(Amber Garvin from Provo, Utah served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as 'Mormons') in the Richmond, Virginia area (Now called the "Virginia Chesapeake Mission"). 'Sister' Missionaries are able to serve at age 19 for a period of 18 months. They leave their homes, families and educational pursuits to love and serve their fellowman, and to teach about how families can be together forever. All are invited to follow her missionary experiences.)

*I have now returned home to Utah and will continue to share the experiences of being a returned missionary. :)

I'm A Mormon

Mormon.org is a website where you can connect with people from all over the world that are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or Mormons.  It's super cool to see the different places, cultures, and backgrounds that people come from and what they are doing now.

Mine is a lot less interesting then those who are CEO's of huge corporations, or any of the other major things that are impressive to people, but if you have any interest in looking me up there is a link to my profile.

If you have a few extra minutes to spare I would encourage you to just browse through some of the profiles that are up.  It's uplifting, and one hundred percent worth it. :)

 Check out my current profile at mormon.org


My mission profile on mormon.org


Amber: student, love, learn, missionary, virginia chesapeake, family, Mormon.

Hi I'm Amber






About Me

Life is never what we expect it to be is it? Over a year ago I had no idea that I would be in Virginia serving as a missionary, but I wouldn't trade the challenging experiences and the growth for anything else in the world right now. This is the place to be! Serving others, and showing my love for my Savior. I am blessed with an incredible family. I'm the oldest of 3 and grew up in a single parent home. I look up to each one of my family members as examples, and they have been my constant, and consistent best friends. There wouldn't be an "about me" without them! I love Virginia rainstorms, music, singing, reading, and learning. Having been a part time home-school-er, I recognize the great opportunity I have had to learn whatever I have been most interested to learn, and to grow to love using my talents, brain and having a purpose by focusing on learning new things. I love trampolines, running/walking outside, and spending time with people. I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY! :)


Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have lived it, and I know it, and I have grown to love it with my whole soul. I have read the Book of Mormon, and I believe it is true. I know that because the Book of Mormon is true, Joseph Smith was a prophet called directly by God to restore His church in these days. I have faith in Jesus Christ, and a knowledge because of that faith that he is MY Savior, My Redeemer, and MY friend as an individual. I know that through The Atonement of Jesus Christ I have the opportunity to choose the good things in life that will help me gain favor in the sight of my Heavenly Father, and when the time comes if I have lived according the the truths of the gospel I can return to live in Heaven with him, and with my family for eternity. I am a Mormon because I love Jesus Christ, I love Heavenly Father, I love my family, I love the restored gospel, and I know that these things are the only thing I feel are worth living for. I know there is a bigger plan for me then just a career, and that there is a life after death and a place that is worth living worthily for.


How I live my faith

Service, loving people, listening, working hard, and praying every day. I've grown to understand how important it is to let myself love people--even those who I don't know. I've learned that faith cannot be stagnant. It must be actively used "anxiously engaged in a good cause." So that's why I'm still here! That's why even when I have a hard day I wake up and try again for all the tomorrows. There is good in every day, and miracles have not ceased! There is something to learn from, and something to grow from in every challenge. We wouldn't be able to grow otherwise. I live my faith by trying to focus on the good, by trying to keep it focused on the things that matter most: Jesus Christ, my family, good things tomorrow, good things today, and all the second chances that I'm blessed with. Trying to be a little bit better each day. :)