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Hi I'm Amberlie Shaffer

I love being a member of this church! Right now I'm preparing to serve as a missionary representing Christ and sharing His Gospel!

About Me

I am a student at BYU-Idaho studying Marriage and Family Therapy. I aspire to be a family counselor one day. However I'm taking a break from school to serve a mission in the Chile Santiago East Mission! I report May 22, and that day can't come fast enough! I'm excited to preach the Gospel to the people in Chile and share the message of happiness with them! I really love planning things. This summer before school I was able to coordinate activities for the youth in my ward, then I was given the official calling of planning activities for the young single adults in my ward. I play the piano and guitar, I enjoy reading and learning, and I love playing games!

Why I am a Mormon

My family hasn't always been active in the church, but I have been going to church regularly since I was 4. However, I hit a rebellious phase when I was in my early teens. My home life wasn't ideal, and my attitude didn't make things easier. As my situation got worse, I became very depressed. I knew something had to change. The summer before my junior year in high school I realized that I knew what I had to do. I began praying, reading my scriptures, and being obedient to commandments and standards. Things didn't get easy right away, but soon enough, I was actually happy! I tested the seed, and the fruit was good! But it doesn't stop there. I continue to build on my faith by relying on my Heavenly Father whenever I'm confronted with a hardship. Each time I test that seed of faith in this Gospel, the fruit gets sweeter! I am a Mormon because this Gospel makes me happy!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the things my Heavenly Father has commanded me to do. I strive to be a good sister, daughter and friend and I look for opportunities to serve people each day. Because I'm preparing to serve a mission, I have been going to appointments with the sister missionaries in my area. I love this opportunity as it allows me to bear my testimony as well as teach other people how to draw closer to their Heavenly Father. But my favorite way to live my faith is by smiling at everyone :) -- like this! The gospel makes me happy, and I love sharing that happiness with others. I love serving others and helping the people I come in contact with feel loved and know of their worth and divine nature.