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Hi I'm Amber Julie Ann

I am a teacher, a singer, a wife, and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a singer and a singing teacher. I love music and believe that it has a huge influence on the way people feel and connect to each other. I think singing is a very powerful expression because it requires a person to let go of insecurities and show their unique voice. I am married to a great guy who I love tremendously. We met online and have been having so much fun ever since. We make sure that our relationship is centered around Christ and as a result, we find much joy and peace in our relationship. We enjoy hiking and going for walks, trying new foods and traveling to exciting places, when we can. We also like snuggling on the couch and watching movies. We do not have kids yet, but look forward to the day that we do. I graduated with a bachelor's in broadcast journalism, only to find out that I definitely don't want to be a journalist. During my final internship in the program I started teaching voice lessons, and realized that my real passion is in teaching. I spent a year and a half teaching middle and elementary school, which was an amazing experience. Now I'm working on another bachelor's degree, this time in History Education, and I absolutely love it.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so I've always been surrounded by the Gospel. I could tell you any basic concept of the church because I have been taught it my whole life. But knowing facts isn't the same as having real faith. Real faith has come to me with much more difficulty than memorizing a scripture or a gospel concept. Like any relationship, my relationship with God requires a lot of effort. The more I put into it, the more I get out of it. Unlike many people, I've never had a moment in my life where I suddenly knew the truth of Christ and His atonement. Rather, truth and understanding have come to me one experience at a time. It is amazing how many prayers have been answered when I simply look for them.

How I live my faith

I do my best. I've made an effort to always ask myself what God wants me to do. Most of the time, I have no idea, but I try my best to know His will and move forward to do it. When I do that I notice my relationships improve. I frequently think of Christ's commandment to "love one another as I have loved you." Knowing that every person I encounter is a much loved child of God is humbling. When I treat people as who they really are, children of a God, my relationships with them improve. I can know I am doing God's will because as He has said in scripture, "as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." It certainly makes me want to treat everyone, regardless of race, opinion, background or religion, with the utmost respect. After all, whatever I'm doing to them I am ultimately doing to God, and He is someone I want on my side.