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Hi I'm Amanda Young

I grew up in Poway, California. I attended BYU-Idaho for a few semesters. I am a soon to be missionary. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I recently finished my first year at BYU-Idaho and am home for the summer in California in preparation for leaving for my mission in Yakima, Washington, Spanish speaking. I am the oldest of four kids, to my parents. I love playing soccer, going on adventures, and listening to music, including atttending whatever concerts I can.

Why I am a Mormon

As far back as I can truly think, the Mormon church has been a part of my family since it was restored by Joseph Smith. While I was younger, it was just the thing I did; I went to church, I went to the various activities. This was mostly because my parents did it and I looked up to them. Around the age that I was baptized, which for me was eight years old, I realized that I could make these decisions for myself. As I grew up into mu teenage years, I really realized that with the gift of agency, it was 100% my choice whether or not I would go to church and participate. I ave struggled with a lot of adversity in my life, but in the end, the one constant was always the church. No matter what was changing in my life, whether it be friendships, or social pressures, etc., the church remained constant and allowed for greater happiness than I thought was possible. My testimony has been tried, but time after time, it is strengthened through keeping the commandments and remaining faithful.

How I live my faith

Growing up in the youth program I was given many leadership roles in which I was able to assist other youth my age in completing projects and teaching them, and helping with their spiritual growth. In turn, it truly helped me strengthen my knowledge of the church and its truthfulness. As I went to college I was able to serve among the other sisters up there as I would conduct meetings, fellowship all the sisters, and work to help them always.