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Hi I'm Camber

I'm a wife, a nurse practitioner, and a mother of one daughter on earth and one in heaven. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Arizona and met my husband in Utah while we were going to school. After years of fertility treatments we were blessed with our first daughter, born in 2012. In August 2014 our second daughter passed away after living only 4 days. Because of my faith, we were able to find incredible peace during and after her passing, and because of my faith, I know I will see her again. I am grateful every day for Jesus Christ and for my faith.

Why I am a Mormon

There is nothing else in my life that brings me greater joy, purpose, and strength than my faith in Christ and His restored Gospel. Although I was born a member, as a teenager I spent a lot of time studying and praying so I could find out for myself if this was Christ's church. Through many experiences feeling the Holy Spirit witness to me of Jesus Christ and this Gospel, I truly have found that knowledge for myself, and so can anyone. I love the doctrine of families and have found a lot of joy in my eternal marriage to my husband and in being a mother. I cannot imagine going through life without the solace of prayer, the comfort of the Holy Ghost, the guidance of Christ's teachings in the Bible and Book of Mormon, and the continuing guidance we receive through a modern prophet. These things have helped me through countless trials and heartaches and given me strength to do things I never could have accomplished on my own.

How I live my faith

Staying close to Heavenly Father requires daily effort, just like my marriage or any other relationship I want to keep strong. So every day I pray morning and night and study the scriptures, and we also pray and read scriptures as a family. Attending meetings on Sunday is also a priority for our family, so we can worship with others and also serve others. Love and service were central to Christ's ministry, and I find that the more I serve others, the happier I feel and the more I feel God's love for me as well. I know that as I serve other people, I do what Christ would do for them if He were here.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

The temple is God's house. Mormons believe that families can be forever. In order for a marriage to continue after this life, it has to be done not only according to man's laws and authority, but also according to God's laws and authority. This is called "sealing." So we go to God's house to seal families together in God's way. In temples, husbands and wives are sealed to each other, and children that were not born to parents already sealed can go and be sealed to their parents. I was married in the temple and sealed to my husband several years ago, and it was one of the most beautiful, sacred, and joyful experiences of my life. Knowing my marriage lasts forever helps me work harder every day to keep it strong. Our daughters are both sealed to us as well, and that has provided us with incredible comfort, especially during the loss of our second daughter. Also in temples we perform saving ordinances, such as baptism, for people who have already passed away. This is because we believe that God loves all His children, and wants all of them to be able to return to His presence, even if they didn't have the chance to hear the Gospel or be baptized while they were alive. Baptisms for the dead are another witness to me of how much God loves His children. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Yes, Mormons believe the Bible to be the word of God. We study the Bible, read from it frequently, and use it in our lessons. High school students spend two out of four years during seminary studying the Bible. In our weekly church meetings, we spend an hour each Sunday studying the scriptures, and the Bible constitutes half of our curriculum. I love the Bible and draw great comfort from many of its passages. Two of my all-time favorite scriptures come from the Bible: Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding, In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." and John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart e troubled, neither let it be afraid." Show more Show less