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Hi I'm Amy B.

I love my family, mountaineering, and music. I'm a missionary in sweet home Alabama. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an Idaho girl through and through, even though I loved spending the first years of my life in the heart of Texas. I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation, as my passions are working with people and doing anything outside, especially hiking and climbing mountains. I also love music and grew up playing the piano classically. Although I do love a solid Beethoven piece, I favorite music to listen to is folk, bluegrass, and country. While going to school, I worked at an experiential learning facility/ranch called Badger Creek where I learned the true meaning of the principles of grit, stewardship, and loyalty. LDS youth involved in the AFY program came to Badger Creek to learn principles of the gospel through hands-on learning outdoor experiences. The AFY program is so dear to my heart. It was the most tiring and most rewarding work I've done so far. Although I do love all the things I have mentioned, the most important thing to me is my family. I love them so much! I am greatly blessed to have my best friends be my family members. There is nothing that compares to time spent with them. I am grateful for the knowledge that we will be together throughout the eternities. I recently decided to serve a mission for the LDS church and am SO happy. I am grateful for the sacred call I have received to serve the people in Alabama. There is no greater joy than serving the Lord and His people, our brothers and sisters.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was raised in the Mormon church, I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I have received a knowledge that this church is the gospel of Jesus Christ in it's fullness. I have received this testimony only through years of study, prayer, and applying the principles of the gospel. I have been building my testimony my whole life. As I listened to the testimonies of others and felt the power of the Holy Ghost telling me what they said was true, I wanted to know for myself. My testimony came slowly, like a sunrise, through a culmination of experiences. I have felt the power of the Holy Ghost many times in my life, testifying that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that we have living prophets on the earth today that speak the word of God. It has reminded me of my eternal worth, that I have always and will always exist. Each person is an eternal being. We lived before the world was. This earth is a probationary time for us to choose God or satan. Although I know these things are true, I have to choose to believe it every day. My faith is a choice. I don't feel a burning, overwhelming presence of the Holy Ghost witnessing these things are true every time I read the scriptures. And that's okay! Faith is like a seed, if planted it will grow. If neglected, it will die. I choose each day to have faith in the witness I received through the Holy Ghost and to act on the principles of the restored gospel. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that He loves us. His atoning sacrifice is real and we can rely on the atonement every day for strength, repentance, and forgiveness. He died for each individual person that has and will live on the earth. It is only through Him that we can gain eternal life with our loving Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

Faith and action are synonymous, so I live my faith by choosing every day to live the principles of the gospel. I am far from perfect! But I obey the commandments as best I can, read my scriptures, pray, fulfill my calling to visit and help those in my community, and love my family. Most recently, I have chosen to live my faith by deciding to serve a mission to spread the joyful message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ for 18 months. A mission is not something I am pressured into doing by the church or my community, but has truly been my choice. I want to share the happiness I have received by living the principles of the gospel. My testimony is one of my most prized possessions, so sharing it with others is the greatest gift I can give. I am so happy for this opportunity I have to serve my Heavenly Father and look forward to a lifetime of service in His true church.