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Hi I'm Amy. I'm a Christian.

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a graduate student studying Public Administration. I LOVE playing sports, but especially basketball, frisbee, football, and soccer. I enjoy long distance running, and hope in the next few years to build up the courage to run a marathon. I come from a big family and whenever we get together we eat a LOT of ice cream, play games, and watch old movies. Music is a big part of my life, and sometimes I feel like my life is a musical because I can think of a song for every situation I am in. I love to laugh and be silly, dress up, bake and spend time with friends. I value my friends greatly and believe that good friends can make a huge difference in who you become.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon church, but I have had many experiences that have led me to know for myself that the doctrine and life I've lived since a child is true. I am a Mormon because learning about Jesus Christ and his true gospel gives me hope. I have hope that when I make mistakes I can be forgiven. I have hope and believe that when I pray to God, he hears me and wants to help me. I have hope that when I die, I can live with my family, friends and God forever. I have hope and faith that when I do what God requires of me, everything will be ok. This Hope is the hope of Jesus Christ. It gives me a constant source of comfort and happiness in this crazy world.

How I live my faith

-Attending church and other activities weekly -Praying to Heavenly Father -Going to the temple -Being respectful to my body -Treating people like Jesus would treat them -Doing service in the community -Teaching Sunday School -Visiting other members of the church -Writing in my journal -Reading the scriptures

What is the priesthood?

Amy. I'm a Christian.
The prisesthood is the power given to men here on earth to act in God's name. This power can't be given to anyone who wants it, it is a gift that is given to men who are obedient to God's commandments and are willing to do what God wants them to do. Jesus Christ gave this power to his Apostles so that they could go and teach to all nations and baptize in the name of Jesus Christ. After all of Christ's Apostles were killed, the priesthood and power to direct Christ's church was not on the earth for many years. In the early 1800's the priesthood was restored, or brought back again. Because the priesthood was brought back to the earth, the power to teach, baptize and bless in the name of Jesus Christ was again present. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Amy. I'm a Christian.
Mormon women are AWESOME!!! Maybe I'm a little bias but the women I know in my life who are Mormon have been amazing role models of charity, kindness, and a love for life; and their not all perfect cookie cutter women either (neither my mom or I are very good cooks and that's totally fine). Mormon women are women who know they are daughters of God and are capable of accomplishing some amazing things. Some people might think that women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints take a back seat to the men, especially when it comes to serving in the church, but this isn't true at all. Men and women are equal in the sight of God, but have different roles to fill in life. As a Mormon woman I understand that God has given me the ability to have children and, when the time comes, will bless me with the patience and love that I need to raise and nurture them. Until that time comes to start a family, leaders of the church have encouraged women to get as much education as we can and start a career. When I am married I plan on working side by side with my husband in making important goals and helping to raise our family. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Amy. I'm a Christian.
My father recently passed away and it was very sudden. Although I miss him and am still grieving, with the restored gospel of Jesus Christ I know where he is and what he is doing. This knowledge gives me comfort and motivation to live God's commandments on earth so that I can live with my father again and other family members who have died. When we die our body and spirit separate. Our spirit goes to the Spirit World, where we continue to live, learn and spend time with our families and friends. Just as Jesus Christ rose from the dead and was resurrected, our physical bodies and spirits will one day be reunited as a perfect, resurrected body. This is a 'free gift' given to us because of the sufferings and life of our Savior Jesus Christ. He literally saves us from death. After we are resurrected we will be judged by our works or actions. None of us are perfect, but God has set specific expectations for those who are to live with him after this life. We will only be able to again dwell in the presence of God after we are judged because Jesus atoned for our sins. We can have eternal life, which is a life with our families, God, and Jesus Christ after we die, when we choose to live and follow God's commandments. Show more Show less