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Hi I'm Amie

I was raised all over the world. I'm a mother of 5 and an eye doctor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My father worked for the car industry that took us around the world. I loved my years growing up as I was exposed and learned to love so many people of different walks of life and ways of thinking. I learned early that if I put the things of God first, everything else would fall into place. I attended college, served as a missionary in Chile, married in the Salt Lake City temple, attended and graduated from medical school, and completed residency training in Ophthalmology. During this time, my husband was completing chemotherapy treatments for leukemia and completing his medical training as well. During this busy time, we were also miraculously blessed with children. I now focus the majority of my time at home, but work part-time to keep up my surgical skills. The gospel helps me prioritize and keep everything in perspective.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon, because when I read the Book of Mormon, I feel the spirit of God telling me that it's true. Because it's true, I know that church is true. I love the church's organization. I love the opportunities for service that it provides. I love the direction that I get from the church that helps me in so many aspects of my life. It's provided me a place of safety for my children and spiritual renewal for myself. I love being able to travel anywhere in the world and have an instant family with whom I can share in my faith, serve and turn to in times of need.

How I live my faith

I grew up being taught and truly believing that I was a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loved me. That was the basis for my outlook on life. I learned young that I can turn to my Father in prayer and that He answers them. As I attended church and during Family Home Evenings at home, I was taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I developed a love for the scriptures that continues to this day. I live my faith now by trying to follow the example of Jesus Christ. I pray morning and evening alone and with my family and before meals. I attend my Sunday church meetings weekly during which I renew my baptismal promises to follow Christ by partaking of the sacrament. I try to read my scriptures daily as well as teach my children the gospel.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Grace is a beautiful doctrine to me. We all fall very short from where we must be to live in God's presence. God sent His son who paid the price for our imperfections so that we can receive forgiveness if we choose to receive it. After doing all that we can do by trying our very best to keep his commandments throughout our life, God, through His grace, will change our hearts to become like His, enabling us to again live in His presence. Show more Show less