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Hi I'm Amber

I am a mother, a wife, and a student of psychology. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a few different places; California, Louisiana, and mainly Arizona. I am one of five children, none of which are my full blood relatives, and was raised by who I always consider my father, though not a blood relative as well. My 'father' cared for me, my half brother and sister, and my step brother and sister. After his first wife, my mother, and him separated when I was just three years old, he remarried my wonderful step-mother who passed away shortly after, leaving him a lonely parent of five, rebellious, and saddened children. I stayed at home for only a short while after my step-mothers passing. Searching for love at a young age, I moved out of my families home at age 15, only to find a difficult world with confusion and hurt after becoming a victim of a couple selfish crimes. Years of confusion and mental frustration passed, wondering to myself what life holds for me. Always striving to put my best foot forward in the work force, I found myself being able to take care of myself very well and decided that was the only way to live. After a few lonely years though, searching for different lifestyles or 'things' to bring happiness, I realized I was getting no where. When I felt I had hit rock bottom, I was introduced to the Book of Mormon and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I finally understood what my purpose on this Earth was. I learned so much about this life and now I get to teach my two children the amazing truths God has given us!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have seen what people refer to as 'darkness', I know what this life has to offer, and it is not fulfilling; no matter how beautiful you may be, or how successful you may become. I have felt the emptiness that can only be temporarily filled with fun times, and I have felt the emptiness one feels when the thing/things they love are no longer in their life. Life can be beautiful, it really can, but emptiness does not make it that way. After reading the Book of Mormon and attending church, something filled me within that I had been longing for and searching for, but could not find. As I continued to read the Book of Mormon, along with the Bible and other scriptures, my entire life changed. I felt a hole being filled that I had been attempting to fill with anything I could. I attended other churches before finding The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, three other churches to be exact, and I appreciated the experience of attending these churches, but I still came home with uncertainties and confusion. The light I felt, and the power that seemed to come over me while reading the Book of Mormon was enough for me to know that I had found the church that could offer me the answers I longed to know... What was my purpose here on Earth? What am I to do with my life? What happens after I die? All these questions were answered, and I felt an assurance inside that words cannot explain that will never leave me. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is truly Christs church. Truths that are essential for this life, and to obtain happiness in this life, are answered through the Book of Mormon. Life can be beautiful and it is more beautiful than I could have ever imagined! If I had one wish, it would be to have every person open their mind and read the Book of Mormon, because every person deserves this kind of happiness!

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day by teaching my children about Jesus Christ and our Father in Heaven. I teach them about choices and consequences, and try very hard to help them understand how making good choices can truly make us happy, and how making bad choices can really make us feel worse inside. That being such an important lesson that I wish I could have learned as a child, I want to give that to them. I get to teach the children at church every Sunday as well. I love to be around the children and help them to learn the things I was not able to learn as a child; to give them the truths now that will help them to know how special they truly are and to know what will ultimately make them happy in life. I live my faith by trying my hardest to be a better person every day; to be the mother that I know God would want to have care for His children, and the wife that my husband needs me to be, so he can be the father and husband he needs to be. I still experience difficulties and trials in life as anyone else would; many come from my past, many come from my present, but they are all difficulties that I have learned to overcome, or am learning better how to each day. The experiences in my life have been difficult, as many others have, but God loves me, Jesus Christ died for me, and that is enough for me to want to do anything I can to show my gratitude to Them.

What is being a Mormon like?

Amber
Being a Mormon will most likely be a change for anyone who has not grown-up in a Mormon family, but it is one of the greatest changes that will ever occur in your life. For me, being a Mormon was only slightly difficult, mainly because others who were around me were uninformed of what it meant to be a Mormon, so they were critical. But it was more joyous than anything else, and any amount of difficulty was swallowed up in the happiness I felt. The family is central in the life of a Mormon and having unity in our families is one of the greatest blessings, next to knowing we can always be together, forever! Being a Mormon is sort of like living a fairy tale, just without the fancy dresses and castles! Show more Show less