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Hi I'm Amy.

I live in Indiana. I'm a mom, wife, and a cake decorator. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of five kids, wife to a fantastic scientist, and mother to four extremely cute, wonderful kids. The gospel and my family are the center of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it gives me direction. I have Christ as my example to follow daily. I love the reminders that I get through the programs of the church to continue to strive to be the best person I can be. I am a Mormon because I believe the Book of Mormon is the perfect “parenting handbook”. I cannot imagine being a parent at this time in the world without the guidance and advice I have received through the church and the scriptures. I am a Mormon because the doctrine on eternal families has brought me total peace through trials I have gone through, like losing a baby boy after 5 months of pregnancy, or watching my father in-law die of cancer in his early 50’s. I have a testimony that through the blessings of the temple I will be with these wonderful people again. I am a Mormon because I have learned throughout my life that Christ is a loving brother. He is approachable. He will console. He will lift. I am never left alone. He would not suffer as He did for me and then leave me to fend for myself. I am a Mormon because it is a living gospel with Christ at the head. Miracles and direction have not ceased. I see them in my life daily. I am grateful for the blessings that come with the Holy Ghost as my companion. I am a Mormon because the Book of Mormon is real. It is a true book and my testimony of it grows every time I read it. I am a Mormon because I know that there is a living prophet on the earth today. I am a Mormon because the Savior lives.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by taking my responsibility of teaching my children about Christ very seriously. I live my faith by striving to be aware and act upon opportunities to serve others and share my blessings, and by trying to study the scriptures daily and remember the Savior. I am currently serving as Young Women’s President in my ward. I love working with the 12-18 year old young women. The youth are fantastic people who are up against a lot. I am grateful for the humbling opportunity to try to get them from 12 to 18 while gaining a testimony of who they are.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Amy.
 In the scriptures we are commanded to give tithes and offerings. I have been so very blessed in my life. Where much is given, much is required. As I have faithfully paid my tithing I have seen obvious blessings come through obedience to this law. When my husband spent 5 years in grad school we lived off of very little. We always had what we needed and even had some of what we wanted, all while taking out minimal school loans. We even had people make comments about how our family was "well off". They had no idea that at the end of the year when we would add up how much money we made compared to how much we spent, the math never made sense. Logically, we could never understand why we were able to live the way that we did. We knew it was the blessings that came from paying a full tithe and generous fast offerings. Show more Show less