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Hi I'm Emily

I am a wife, a mother, and a family history enthusiast! I bake bread and run. I'd rather be outside than in!

About Me

I am a college student studying chemical engineering. I am married to a student studying civil engineering. We enjoy adventures like hiking, camping, California traffic, and sight seeing. I like helping others using my engineering and science background. I help elementary students learn about science. I like to crochet and do family history. Gerber daisies are my favorite flowers and I love love LOVE watermelon!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who are members of the church. They taught me about the gospel and I chose to be baptized when I was 8. It may seem that a little girl at the age of 8 can't really decide for herself if she wants to be part of a religion, yet I did decide and many years later I am still actively participating in the church. My love for Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father has grown over the years. I find joy in attending church and living the commandments. Being a Mormon helps me to keep a proper perspective about life. We learn in church that we are children of God and He loves all of us. He has given us many blessings and I can show my gratitude and honor Him by living His gospel. The emphasis the Church has on family has also become increasingly important to me. I am married and love my husband very much. I want to be with him forever. By living the gospel and being worthy, I can live with him forever because of the blessings of the gospel. The Mormon church has Temples where we can go to make commitments with the Lord. One of the greatest commitments, or covenants, that we make is that of marriage. I will be with my husband and children forever because of the blessings of the Temple. This is a great comfort for me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by upholding the standards the Lord has set and taught to us through the gospel. Each day I try to be an example of what I truly believe. When I am having a conversation with someone who is not Mormon, I try to include my church life in my words. For example, if a co-worker asks what I did over the weekend I tell them I went to church. By sharing the everyday part of being a Mormon, I eliminate the weirdness and rumors that are often associated with Mormons. I show that I am a real person and it is my beliefs that set me apart in a good way.

What is the Relief Society?

Relief Society is the Church's organization for women. We are a society of sisters who are diligent in living the Gospel. Sisters in the Relief Society are just that: sisters. We care for one another. We help and encourage each other to live the Gospel. We share testimony (a declaration of what we know is true) of the Savior and of the blessings of living the Gospel. Relief Society is a support system. When someone is sick, injured, having a hard time, or recently had a baby, Relief Society sisters are often among the first to help. We help those who are Mormon and we help those who aren't. Relief Society embodies love, compassion, service, righteousness, and spiritual and physical strength. Relief Society has given me strength to continue living the Gospel. My faith has increased through the lessons I have learned in Relief Society. My resolve is greater and my desire to be righteous, even when it is hard has increased. Show more Show less