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Hi I'm Amber

I'm a musician, a photographer, and a returned missionary. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am the big sister of the best 7 people in the whole world! I'm a student at the University of Utah, studying psychology. I sing and play the piano and violin. Hobbies include teaching myself new instruments, lightsabers with my brothers, and writing. I love being outside--hiking, camping, rock climbing. Running track is my favourite.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents weren't born with the fullness of the gospel. Both were converted to the Church when missionaries and LDS friends brought it to them. However, I was born and raised in (and blessed because of) the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As I grew up, I always believed it was true. I could feel God's love for me, even as a young girl, and knew there was something bigger than me: a Heavenly Father who loved me and the rest of His children. Although I never questioned it, there did come a point when I needed to know if everything I had been taught was true. I sincerely read the Book of Mormon, knowing that if it was true, I wanted to continue in the faith I had believed in and loved as a child. I prayed to know--not merely to believe--that it was true. My answer came quietly and over time. It came as I realized that I was a better person because of the power of the words in the Book of Mormon. The principles gave me strength to overcome the personal challenges and struggles I faced. I know this is Christ's church. I am sure of it. I would not be half the girl I am without it. I know it, and I know that God knows it, and I cannot deny it.

How I live my faith

I am a returned missionary from the Canada Halifax Mission (April 2013-November 2014)! I've held various volunteer positions in the Church, my favourites being in teaching and leadership. After going through a particularly difficult time when I was 12, I became really sensitive to the feelings of the people around me. I committed myself to being a good friend, which is one of my favourite ways of exemplifying Christ. One of the reasons I study psychology is because building meaningful relationships through understanding people's pasts, and having a hand in helping them through hard things, is one of the most important things to me.