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Hi I'm Emily

I love languages and I want to be a teacher. I have an amazing family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

What is there to say about me? There's nothing incredible remarkable but throughout my average life I have had some wonderful experiences. Right now I'm a college student studying to teach English as a foreign language. I have always loved studying languages and when I learned about the opportunity to be an English teacher I thought, "That's exactly what I've always wanted to do!" I have seen the doors that learning a language can open, so I'm striving to be able to help others open those doors too. Other things that I like to do are playing the piano and the guitar, reading, cooking, and watching sports. I love life, even the crazy juggling act of balancing school, church and a social life.

Why I am a Mormon

If you had asked me this question a few years ago I would have said that I was a Mormon because my parents were Mormon and that was just the way I was raised. But since I've moved away from home, I've grown to rely on my own beliefs more and more. Now I would say that I'm a Mormon because I love this church more than anything in the world. It's through the truths that I've been taught and the faith that I've developed that I'm able to push through when things are hard. Because life's going to be hard no matter what but the Gospel of Jesus Christ makes it easier to bear when it's tough. When I'm feeling down I turn to my Heavenly Father for comfort and I can always feel His presence in my life. Sure, there are times when I've doubted the things that I've been told, but I know that I'm happiest when I'm following the guidelines of the Church. One of my favorite church hymns is "I believe in Christ" and one line in that song is "I believe in Christ, so come what may." Through my faith in Christ I can overcome all things, no matter what obstacles are thrown my way.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by keeping the standards that I've been taught and honoring commitments that I have made. One promise I made when I was baptized was to always remember Christ. Sometimes it's difficult to remember Him when school and work occupy so much of my time, but my days go better and I feel happier when I've kept that promise. Right now I am serving as a secretary in the women's organization of our church and I"m also a visiting teacher. This means that I get to visit with a few of the women in my ward every month to see how they are doing and to share a spiritual message with them. It's been a great way for me to get out of my comfort zone to meet new people and I've made some great friends because of it.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Emily
Mormon church services are simple but enjoyable. Most wards' services will begin with a sacrament meeting where everyone meets together to sing hymns, partake of the sacrament, and listen to members of the congregation who have been asked to speak. If it is the first Sunday of the month, members will go to the pulpit to share their testimonies in place of the speakers. We love to have visitors come to our church meetings and they are welcome to come for any of our Sunday meetings. Visitors in the audience are never expected to speak or participate so there's no need to worry about not knowing what to do or say during the services. Most members wear nice clothes--modest skirts or dresses for women and dress shirt and slacks for men, but you won't be turned away if you're in casual clothes. Show more Show less