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Hi I'm Amber Denkers

I'm the oldest of seven. I love superheroes. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a young adult and just finished my first year of college. In high school I liked to be active and involved in my schooling and church activities. I played softball throughout all of high school and after trying out the clarinet in junior high, ended up playing trombone into my first semester of college. Though I didn't try out for softball in college what I loved to do stayed the same. I absolutely love to read and though I was busy during high school resolved to start reading books I wanted to read again. I also love superheroes so I stayed up to date with my favorite super, and non superhero shows. I think the most important thing I kept up with is my love of being with friends. I was able to keep in contact with some of closest high school friends but one thing I will cherish are the new relationships I formed at school with friends who helped me be a better person and pushed me to be a better follower of Christ. Something else I cherish is my family and the love we have for one another. I'm the oldest of seven kids and it can be crazy at times but the easy laughter and joy that comes being with one another was something I missed at college and have come to appreciate even more now that I'm back at home.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church and always thought about how when I was older I'd read my scriptures daily because I knew eventually that was something I needed to do. I had felt the Spirit and knew that the Church was true but I still occasionally would doubt and ask myself if I KNEW this Gospel was true. Around my junior year in high school I got this feeling that, "No, I need to start reading my scriptures daily now, I can't wait." My junior year was probably my most difficult year in school, but one of the only things I remember was this feeling of peace and utter joy on a random night near the end of the school year after struggling with all the different things life throws at you. I feel like my junior year was when my testimony exploded and it did again this past year when I was on my own for my first year of college. I have learned and can testify to anyone that I know that this is Christ's true church that is restored on the Earth again today. I know that Joseph Smith restored Christ's church on the Earth today and I came to that knowledge by reading the Book of Mormon and praying to know that it was true. And I have received that confirmation over and over as I continue to read the scriptures. They are such a source of strength and peace and now whenever I'm having a bad day, or I'm feeling sad, or I just need to escape this world, I go to my scriptures and ask God to speak to me through them. I know God answers prayers and that by keeping the commandments and being worthy we can live with Him again. And I know without a doubt that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me. They love all of their children perfectly, which is why Christ died for us so we, with our families, could live with Him again. Christ died so we can live with God in an eternal state of joy, and I've had a small taste of that joy through this Gospel which is why I know it is true.

How I live my faith

While I was up at college I got my first 'adult calling' as a Gospel Doctrine teacher, which meant I got to teach other members my age more about what we believe in as I tried to help them feel the Spirit and strengthen their testimonies. This was a tremendous faith building experience for me because as I met with my teaching companion and we focused on preparing the lesson according to the Spirit I always felt such an amazing peace and love. The feeling I felt as I taught with my companion and we were able to so fluidly teach and build off of each others thoughts and know how together we could invite the Spirit into our class is one of the experiences that built my faith to the point that I chose to serve a mission.