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Hi I'm Amber

I'm from Houston, but now teach high school math in Arizona. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a big family with three brothers and two sisters. Family is very important to me. My siblings are my best friends. I currently don't live near any of my siblings or my parents, so I am grateful for technology that allows me to stay in contact with my favorite people in the world. I recently graduated from college student to "young professional." I am a high school math teacher. I truly believe in the power of education to open doors of opportunity. I also love being in a role in which I can positively affect the lives of children and youth. Even before I taught school, I worked with mentor and special needs programs where I could make a difference. I chose to teach math because it was always my favorite subject in school and I love how math has taught me to be a critical thinker. I also love reading, and I especially love good books that make me thing about real issues or have uplifting messages. My summers usually find me sitting in the sunshine with a book in hand. I love music and singing along with music in my car. I enjoy many types of music, but country has a special place in my heart. I haven't been able to travel too much yet, but I have been to South Korea, Egypt, Jordan, and Israel. I love experiencing and learning about different cultures. I look forward to traveling more in the future. I am a positive person who believes that laughter is the best medicine.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but I truly gained a testimony in my late teens. I experienced the Atonement of Jesus Christ in a very personal way and I came to know and understand that Jesus is truly my Lord and Savior. I learned about Jesus Christ at church, at home and as I read the Book of Mormon and Bible. However, it was more knowledge than conviction until I truly asked Christ to change my life. There is a story in the Book of Mormon of a young man named Alma and how he used the Atonement of Christ. I really connected with this story. I feel that the Bible taught me what Christ did for me and the Book of Mormon taught me how to apply it in my own life. The lessons I learn about Jesus Christ from the Book of Mormon are the reason I have stayed a devout Mormon. I know The Book of Mormon is the word of God given to us in His mercy to help us come closer to His Son. It was also through studying and praying about the Book of Mormon that I received a witness from the Holy Ghost that Joseph Smith was a true prophet. I know that with all my heart. It is the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of the Lord, that told me that the LDS church is the true church, and it is the Sprit that guides my path. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have been given the gift of the Holy Ghost. Anyone can feel the presence of the Lord at times, but I have been given a gift that allows me to have the Holy Ghost with me at all times. This gift is perhaps the greatest blessing in my life. The Holy Ghost gives me peace and guidance. He helps me know that I am on the right path. He gives me courage to do what's right. He teaches me eternal truths. He gives me hope. I am a Mormon because I know that the Gift of the Holy Ghost is vital in my life. I know it is a true gift from my Heavenly Father that is found only in His true church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day by trying to treat others how Christ would treat them. The simple acts of service I give are the greatest expression of my faith. I say 'hello' to people I don't know. I always check to see if there is someone behind me and hold the door open for them. I take time to talk to a friend in need even when I am busy. I pick up any litter I see to help keep this world God created for us clean and beautiful. There are opportunities every day to be Christ's hands on earth. I try to follow His example and the personal guidance He gives me of how to serve Him and His children. The Church also provides many opportunities for me to serve. In the past, I have been able to teach sunday school lessons to both adults and children. I have been a visiting teacher. This means that I have a parter and together we go visit a few ladies in our congregation. We visit at least once a month, share a gospel message, and help these women however we can. It is a blessing to be able to be the Savior's hands on earth to seek after and care for the one lost sheep. I have also been able to serve by preparing a ward (local congregation) newsletter to spotlight members, announce birthdays, and share a gospel message from local leaders.