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Hi I'm Amanda Hardman

I want to be a dietitian. I run for fun. I express myself best through music whether piano, harp or singing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a full time missionary serving in the New York New York South Mission speaking Haitian Creole (Kreyol Ayisyen). I love learning about nutrition, the things our bodies need, how they work best, etc. I was a pre-dietetics major at BYU before leaving on my mission. During high school I was on both the cross country and track teams, running and conditioning year round. I absolutely love running, it is such a stress reliever to me and though it's hard in the moment the feeling after is just the best. Music has been a part of my life since I was tiny, and it's the easiest way for me to express myself. I sing, play piano and play the harp. I love these beautiful instruments and the beauty I can produce through them. I've had a lot of chronic health trials over the years, but they have made me so much stronger. I love the outdoors. Trail running is my favorite. I love to hike, camp, fish, and so much more. I dabble in photography trying to capture the beauty of the nature that surrounds me.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both members, and I was raised in the church. I have learned it's teachings since I was small. But I'm not a Mormon just because it's what my parents taught me. I am a Mormon because I know that the teachings of this church are true. I have prayed to God, my Heavenly Father, and asked about them and if this is his true church. I have received powerful assuring answers time after time. I know for myself. Being a Mormon and living the gospel has also brought me so many blessings in my life. Though it can be hard and discouraging to do everything, I know that when I am trying and doing my best, it makes life easier. I am able to feel the Spirit more in my life, which brings me happiness, peace, comfort, and strength. Because of what I have learned in this church I know that I never have to be alone.

How I live my faith

As a young single adult in the church I like to participate in the activities that are provided for us and attend firesides that are put together. In my middle school and high school years I was a member of the presidencies for the Beehive (12-14 years old), Miamaid (14-16 years old), and Laurel (16-18) groups of the young women's program. These callings helped gave me responsibility in church and at our activities to help make sure they go well and get to know the other girls in the group with me better. It gave me opportunities to work closely with my leaders and learn many good skills from them, for church and in general. I am now serving as a full time missionary, dedicating 18 months to share and teach others the principles of this church that I know for myself to be true.