Amber’s Story

Amber’s Story

As Master Sgt. Amber Meyer, an Air Force Reserve C-130 Flight Engineer, watched Laymen Ministries’ “The Days of Noah” she became angry. “This was new knowledge, why hadn’t I heard about it before,” says Amber. “I was learning about 1844, the cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary and the Sabbath. I attended many churches over the years, so why had I not heard about this?”

Amber’s family attended the Catholic church until Amber’s mother’s search for answers to her many questions led the family to an Evangelical church where her parents were baptized. Church activities and faith practice at home became part of the family’s lives.

Amber says, “I had a desire to learn more about God as a child and have continued throughout my teen and military years. During high school, I began branching out, trying new things, such as drinking, smoking, and drug use, I pretty much did whatever my friends did. I was still talking about Biblical topics with my sisters and friends searching for answers to my questions.”

The summer following Amber’s senior year was a turning point in her life. It was while hanging out at a friend’s house and being high on pot, when all her worries began going through her mind. “It was like my thoughts were scenes on a movie screen rapidly flashing by…and then it stopped on a black screen with three white letters on it…G…O…D”, says Amber, “I started sobbing. I walked out of the house and into the middle of the street, kneeled down and continued to cry. These were tears of joy! This was when I realized God was really real and I accepted Him. This was different from a pot high, it was a spiritual high. I felt different but didn’t know what to do with it. I talked to God, I needed His help to stop using pot and I did. It wasn’t planned, I just quit. I went from having head knowledge about God to having heart knowledge. It was my conversion experience. I was seeking God’s guidance in my life.”

“My first serious boyfriend talked about spiritual things with me, and yet he pressured me to violate my moral convictions, I wouldn’t compromise. January 3, 2001 he confessed he had slept with his ex-girlfriend. I decided I needed to get away from home.”  On January 8, 2001, Amber enlisted in the Air Force Reserves. “I felt good about it, not worried we’d go to war…the September 11 attacks happened while I was in tech school.” Amber’s basic training at Lackland Air Force Base was the beginning of her military career. After seven months of training Amber began her work as a C-130 Crew Chief. May 28, 2002, Amber was sent TDY out of the country, she and a C-130 Loadmaster named Tracy, became acquainted. He respected her spiritual journey and moral values. The couple’s friendship grew and they were engaged in November 2003 and married in April 2005.

In 2016 Amber transitioned into a new career field. She attended ten months of training and became a C-130 Flight Engineer. While in training she found a little community church where she felt at home and immersed herself in Bible study.

During a 2019 overseas deployment, she and some of her military colleagues would get together studying the Bible and listening to sermons. Once home in January, 2020, she continued study with some of her colleagues through Zoom meetings, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 2020 continued to be a year of diving into religious matters. Then ,in November, she found “The Days of Noah.” The Sabbath knowledge began to weigh heavily on her. She searched for a Sabbath-keeping church and found the Hudson Seventh-day Adventist church. She walked in one Sabbath and wanted Bible studies. She wanted the whole package; she studied and then returned and asked, “When do you have your baptisms?” Pastor Kevin Kuehmichel was invited to study with her, and on August 28 Amber was baptized with friends and family witnessing this blessed event.

Amber lives by Psalms 19:14, Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my Strength, and my Redeemer.”

Linda Rosen, Hudson Seventh-day Adventist Church