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Hi I'm Emily

I love people. I am busy. I am a mom & an International Youth Ambassador Mentor for the US. I teach about the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a flower child in the true sense of the word. I was raised by musician parents; products of the 1960s. I had the pleasure of growing up surrounded by artists. I love people, traveling, and my family. My favorite things to do are work in my yard, make music with my family, and spend time getting to know people all over the world. I teach Spanish to English speaking kids at an urban, independent school. I teach 150 students weekly; preschoolers to middle school teens. I love all my students, but especially love the three that come home with me everyday. I am lucky enough to be the wife of a really good man, the mom of three awesome people, and a teacher to many. In July 2011 I was honored to serve as a US Youth Ambassador Mentor in Ecuador for Partners of the Americas and the US Department of State, and expand my global involvement.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints really believes we are all related. Not just in some cosmic way, but as a literal family. I love people and the cultures of the world. If I could, I'd spend all my time traveling and meeting as many people as possible. I share my love for global studies by teaching Spanish to kids in Idaho, hoping to provide opportunities to connect communities and build relationships. I am able to do this because I learned to speak Spanish as a second language when I served an LDS mission to Chile. It opened up opportunities I would otherwise not have had internationally. In 2011 I was selected by Partners os the Americas to be a Youth Ambassador Mentor in Ecuador for the US Department of State. In addition to this experience, I have taken student groups to Italy and have educational trips planned in 2012 to Spain, Chile, and Costa Rica. The LDS Church has made me a better, more educated, more connected member of the human race.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being a mom, wife, teacher, and friend, and community member that obeys the commandments of God. I stay busy in my community and try to keep myself up to date on the happenings of the world. I serve at Church with the women in my neighborhood. Our women's organization provides social events for ladies to get to know each other and build life skills. I teach Sunday school lessons and help out with whatever pops up.

Are Mormons Christians?

YES! I have always been a Christian and find it curious that some people don't identify the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints as Christian. All Mormons believe that Jesus is the Savior of the world, that He alone saved us from our imperfections and sins, and we all need Him to live eternally in glory with God. Mormons believe the same basic doctrine Christian churches preach, plus additional revelation. Why would God stop talking to us two thousand years ago? He still has a prophet and runs His church the same way He set up when Jesus was on the earth. Mormons are Christians to the core! Show more Show less