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Hi I'm Amanda

I am a wife and a mother to a beautiful baby girl; we love going on adventures and playing soccer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife to a wonderful husband, we have been married for 2 years. We have a beautiful baby girl. I have a bachelors degree in Health Science from BYU-Idaho. I have always been interested in helping other people. I spent 18 months in England teaching people about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I love those people and that culture and would love nothing more that to go back and be among them again. It was an amazing 18 months of my life. I love to watch and play sports, especially soccer. I enjoy riding dirt bikes, rock climbing, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and pretty much doing anything outdoors. I love nature and national parks like Yellowstone, Zion and Bryce. I also love to read, and have read a plethora of books. I love to just enjoy life and be spontaneous.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because His gospel, the gospel of Jesus Christ has saved my life countless times and in countless ways. I was raised to believe in this, but as for many of us there come times when we question what we believe and who we are. I had a moment like this when I was a senior in high school. I had many friends, a boy that I really like and a great family... but then all those things started to fall apart. My friends got boyfriends, or got different priorities or started lying to me, we stopped being so close. The boy I liked and had previously spent a lot of time with decided that he wanted to be with someone else. I felt very alone, I felt very lost. I used to take long drives by myself with my stereo blasting just to try and find some sort of release from the pain I was feeling. Nothing seemed to help, until one day I ended up at the Bountiful, Utah LDS temple. I parked my car in front of the temple, turned off my music, and just sat there and stared at the beauty and majesty of this building. Then I started sobbing, crying like that for at least an hour because as I sat there I was able to really pray to God and ask Him for help before I did something I would later regret. I felt such a power of peace, and love and healing that day at the temple. It changed my life, that one simple day. If I hadn't had this gospel I may not have gone to that temple, or prayed and opened my heart. But I did. From that day on I started going to the temple with two friends of mine who had previously kind of been on the sidelines, with them helping me go my life changed. The temple saved me. The faith I had because I am a Mormon saved me, and I'll never forget that. That's why I am a Mormon, because it brings me faith, peace, hope and healing especially during the most difficult moments of my life. And that is simply one example out of many times this gospel has saved me. I know that it's true, that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church every week, trying to help others and being a good example. A couple months ago there was a really bad wind storm that swept through my parent's neighborhood, tearing down trees, fences and power lines. A mayor of one of the nearby cities even declared a state of emergency. Luckily for us the wind died down eventually and the people worked on getting everything back to "normal". 3 days after the windstorm it was a Sunday. I saw my dad putting on some work clothes and asked where he was going. He said that there were 75 mph winds coming that could pick up the branches from previously fallen trees that had been cut up for removal and turn them into deadly spears in the impending wind. The men in the church building we attend were called out to clean up the branches, we were told a special meeting would be held for us later to take the sacrament and worship God. We spent the day from 9am until 3pm cleaning up branches and trees with other people. That's what it's all about for me. Being willing to put our time on hold to help other people. That's how I live my faith, by finding ways to serve others and serve the Lord, to put my knowledge of the gospel and my faith in the Savior to work. I try to love and serve and be the kind of person that the Savior was, I'm not perfect but I try my best.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Amanda
One of the ways that I personally know there is a God is because of His many tender mercies in my life. In the Book of Mormon 1 Nephi 1:20 there is a scripture that mentions these tender mercies, "But behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith..." In my life these tender mercies are the small unexpected treasures that come to me in my life. For example, I love the rain and sometimes when I am having a hard time I will look outside and it will be raining. Sometimes these tender mercies are a friend showing up just when I need them, my favorite song coming on the radio, a text message that makes my day. I think these things show that there truly is a God up there watching over His children and wanting them to be happy so He sends us small reminders that He is there and that He loves us. Show more Show less