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Hi I'm Amber

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Colorado. I am a mother to two kiddos and on occasion a third (their Dad) :)

About Me

I grew up in Colorado. I got my Bachelors of arts in Visual arts- graphic and photo imaging. While attending college I met my husband. He was the Mormon kid that wouldn't use bad language in his Acting scenens. He missed a final to take me to the Institute of Religion for the first time. Two months later I was baptized. Three months later the Mormon kid and I went on a never ending first date. We are happily married with two crazy kids.

Why I am a Mormon

I spent most of my youth trying to answer "the big questions" i.e. Who am? Where did I come from? Why am I here? I remember laying perfectly still on the ground trying to imagine if there was something more to me. I also remember sitting in my back yard on cold nights looking up at the stars wondering if there was someone "up there" and if he cared about me amongst the masses of people. After looking into many faiths I found myself drawn to christianity. I wanted so badly to find a church that felt right. Most churches I went to had flickering moments of warmth and truth but it wasn't until I finally conceded to go to the "mormon" church with a friend that I found what I was looking for. Something burned within me and I KNEW it to be true. I wanted to devour every bit of information. It all made sense and I felt like I had heard it before. It took a long time for me to FINALLY enter the waters of baptism, It was not and easy road. However, once I came out of that water something inside me changed. I felt like I could breath for the first time. Only one other time in my life have I ever felt so at peace. I was 16 and the power had gone out of the Mormon chapel. Since we didn't have a microphone they had us gather to the center, close to the stand. There in the dark chapel only lit by open side doors, the smell of Lilacs wafted in and I sat completely at peace. I treasure these moments in my life and I KNOW with every fiber in my being that they were a gift from a Heavenly father that loves me. Even with every other person on this earth. He loves me. Through these and so many other experiences, I have come to learn Jesus Christ lives. He died so we can live again. Joseph Smith, even as a youth, had the COURAGE to pray as to which church was true. I KNOW a loving Heavenly father and His son Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph and testified of his earthly mission. I know that the true and complete church has been restored. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.

How I live my faith

Every day is a opportunity to live as an example to my children. I would give anything for my children to know and love their Heavenly father. I teach them to pray by kneeling with them at night and in the mornings in prayer. Even on the hard days we try to attend our Sunday services. I teach them honesty is formost in our everyday dealings with people. My family tries to serve others. I want people to now they can count on us for support. We try to take care of ourselves. I follow what our church leaders have said and do not consume Alcohol, Coffee or tea. I also do not partake in tabacco or any form of recreational drug usage. As instructed I try to eat fruits and vegetables in season, lots of whole grain and eat meat sparingly. I try to enjoy life. I eat desert and take joy in my garden. I seek after things of good and praiseworthy report.