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Hi I'm Amber

I was raised in North Logan, Utah. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico with my husband, little girl and baby boy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife and a stay-at-mom of a three-year-old girl and one-year-old boy. In my opinion, that is in and of itself a very big adventure and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I learn a lot from my home life, especially about being patient and turning to the Lord. I love to sing and play the piano daily, sometimes with my daughter. I have a deep love, however, for the violin and enjoy playing when opportunities present themselves. I find great strength and testimony in hymns. I am also a new mommy blogger hoping to reach out to moms who need a support system. I love puzzles, crocheting, and eating dessert. I love seeing family and hanging out with friends. I love the life my Heavenly Father has given me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised into the church by two wonderful, loving, and faithful parents. They taught me everything I know. When I was sixteen, however, I realized that I really wanted to know if the Book of Mormon was true and that God does exist. I knew I've felt of God's presence before, but I really want to know. For a few months I didn't feel anything, nor an answer to my question. It was a little frustrating. In General Conference of October 2007, speaker Douglas L. Callister said, "If you want to know that you know that you know, a price must be paid. And you alone must pay that price. There are proxies for ordinances, but none for the acquisition of a testimony." That really hit me. That's what I wanted was to know that I know that I know the Gospel was true. That night, I felt in prayer to asked Heavenly Father again if the Book of Mormon and I had this overwhelming feeling that, YES, it is the word of God. I will never forget it because that is how I gained a testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and that Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers.

How I live my faith

Currently, I am the Mia Maid Adviser in my ward, which means that I teach young women ages fourteen and fifteen. It's challenging, but it's a wonderful calling to have as I get to hang around young women who have their own personalities, flairs, and desires to the what's right. They smile, they laugh, and they never stop learning. I love it. I feel the Spirit when I'm with them, which is beautiful to see in this world that is often times dark, especially for our youth. I teach my children about Jesus and how kind He is. We commit as a family to live the Gospel which is taught in our home. We love the Lord and desire to serve Him through all things. Prayer is a great tool for me as I need to thank Heavenly Father for His matchless love and cry to Him for comfort, understanding, and help.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

No. Mormons help all people, not just Mormons. We are to serve our fellowmen. Whenever a natural disaster happens, or when others are in need to humanitarian aid, Mormons are usually among the first to step in and help. Jesus taught to love our neighbor and serve others as the He would. We desire to follow his example and the world however we can to make it a better place. Show more Show less