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Hi I'm Amber Gray

I am a student studying Social Work. I work with children who have disabilities. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest child in my family. I have a silly little sister and brother who I love very much. We have so much fun together. Right now I am away from them and my family at college learning about social work. I can't wait to get out there and help those in need.

Why I am a Mormon

As I was growing up, I had marvelous parents who always wanted better for me than they had themselves, so from a young age I was taught to love learning and to ask questions. Along the way I realized I was missing something in my life. When my grandma died and only a few months later my little brother was born, I began asking questions such as the what the meaning of life really was. Like angels from Heaven, two missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints knocked on our door. My father answered and let them in. They spoke of a loving Heavenly Father who never forgot us, His children. They taught that Jesus Christ came to earth and died for me and that He not only sacrificed His life for my mistakes but for my heartaches as well. It was like coming home. I know the Book of Mormon is a true record and that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. I love my family and understand that we can be together forever if we can just live righteously for this small moment we have on earth. I know this is Christ's Church and I want the world to know they can know these things as well. For me, it started with a question. This is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try everyday to be more like Christ. One way I do this is by trying to help others. I work with kids and adults with developmental delays. I love seeing the light of Christ in their eyes and experiencing the world from their point of view. At church, I recently had the opportunity to teach five-year-olds. Although, I was officially the teacher I learned so much from them. Now I am a teacher for the ladies in my single adult ward at school. This too is full of new adventures that help me learn more about the Gospel and other people. As of now, I'm preparing to go on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and can't imagine a better way to thank my Heavenly Father for all the blessings He has given me.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Amber Gray
A 14-year-old boy named Joseph Smith lived in Palmyra, New York. At that time the area was nicknamed "The Burnt Over Region" because there were so many faiths preaching against one another. Each threatened the others that if they did not change faiths then they would be damned. Joseph Smith was confused. Even members of his own family were divided between churches. He turned to the scriptures for help. One day he read James 1:5 which told him to ask God. This is exactly what he did. In the spring of 1820, Joseph Smith knelt in a grove of trees near his home and asked God which church he should join. Joseph Smith accounts, "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me... When the light rested upon me, I saw two personages whose brightness and glory defied all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name, and said pointing to the other, 'This is My Beloved Son, hear Him!'" It was God and Jesus Christ! Joseph learned that the Church originally organized by Jesus Christ was no longer on the earth. During the next 10 years, Joseph was visited by heavenly messengers, translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God, and received divine authority to organize Christ's Church. Although Joseph Smith is the prophet of the restoration, it is Christ's Church once again on the earth. Show more Show less