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Hi I'm Amber

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Anchorage Alaska and shortly thereafter moved to Portland Oregon. My parents divorced when I was two, and at age five my dad joined the LDS faith. I was taught by sister missionaries and was baptized at age nine. Because of those sisters, I later served as a missionary. Currently, I live with my sweet husband of almost two years, and we are expecting our first child; a little boy. Before becoming pregnant I was very active and worked out six days a week. I enjoy being healthy and eating healthy foods. I enjoy cooking new things when I have the time, and creating meaningful decorations for our home. I am a Social Worker and get to work with children, usually under the age of 12. I help them learn skills to manage their emotions and behaviors having to do with a diagnosis related to mental health. I enjoy seeing them progress and thrive in structured environments. I hope I can be an effective parent through the things I have learned in my career thus far. I would like to end up a stay-at-home mom, but have goals to pay off debts and find my husband a job in his field before I will do that. I love budgeting, investing, and paying bills. I also love to help others learn those skills and create their own budget to get them out of debt and also plan for their futures. I love my family very much and hope that I can always be an example to them of how the Savior would be. I fall very short of being truly successful in this area, but I try my best.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because nothing else makes as much sense to me in the entire world than the doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I knew from a young age that this church was the restored church of Jesus Christ. I felt the Holy Ghost speak to my spirit and testify that this was true. I was a sponge for knowledge during my teenage years and soaked up the doctrines in a place we call Seminary. I was lucky enough to live in an area where I could take this class during my school day, and did not have to wake up at 6 am to attend a class before school. My testimony deepened more than I can express during these years. I loved living in Oregon because there were enough members of my faith to help me stay strong and to teach me, but there were also so many people who I could answer questions to and be a missionary to. I have always had a love of sharing what I believe and explaining what I believe to others. I have never been one to push my beliefs on others, but when people ask questions of their own will, I love to answer them. I have studied the scriptures, including the Bible, and have come to know of the promises and covenants the Lord has made with his people from the beginning. I know that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He has always called prophets, and I know he continues to do so. This is the end of days, and we need one more than ever before. I know there was a time when the world was wicked and did not deserve a prophet. This was the dark ages. But I know the Lord called another prophet to lead and guide us, and that prophet was Joseph Smith. I know he translated, not wrote, the Book of Mormon. I have read the Book of Mormon many times in my life, and it has brought me to a knowledge of my Savior more than anything else has or could. I know it is a record of the covenants and promises to a branch of scattered Israel. I invite every person to read that book. It will help you know your Savior better. It will deepen your faith.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through being open and willing to talk with others about what I believe. I am not one to hide how I feel or minimize my opinions; if you knew me, you'd know I speak my mind. But even so, I try not to preach to others, but instead attempt to show my faith through example. I am open to talk to anyone about my beliefs, and love to teach others about the doctrines we believe. I also serve and work with the children in my congregation. For a time I was teaching a class of 7/8-year-old's with my husband, but now I am more in charge or keeping the records together and making sure the teachers have the materials they need to teach. My husband is still teaching those sweet 7 and 8 year olds, and I still get to hug them and encourage them as I pass them in the halls. I love seeing them outside of church as well, and seeing their faces light up upon recognition. I often fail at being a true example of Jesus Christ, but I try to better myself daily. I try to show more patience, more charity, more love and compassion. I try to be more at peace and to not allow myself to get frustrated so easily. I try to forgive others quickly and move on with life. I try to serve others, but I will admit that sometimes fear gets in the way. I can always do better, but I can only take it one day at a time.