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Hi I'm Amber

I'm from Idaho. I love sports, playing the violin, and teaching. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love life! I enjoy having a good time and laughing. I love to play sports, sing, and dance. I love books, movies, and games. I love music, and I play the violin. I graduated from BYU-I in Elementary Education, and I currently teach 2nd Grade. Teaching is both a challenge and a great experience. I've been lucky to work with so many great teachers who are willing to share their skills and knowledge with me. I was born into the church and have been greatly blessed because of my continued faithfulness and obedience to gospel principles and doctrine.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my whole life. When you grow up with something being a certain way, you usually just do it because it's a pattern. That's how being a member of the church was for me. As I got older, I was faced with certain challenges and hardships that tested my faith. It was in those moments that I realized I had to make the decision for myself and no longer "go with the motions" or lean on the testimony for others because there was no foundation in that. I had to know for myself. Through prayer, faith, and endurance, I have witnessed and received confirmation, through the gift of the Holy Ghost, the truthfulness of the restored gospel. I know the church is true! I know that Joseph Smith is a true prophet of God. I know that he was the chosen prophet to restoring the fullness of the gospel again upon the earth in this last dispensation. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. He suffered for my sins, died for me, yet llives again. I know that God is my Heavenly Father, that He lives and watches over me. I have felt His love multiple times throughout my life and I constantly seek to keep it with me at all times. I have a testimony of the Plan of Salvation. I know the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, as is the Bible. I know that Thomas S. Monson is our living prophet on the earth today. I know that I will remain a Latter-day Saint for the rest of my life because it's TRUE.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the best that I can. I follow the teachings of the prophets and live the gospel by exercising faith in all that I do; knowing that the Lord has a plan for me and that I am here to be tested and tried "to prove me herewith". If I do something wrong I repent and try to do better. I'm not perfect, but that's why the gospel is for me. You don't go to a physician when you are healthy, you go when you are sick or have other health concerns. The Savior is your physician, and mine, and I am grateful that He yearns to have both you and me constantly and consistently come unto Him. I attend Church, Family Home Evening, and Institute every week, and hope to make these activities such a part of my life that I will continue to attend and follow through with them when I have my own family. I don't drink, smoke, or swear. I dress modestly and try to love and serve others as I know Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ would want me to. I read the scriptures and pray for extra strength throughout my day and greater protection from the adversary. I visit and teach other women in the church through visiting teaching and my calling, or responsibility in the Relief Society, or woman's organization within the Church. I teach in an elementary school and strive to be a constant, positive influence in the lives of my students, co-workers, and administration. I look for the best in people and the good in each day, and use it to try and better my life.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Amber
Baptism is the first saving ordinance, or sacred act, of the gospel. We need to follow the example of our Savior and be baptized in order to receive salvation. Many people who have lived upon the earth have died without being baptized or were baptized without the proper priesthood authority. Through the Plan of Salvation we know that there is life after death. God is merciful and has prepared a way for all of His children, living and dead, to return to Him again by receiving this ordinance of baptism. In the holy temples of God, Church members can perform proxy baptisms in behalf of their ancestors and others who have died. However, because agency is a gift from God, each individual in the next life can choose to accept or decline the work that has been done for them. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Amber
A testimony is something that an individual knows for a surety to be true because of a spiritual witness given to an him/her by the Holy Ghost. A Mormon's testimony is founded upon the knowledge that Heavenly Father lives and loves us; that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He lives, and that He carried out the Atonement; that Joseph Smith is the prophet of God called to restore the gospel; that we are led by a living prophet today, President Thomas S. Monson; and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Savior's true Church on the earth today. With this foundation, a testimony grows to include all the principles of the gospel. Show more Show less