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Hi I'm Amy

About Me

I'm a wife and mother of two cute boys that keep me very busy! I stay at home and love that I get to soak up all the little moments of my boys development. I have a B.S. in Marriage, Family, Human Development and will eventually go back to school to get my masters in Marriage Therapy or another similar behavior science field. For now, I consider myself in my practicum, not sure how I am fairing. :) I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

My conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was not an event but a process. It started in my youth as I read the Book of Mormon on my own. I felt the help that our Heavenly Father offered us through his holy scriptures. As I read and pondered and prayed and lived my awkward teenage years, I found very personal solutions to problems that I faced. I began to realize that there was a loving God who knew me personally and wanted to help me through the trials of life. I love The LDS Church because the doctrines don't change with the will and desires of men and society. There are expectations that God has given from the beginning and those same expectations still exist within the doctrine of The LDS Chuch. There is protection in living what is right. I believe the President of this church is a Prophet of God, who tells us his will and will direct us in what we need to do to be happy. I know this because I am happy when I follow the prophet, my life has meaning and purpose.

How I live my faith

My faith plays the biggest role in how I live. I live my faith in my home first as I try to be a good example of Christian values to my children. I practice patience and charity on a daily basis! I also enjoy trying to be a good neighbor to members of my church and those who are not. As a church assignment I am in charge of helping people understand the importance of being prepared for emergencies however I have also been assigned many other "jobs" (without pay of course) throughout my membership. My favorite was as a seminary teacher to the youth. I prepared lessons every day for high school aged youth. These awesome kids would show up at my door at 5:45am to be taught the gospel of Jesus Christ. What a blessing to all of us to start our day with the truth to protect us.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Baptisms for the dead may seem a little odd but this action demonstrates the perfection of the plan that Heavenly Father has for all of his children and his desire for all of us to return to him. The basic doctrine of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is that we must be baptized in order to return to the presence of God and be saved. What about those who never had the opportunity to be baptized by someone with the correct authority? Obviously, Heavenly Father planned for this which is why we, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ, stand as proxy, for those who did not have the opportunity to be baptized in this life, making the plan perfectly fair. Show more Show less