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Hi I'm Amber.

I'm a children's librarian and a mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am happily married with two children, ages 3 and 4. My husband and I work opposite shifts so that he is home with the kids during the day and I'm home at night. We love art at my house. My daughter would love to spend all afternoon painting and coloring if she could. My son prefers to dance and listen to music. One of our favorite activities is dancing together, either at home or at the dance studio where my husband teaches ballroom dance lessons. We also love spend time outdoors. I've always loved books and reading. Some of my fondest memories from my own childhood is of reading with my mother. Now I make reading with my own children a priority. But reading isn't just for the kids. I almost always have a book with me in case I get a few minutes to read. Just recently I joined a book club with some of the women in my neighborhood. For me, reading isn't just a hobby, it's my career of choice. I'm the Children's Librarian at the local public library so reading with children at story times and helping them find good books to read is something I do every day. I also help parents and teachers find resources to help them teach their children. I didn't always want to be a librarian, but I love what I do. I've always wanted to make a difference in my community, and that's what I find most fulfilling about my current position.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Mormon and most of my family has been Mormon for generations, but that's not why I'm a Mormon. Children are born in the faith of their parents, raised and taught from a young age what their parents believe. At some point, though, they have to determine for themselves what is true. I can remember when I first started to wonder if what I was learning at home and at church was really true, when I was about ten or eleven years old. That's when I made a decision to do what I know is right regardless of what my family or friends think of me. As I grew and studied, I developed a love for the gospel of Jesus Christ and a strong testimony of the restored gospel. I know that Christ is our Savior, who died so that we have the opportunity to live again with our Father in Heaven. Heavenly Father loves all of His children and wants us to be happy. Through Joseph Smith, Jr., God restored his church on the earth. I am grateful for that knowledge and for the opportunity I've had to be married in the temple so that my family will be together forever.

How I live my faith

I am in the presidency that oversees gospel instruction in our ward for children ages 18 months to 11 years old. We take care of the children and their teachers, making sure they have everything they need each Sunday. As part of that calling, I am also a volunteer on the Cub Scout Committee. I'm often invited to read to students in local classrooms as a volunteer. I love working with children in each of these capacities.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Amber.
Temples are holy places where we receive sacred ordinances, where families are sealed together for eternity, and where ordinances on behalf of deceased ancestors can be performed. In the temple we receive instruction and make covenants with our Father in Heaven. The Sprit of God is very strong in the temple, so it's also a wonderful place to pray and receive personal inspiration. Show more Show less