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Hi I'm Amber

I'm a Baylor student, actress, and poet. I love theatre, film, and writing. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have completed three years as a student pursuing a degree in Theatre Performance at Baylor University. Sic 'em, Bears! My passion is Theatre. I love working with scripts in any way, but especially as an actress. I like to write plays, but I especially love to write poetry. I have a poem book that I have kept up since I was 11-years-old, and hope to publish these poems about my dreams, struggles, and journey through life when I am older. I believe stories and story-telling is an important part of culture and learning! Occasionally, I like to model. Fashion and photography is another love of mine- I like to flip through Vogue, Nylon, and other magazines. I hope to save up enough for a professional camera. I am not an amazing painter, but painting is also a hobby of mine. My house is covered in my paintings and collages I have made with photos and magazine clippings! I think it is important to be an example of not only outer beauty and grace, but also inner beauty, grace and strength. Living in the world and not of the world can be hard as an artist when art is so heavily influenced by society's culture and ever-changing standards and life-views. I will stand as a witness that honesty, truth, chastity, benevolence, and virtue are never out-dated or out-of-style. My faith is in ink, on stage, and on camera.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was eight, and always remained strong in my faith until high school. Little by little I let life take me away from the things I knew were good and true. For a number of years, I did not live the principles of this church. Not because I did not believe in them - but because I felt I could not live up to such standards. Eventually I found myself in a world of pain, and I feared for the direction my life was headed. I knew what had to do- I began to attend my meetings, read the Book of Mormon in addition to my Bible, talk to missionaries, live the standards of the church, serve others, and share the gospel. I have found purpose, peace, love, and joy which is not comparable to any ounce of happiness I had felt before! I know this is the restored gospel on the earth and that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and that there is a prophet and apostles on the earth today. It truly is a great and marvelous work!

How I live my faith

I attend church meetings every Sunday. Once a month our sacrament meeting in the chapel includes members of the congregation getting up to bear their testimonies of the truth of this gospel. These are my favorite Sundays. I also feel this joy as I serve as a visiting teacher. My assigned companion has become a dear friend of mine, and we delight in visiting other sisters in the ward (congregation), checking up on them, providing rides to meetings, serving them, and making new friends! I love to attend other church events outside of our Sunday services, like conferences, dinners, and baptisms. I love to invite the missionaries over for dinner, and visit families with them. Answering questions and relating my experiences with my faith and this gospel is always joyful and fun!

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

There was a time when I did not follow the Word of Wisdom - we can think of any number of excuses. But in my experience, not following the Word of Wisdom made me lose a sense of direction in my life. I was caught up easily in the distractions of life. I did not keep my body in the shape it was meant and made to be in. And because of that, my spirit suffered. Sometime the suffering (a seemingly strongly word) is so subtle, I scarcely can tell a difference. But this deceiving, and I believe the reason why the smallest of excuses to do things that really aren't neccessary (or productive to our life) can be so dangerously. Little by little I found myself being somebody I never wanted to be. I now see that living by the Word of Wisdom helps me to live to my full potential not only as a daughter, future mother, student, artist, and citizen but also as a child of God and an instrument in His work to love and serve. Show more Show less