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Hi I'm Amanda

I'm a performer and a writer. I love serving others. I come from two mixed families. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am very passionate about many things. For example, I love to perform, whether it's acting, singing, or ballroom dancing, I love to paint a picture and share a story with an audience. I also love creative writing. I am actually attending Brigham Young University- Idaho for my Associates Degree, but I plan on transfering to Brigham Young University for my Bachelors and then Masters in English with a Creative and Professional Writing emphasis. I love service! I was a New Student Mentor my second semester of college, and I hope to continue serving in Student Support when I come back from my mission. I am serving in the Florida Jacksonville Mission for 18 months as a sister missionary. Both my parents are remarried, so I have two biological brothers, two stepsisters, and six stepbrothers. There are 11 of us in total, four are my stepfather's kids, and four are my stepmother's kids.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have come to know and feel that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true and of God. This hasn't always been the easiest thing for me to say. My mom didn't always make us go to church. This was during a period when I was younger. I was around 8 or 9, and I didn't want to have to sit through three hours of church. When I got older, I started seeking my own testimony of the church. I found bits and pieces, I gained a testimony of some things, but my heart was never in it. I just went through the motions, and I became very passive. It was when I started college when I knew I needed to make a change. I actively went to my church meetings, prayed, and read and studied my scriptures. I immediately started to feel happier. I noticed that as I actively applied these principles into my life, it became full of light. I have had questions about many things involving the church or just my life in general. I asked my Heavenly Father of these things, searched the scriptures, listened to the prophets and apostles, and pondered the answers. I have recieved these answers gradually over time, but there are still many that I do not have answers to. When I have gained answers, however, I have recieved help from those who could not have known, I have found the exact scriptures I needed in that moment, and I have recieved a powerful burning in my chest that almost screamed, "Yes, these things are true!" I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am a Mormon. I have a personal and powerful knowledge of the truth of this gospel, and that it is of God, and that which I don't know I am patiently waiting to learn.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by church meetings, daily prayer and scripture study, temple attendance, serving as a Birthday Coordinator and an Activities Commitee Member in my ward up in my college town. As Birthday Coordinator, I made sure to visit and give a small gift to everyone who had a birthday in my ward, and I helped plan and coordinate parties and activities as an Activities Commitee Member. Most of all, I live my faith by seeking the guidance of my Heavenly Father, and striving to become like His Son, Jesus Christ. I try to reach out and serve as many as I can, and I seek to get to know everyone on a personal level. I am always stiving to love and show love to everyone I meet and come in contact with, and I am always asking my Father in Heaven for an opportunity to help bring blessings into others lives.