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Hi I'm Emily

About Me

I grew up in the desert and on an island, went to college in the snow, and have recently enjoyed life in the big city near the ocean. The best place I spend time now is in my own home. I love teaching and playing with my preschooler and toddler. They remind me how to have faith, be happy, and help other people. Together we enjoy meeting people throughout our community--at the park, the library, the grocery store, and on other errands.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true and is led by the Lord. Every time I have prayed to know that this is true, I've felt peace, warmth, joy, and love from my Father in Heaven. I know He is there and He loves me and all of His children. He will answer every prayer that is sincere. He wants us to know the truth of His plan for us. He shows us how by giving us a prophet today. I love to read the Book of Mormon. It is God's word, and it shows us how to follow His commandments and live with Him again. We can know it is really true by studying it and praying to ask God if it is true.

How I live my faith

In addition to personal gospel study, I'm trying to make my husband and children the priority they should be in my life. The best job I have right now is teaching my children the gospel in our home each day. I know that these children are really Heavenly Father's spirit children and that I need to take good care of them! I enjoy visiting with other women in our ward on a regular basis. We talk together about our lives and how we can live the gospel. We try to help each other and take care of each other. Finally, I really love working with the children at church. I get to help organize the children's organization and teach lessons on Sunday. We can all learn a lot from the faith of children. Teaching about the basic principles of the Gospel helps me live them better and really know that they are true.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Emily
This is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is Jesus' church. He organized His church when He was on the earth. However, its leaders were killed and teachings were distorted. This is why He restored the fullness of His gospel to the earth once again through the prophet Joseph Smith. Jesus Christ leads His church today. Show more Show less