we study the scriptures, pray, attend church and seek for the truth. As we do these things the Holy Ghost gives us a witness that they are true through feelings and impressions. Your testimony could be similar to a degree you get for school. First we go to elementary then move on to middle school and so on. A testimony doesn't necessarily have specific stages like school but it is evidence, which really only you and Heavenly Father know about, that you are coming to know the truth of the gospel. Show more Show less