Hi I'm Amber
I am a mother of a beautiful daughter,and an army wife. I love to bass fish, read, and go camping. I would like to eventually finish a degree in Sociology.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because I grew up as a young Child in a Southern Baptist Church, and while I loved going to Church every Sunday with my entire family .I never felt whole, there was questions no one seemed to be able to answer for me, and the ones they did never made sense or felt right to me. I just never could find the faith to believe what they were telling me and it made me fall away from religion and and church all together by the time I was in my early teens. Somewhere, and for some reason I got angry when it came to speaking of God because I felt I had been lied to all my life about him until I met my husband. He was raised in the Church and seemed to have such a peaceful, calm understanding of our Father. He could answer any question I threw at him. He and his Family were so kind and loving and knowledgeable, and the feeling I felt when talking to them was awesomely overwhelming. I did as they asked me too, Ask of God. I got on my knees and faithfully and humbly asked God to show me the way, to please tell me what I should do , and no sooner as finishing my prayer there was a knock at my door and it was the Missionaries. We had one or two lessons but I guess I still wasn't ready to accept the truth fully. It took me MONTHS to do this though because for some reason I was scared of what my family would think, what my friends would think. Finally I called on the missionaries again. I had finally found the whole truth. They asked me to be baptized after our first meeting. We had our lessons and May 7th 2011 I was baptized by my Father-in-law. the feeling of going into that water and being submerged for all the past transgressions of my dark past no longer weighed on me. No longer was I THAT girl, I was no longer the good example of a bad apple. If could MAKE everyone choose this path I would because it is the best feeling in the World. I am very proud to say I am Mormon and Thank God daily for his blessing me with THE Church.
Please explain the part prayer plays in your life?
Prayer plays a HUGE part in my life. It keep me grounded and focused. It has helped me to build a close and intimate relation with my Father. It's my time to reflect upon my day and thank him for all the wonderful blessings he has bestowed upon me as well as ask him for his guidance on situations that arise. It is also my time to ask for forgiveness for the transgressions I might of committed during the day. I have found the more I pray the closer I feel to God and it makes it easier to feel spirit and follow it. It also helps me to choose the right things to do and say so that I might set a better example to the world and be a light for others to follow.
How has attending Church services helped you?
Attending services helps me to feel as if I am a part of something. That I have a huge extended family. It gives me a goal to work for during the week as I usually leave with the knowledge of something I need to work on or strive for. and something to look forward too. The love I have found in the Church is amazing and unmatched by anywhere I have attended prior.
What has helped develop greater harmony in your home?
The old saying "The family that prays together stays together" VERY much applies to my home. We read scriptures together, we pray together, and attend services together. When my Soldier is deployed, we set up certain lessons or talks to watch that we can discuss the next time we talk. I love when we read Scriptures and pray together through Skype,it makes us feel like no matter what we are best friends and close and nothing can come between that,not oceans or anything else.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by trying to show an outwardly example to my community.