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Hi I'm Emily

I am a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, a mother, and a teacher. I am constantly interacting with children and love doing so. I teach orchestra at the local elementary school. Music has been a major part of my life. I feel so blessed to be a mother. We have had fertility troubles including miscarriages. My heart has been broken so many times. It is my faith in Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father's plan that gets me through all my trials.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in this church. My parents were excellent examples of how to live the gospel of Jesus Christ. However, having been born in the church does not mean that I have been forced to choose this religion as my own. I've had the benefit of learning throughout my life at the hands of some amazing teachers. They used their own experiences to illustrate why living gospel principles has blessed their lives or would have blessed their lives if they had lived them. Institute is one of the ways young people in my church can learn the gospel in more depth. I was blessed to have an institute available near my college and spent a lot of time there. I learned about our Savior and His very personal sacrifice for our sins. The more I have lived my life, the more I realize how important the teachings of Jesus Christ are in my life. I need to love all those around me and give freely of my time and talents. Most of the time this means being a good friend and neighbor to those around me. It can be hard sometimes to listen to people whom you don't agree with, but that is what tolerance is all about and it's important for me to remember that my way of thinking is not the only way of thinking.

How I live my faith

I am in our church's women's group called the Relief Society. There we learn of Jesus Christ and how his sacrifice can be applied to our lives. I'm also a visiting teacher. I'm paired with another woman of my group and we visit 3-4 other women each month. Through these visits we become close friends. We learn to serve others as well as rely on them. Additionally, through these visits we are able to strengthen each other and encourage one another to keep doing our best in life.

What is the Relief Society?

Emily
Relief Society is the Women's organization in the church. There is a special spirit that accompanies the women of the church. In our church meeting, we pray and sing hymns and teach each other through church manuals and magazines. We share our testimonies. We support each other in successes and trials. Outside of our church meeting we participate in Visiting Teaching where two Sisters will be assigned to one or more sisters and teach her as well as care for her. In that assignment, lasting friendships are often formed and nurtured. I love being a member of the Relief Society in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! Show more Show less