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Hi I'm Amber Gardiner

I grew up in Provo, Utah. I'm the oldest of five siblings. Four girls and one boy. I love this church and family time.

About Me

I play the violin. I've been playing for 8 and a half years. I went to BYU-Idaho for a semester to help me prepare for my mission. I love to read. I don't have a particular type of books that I like. I love hanging out with my family. We watch movies on sundays together as a family, plan vacations and, and go to some of my dad's work parties. I love crocheting. It's a fun craft to do. Whenever I'm stressed, it calms me to see how one ball of yarn can turn into fabric.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. My grandmother on my dad's side was a convert, so both my parents were raised in the church. The gospel has been a part of my life. It brings me peace, comfort, and hope. There are things in the world that don't make sense. But the gospel has a way of teaching us and the world becomes less confusing. The teachings of the gospel provide a way for us to live with our family and Father in Heaven again. That's what I love about our church.

How I live my faith

In my home ward I served as class secretary for beehives in young women's, counselor for maids and went back to secretary for laurels and president of the laurels class. I moved to Rexburg, Idaho for school and served as a Family Home Evening Mom and visiting teacher. I moved back home in January to get ready for my mission call and got called as a visiting teacher. Now I getting ready to serve a mission in South Carolina Columbia.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Amber Gardiner
It's not only important to Mormons. It's also important to Heavenly Father. Families are a great way to experience growth and life. We love, teach, serve, and learn from each other. We share our joys and sorrows. There are difficult challenges, but family strengthens us and brings us great happiness. Family is an essential part of God's plan for us. It's also important in society. Society tries to show that there are relationships with families that don't work out, but our religion helps us understand that we do need families who will love us, provide for us, and teach us truth and righteousness to help us return to our Father in Heaven. We can't choose who we want in a family, but we can choose how we can help our families become stronger and happier. Show more Show less