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Hi I'm Roy Ambers

I'm a retired carpet installer, I've been happily married for 59 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Roy, I grew up in New Albany, Indiana. i am happily married to my beautiful wife Iris, and we have been together for 59 years and have four children and a lot of grand kids. We grew up in the same town, went to the same school, and knew each other since then. We got married at 19 years of age (before we even knew about the church) and lived in the state of Indiana until we were 28 years old. We then moved to Tuscon, Arizona, and lived there for a year, and then we moved to San Diego, California for work, and stayed there for 30 years. While in California, I worked as a carpet installer for the same company the entire time in California. We were then enticed by our son to move to Grand Junction, where we have lived ever since. And have loved it. We volunteer twice a week to visit the St. Mary's hospital and have become known by most as "the popcorn people", because we provide popcorn for the general public. We also entertain two different nursing homes, where I sing for them. I love to sing, one of my hobbies is karaoke. i lived through a broken back, an aneurysm operation, and getting from serving in the military.

Why I am a Mormon

While my wife and i were living in New Albany, Indiana, we decided that we wanted to to join a church, so we talked about which one we thought would suit us the best. We were 27 years old, and after looking at the different churches in the area, we decided that none of them were meant for us. At the time, it seemed as though God was preparing us to receive the missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The reason being is that at that time, I had quit smoking, because I needed to gain weight, i quit drinking because it had an adverse affect on my body, and i quit drinking coffee because it gave me cramps. So before the missionaries even got there, I was already living what i came to know as The Word of Wisdom (abstaining from the use of alcohol, tobacco, and strong drinks). When the missionaries arrived at my doorstep, they introduced themselves as Elder Johnson and Elder Perry from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. At that point in time, I had never heard of a church by that name. I had heard of the "Mormons" before but had never made the connection between the two. I looked at the Elders and told them that i had never heard of that church before, and one of the inspired young men asked "Have you ever heard of the old time movie Brigham Young?" I said, "Of course i have!" He then replied, "We are the same people." Those words pierced me to my heart. So I invited the missionaries to come in and visit teach me more. I spent the next 6 months trying to prove the church wrong, because it was just too easy to understand. We even avoided the missionaries at times. After we finally decided to listen, we were ready to be baptized after the third visit because it made so much sense, and it FELT right. That is what made the difference, this church FELT right, while all the other churches we had investigated had FELT wrong.

How I live my faith

To put simply Day by Day. We attend church as often as we are able, and are the members that stand at the door and greet everyone that comes into the church. We have worked in the church library, served a mission within a Cambodian branch in California, and have done many other things within the church, and for the community. We love to help other people, and the greatest way we have learned how to help others was by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with whoever is interested in learning about it. We live our faith best by bringing others to learn about what makes us such a people. We bring hope into other peoples lives. We try to live the best we can everyday, in hopes of becoming more like our savior Jesus Christ.