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Hi I'm Amber

I'm a Vacation Planner. I have a college degree. I'm a Party DJ. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an adventerous 26 year old who's greatest joys come from loving and serving others. Having completed my college education for the time being, I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication from Brigham Young University-Idaho, and an Associates Degree in Music/Music Education from Colorado Northwestern Community College. I work as a Member Services Advisor at the Ritz-Carlton Destination Club in Salt Lake City to someday become a professional party and wedding DJ. I believe that some of the best memories in life can be linked to the human senses and music plays a key role in impacting the mind. I enjoy understanding not only how music speaks to the heart and soul, but also how a combination of rythyms, lyrics and melody can and does promote a variance of moods, thoughts and feelings. I love traveling, languages and cultures. My all time favorite places to visit are Sydney Australia, San Fransisco California, and Northwestern Colorado where I grew up. I am always seeking out new destinations and have recently added Mexico to my list of countries visited, with a plan to experience Thailand and the Islands of the South Pacific in the near future. I served as a full time missionary for 19 months in the Oakland California area where I was able to invite others to recieve the fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by sharing my faith and testimony of the things I know to be true. This was the greatest adventure of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young child I learned to be honest and true to the things I believe in my heart. Growing up, my parents taught me timeless virtues of faith, prayer. Just before my 8th birthday, they expressed the importance of following the example of our Savior, Jesus Christ, by being baptized by one having authority. They said that my decision to engage in such a covenant with God, taking upon me the name of Christ and promising to keep His commandments, should be one that I pray about and seek counsel from my Heavenly Father; that it should be a choice I make on my own terms regardless of what anyone else thought. I spent that night and following day pondering upon what my parents had said. I prayed, as only a child of my age could, and felt a stong urging within my heart to be baptized, recieve the gift of the Holy Ghost, and become a member of this Church. I was obedient to that spiritual prompting, and felt the confirming witness of the Spirit whisper peace, purity and wholeness to my soul... though at the time all I could say was, "I feel good. I feel clean." Spiritually clean; A feeling which is renewed each time I stay true to those promises I made that day. Everytime I attend my church meetings, read the scriptures, make righteous choices, and share my testimony that God lives, and loves all people that Jesus Christ is His Son, the Savior and Redeemer of the World, those good clean feelings I felt at age 8 never leave me, but grow stronger and are rooted deeper than ever.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by increasing my own personal testimony of Jesus Christ through prayer and scripture study. I dedicate myself to strengthening others, and my family. Ultimately, I live what I believe by exemplifying Charity- the pure love of Christ, to the best of my imperfect abilities. Charity is at the heart of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It enables me to overcome my natural self which would seek to judge, exhibit pride and selfishness or convince me to be content with mediocrity; such things are not of God. Chartity moves me to reach out in love to all of God's children without guile or judgement; regardless of religion, ethnicity, personal choices or political involvement. I know that it is mainly through this love that hearts can be touched, perceptions changed, and spirits renewed. Only love can produce faith that the world can be changed and lives blessed.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Amber
No. The opportunity to serve a mission is simply that, an opportunity. An opportunity to be an instrument in the hands of God to bless and teach His children the principles of His glorious Gospel. Our personal agency and the ability to choose the paths we walk in this life is one of the greatest joys offered in our Heavenly Father's Plan. And it is because of the joys which many experience that they are moved to devote a portion of thier life's time in the sole service of God and His children so that they too might recieve of such happiness in thier lives. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Amber
To each of God's wonderful creations which He created through His priesthood power He gave a purpose. To the man Adam in the Garden of Eden, God gave him dominion over the whole earth to take care of it, nurture it, till and cultivate it. And then to this man, God gave him a woman, Eve, to help him meet each of these tasks. She was to stand by him, encourage him, love him and support him in all the Father asked him to do. Adam was also given the authority to bless his wife and children through the power of God's priesthood, to act in God's name for the salvation of his family. So it is today. Nothing has changed from how it was originally prepared. Our Heavenly Father delegates His priesthood power to worthy male members of the Church. Through it they can be authorized to preach the gospel, administer the ordinances of salvation, and govern God's kingdom on earth. The wives, sisters, and daughters of these men are blessed in every capacity and then given an equal opportunity to teach and lead both in the home, and in church under the direction of God through such faithful priesthood holding men. They lead organizations for young children in the Church, youth, and women from all walks of life as they strive to be a help, meet for the priesthood brethren in blessing the human family. Though she may not literally hold the power of the priesthood, the faithful woman works with the man who holds it to bring to pass God's work and glory. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Amber
The answer is a resounding and confidant yes. Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God; His life and ministry, and Atonement is at the very center of the teachings, beliefs and inspiration of members of this Church. We strive to live as He did; To love as He does and become as He is. We do so by not only reading the words of holy prophets both ancient and modern; found in The Holy Bible, The Book of Mormon- Another Testament of Jesus Christ, and modern revelation, but seeking to act upon what is taught. We praise Him in our worship services; through prayer, testimony and song. I know He is my Savior and My King. Without Him I have no hope. I know He loves all the peoples of the world, and I know He stands at the head of this organization, even His church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the Divine Revelator and Leader of its people. Show more Show less