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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

A typical day in my life revolves around my 4 daughters and their schedules. One of my daughters has food allergies, and I love to create recipes and make lots of things from scratch to accommodate her allergies. I always try to fit exercise into my day as well. I have been running for 5 years. I became more conscientious about my health about 7 years ago when I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. That diagnosis helped me realize that my biggest priority is to raise my daughters, and in order to do that I need to place priority on my own health. Running has improved my health and given me a feeling of triumph over my brain tumor, especially when I ran a half marathon on the 7th anniversary of my brain surgery.

Why I am a Mormon

I have had many opportunities to feel and recognize God's love in my life. As I have faced trials, such as my brain tumor and my daughter's food allergies, I can see ways in which God prepared our family and prepared me for those specific challenges. For example, about 1 year before we found out about our daughter's food allergies, I developed a severe intolerance to citrus fruits such as oranges and pineapple. Eliminating those foods from my diet helped me relate to her food allergies in a way that I otherwise couldn't have done. God shows his love by giving us tools so that we can learn from our trials. I am grateful for my faith and His role in my life.

How I live my faith

I teach 11 and 12 year olds about the New Testament. I teach from the lesson manual, but I keep my mind open to ways to make the lessons fun and fascinating. My 9 students love to challenge me with questions I never would have thought about without them. They keep me on my toes and help me to continue to learn from these familiar stories.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

After Christ was resurrected, he wanted to visit the righteous people in other parts of the world, so of course he came to North America. Show more Show less