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Hi I'm Amy

I am from the United States of America. I love athletics. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love athletics. I am an aerialist, gymnast, pole vaulter, runner, swing dancer, and I love to sing, and watch sunsets. I also love the outdoors; hiking, swimming, camping. Above all I love my family. I am a middle child in a family of 10. Some people say it's a big family, and I say the more the merrier! I love all my family and they are so much fun! Right now I am working full time at a dental office as a CDA, and hoping to attend nursing school after I serve a mission in Peru for 18 months.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who where both active Mormons. When I was finally at the age of 8 years old I chose to be baptized a member just like the rest of my family. I chose this because I felt and believed that it was true even at the young age of 8. It wasn't until later that I knew without a doubt that it is in fact true. Later in my life, like most teenage girls, I felt very insecure with myself. I thought I was dumb, and ugly, and had no potential for anything. I started to have very low self esteem. I finally turned to my religion for an answer to my problem. All the world was telling me is that I would never be good enough for acceptance or love. I turned to the Book of Mormon. I read it every single day, and I prayed to my Heavenly Father. I finally decided to ask my Father in Heaven if I was beautiful. This was my answer. Right then it was as if a blindfold had been taken off my eyes. I knew I was beautiful, and not just me, but every single person that is on the Earth right now, and has ever been on the Earth. I know that we are all divine with loving heavenly parents. I know that I am a daughter of God and that he loves me. I know that Jesus Christ is my heavenly brother and died so that I might live. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet, and that he translated the Book of Mormon which is also true. I know that President Monson is our modern day prophet, and he receives instruction and revelation for the church today. I know that there was a life before this, and a life after this. I know that everyone is loved and special. I know that anything is possible with the help of our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

Right now I serve as a councilor to the president over the women in our young single adult ward. The president has 2 councilors, and a secretary. As a presidency we help the women in our area feel loved and cared for, and make sure that their needs are met. We try our very best to bring them closer to our savior Jesus Christ. There are many times when we plan activities to bring these women closer together and so that they might feel welcome. We welcome all sisters in with open arms and invite them to feel the love and spirit of the our Heavenly Father,and Jesus Christ. I also serve as a visiting teacher for more specific women in the ward. These women that I serve are very special people. I try my very best to always be there for them emotionally, spiritually and physically. I visit them at least once a month with another women that goes with me. On those visits we get to know each other better, and we discuss a gospel topic. I will also serve as a missionary in Peru for 18 months where I will share the message of the gospel with anyone and everyone I meet! Other than those the best way I live my faith is by random acts of kindness, and sharing with others the happiness that the gospel has brought to my life.

What is faith?

Faith is a hope for things which are not seen, which are true. (Alma 32:21, Hebrews 11:1) I have struggled with faith all through high school. I wanted to know that the church was true like everyone else at church seemed to, but I just didn't know. I decided that I was finally going to find out for myself, so I used the small amount of faith I had and took action. I decided to read the Book of Mormon, and pray to see if it was true. That act of faith led to others. The Book of Mormon has promises in it, so I decided to experiment. All of these experiences has led me to the final conclusion that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only church with the fullness of the Gospel. Because of the faith that I exercised I have witnessed miracles. I could never doubt it, and I will never doubt it again. Show more Show less