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Hi I'm Amanda

I am the youngest of five children. I love animals and being outdoors. I like to learn. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just finished my first year of college as a biology major. My focus is genetics which absolutely fascinates me! I love learning about how incredible the body is and how it works. I also really like to sing and was a part of a jazz group in high school. Another passion of mine is animals which was fueled by my sister who has had many animals over the years from rabbits, to horses, to chickens, to dogs.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the hope that comes from the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, namely eternal families. My father passed away from cancer when I was 19 and I was heartbroken. The only thing that gave me hope was that I knew that my parents were sealed in the temple, meaning that our family wouldn't only last for this life, but forever. This plan often refered to as the Plan of Happiness really does bring me joy and hope for what is to come after death. It is what pushes me to be my best so that I can be with Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and my family again.

How I live my faith

I am living my faith by serving a mission. I will spend 18 months of my life serving those around me and sharing my beliefs with those who will listen. During this time, I will be privileged to share messages about Jesus Christ in hopes to increase people's faith in him and his sacrifice for us and to bring them hope.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon was written by ancient prophets in the Americas and compiled by one of the last of these prophets named Mormon. Because Heavenly Father loves His children, He made it available during our time as a second witness (along with the Bible) of Jesus Christ, His teachings, and His love for us. The Book of Mormon, originally carved into golden plates, was given to Joseph Smith, the first prophet of the latter-days, afterwhich he translated the ancient writings into English through the power of God. Show more Show less