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Hi I'm Amber

I grew up in Washington. I love Sunshine, sports and food. I'm serving in Indonesia and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Olloh! My name is Amber. I currently am serving a full time mission in Indonesia. I grew up in a family of eight siblings; I am right in the middle of them. I was raised pretty much as a boy, probably because I refused to be a girl...haha. I use to despise anything girlie, but my parents are slowly trying to turn me into a lady, its kind of working. I love to be outdoors, I love it when it’s sunny but I also love it when it pours down rain. Hiking is my favorite thing to do outside, I love getting to the top and looking out over everything feeling like you can conquer the world. My favorite song is the Hawaiian version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. I enjoy playing all sports but basketball is my favorite. Music is one of my passions, I love how it is inspires the soul, the right kind of music. I play the piano, the guitar, and I sing. If anyone wants to get on my good side they just need to give me food or ice cream, most especially ice cream. It’s not very hard to make me happy, I almost get frustrated because I can’t stay mad at my friends long enough to make them pay....hahah maybe that’s a good thing though. I love my family and I would rather be home then anywhere else on earth, Ireland is a toss up. I love any kind of animals and some day I will own a pet tiger. I love the gospel and being a Latter Day Saint makes me happier then anything else this world could provide.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. While others may have an amazing experience that converted them it happened step by step with me. As I studied the Book of Mormon I slowly gained a testimony of it and knew that it is true, I could never deny that now. I gained my testimony by living the principles of the gospel, living them helped me to learn that they were true. Jesus is the Christ and His Love for us is greater then all. I have felt His Love and when I do there is nothing on this earth that can feel you with greater joy then that. There is no way to describe His Love with words; it is something you feel in your heart that is stronger then anything that you cannot deny it. Live your life so that you can feel the Saviors Love in your life, there is nothing greater then that. I know with all my heart that when we study the book of Mormon everyday and keep the Lord and Jesus the Christ in our hearts, Satan has no power to destroy us or make us miserable. The laws that I live in this gospel, the standards that we are encouraged to follow as Latter-Day Saints sets me free. Many people think that we are in bondage with all these rules, but we are not; there is nothing more free then knowing the truth and living the truth. I know that Thomas S. Monson is our Latter-Day living prophet. I have heard him speak and I know that he speaks the word of the Lord. My Savior Jesus the Christ is my friend and He is helping me every step of the way. This church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brings me closer to Him. Following the words of the Prophets bring me closer to Him. I will be the best that I can be and I will serve Him with all my heart. I love my Savior Jesus the Christ, I love this gospel that He has given me through the prophet Joseph Smith, I am grateful for it and I will be His disciple.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities to serve and I am grateful for every single one of them. The first time I really felt the joy of having a part in someone’s conversion was when I was 19. I had to get up in sacrament meeting and sing; I was terrified because I am not that confident in my voice. The song I sang meant a lot to me and I sang it like I was bearing my testimony. The song was "His Hands." I didn't know at the time that there was a lady there that was coming to our church for the first time. I sang the song with all my heart and then sat down. A few days later or maybe it was a week the lady came up to me and told me that she had felt the Spirit when I sang that song, we talked and my heart was full. I had been an instrument in the Lord's hands to open the heart of this lady and let her feel the Spirit of our Heavenly Father. This lady is baptized now and is a strong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is probably a stronger member then me; she serves with all her heart. I have had many callings in this Church, I have had the opportunity to teach and lead. I am currently in charge of a group of young single adults in the church. I prepare a lesson and activity each Monday night for all of us to get together. I am also earning money right now to serve a mission. I will spend a year and six months teaching the Gospel to all those who have not had the chance to hear it. I jump at the opportunity to teach others what makes me so happy and hopeful.