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Hi I'm Emily

I'm an auntie of triplets and beauty pageant guru. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of four children. My oldest sister had triplets in March, and I have been nannying for her while I prepare to serve a mission. I have a passion for health and fitness, which is why I chose to get my bachelor's degree in Exercise and Wellness at BYU. I'm also an NASM certified personal trainer. Some of my other hobbies include, music, volleyball, cooking, reading, and outdoor adventures. I began taking piano lessons in fifth grade, and I have since then competed in several music festivals and beauty pageants, where I performed a piano solo for the talent portion of the competition. When I was nine, one of my older sisters got in a really bad car accident. She sustained a traumatic brain injury and was in a coma for two months.The doctors didn't think she would survive, but she proved them wrong. Now, 13 years later, she has relearned how to walk and talk again but still has not recovered fully. My sister's accident has brought many opportunities for my family and I to grow closer to each other and closer to God. She is difficult to support sometimes because of her disabilities, but other times she is like a brilliant light shining in a dark room. Her life is a testament that God has a plan for each of us. I know that she was kept here on this earth to fulfill that plan for her own life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS family, surrounded by wonderful examples of faith and obedience. I was taught values that I know will bring me joy in this life and the life to come. The feelings of peace and joy I get when I attend church and read the Book of Mormon are unparalleled by any other experiences I've had. I know the Gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to this earth by a modern prophet, Joseph Smith, and with it came the power to seal families together for eternity. This knowledge gives me hope when all seems lost. When I experience disappointments and hard times, I cling to the Gospel of Jesus Christ with everything I have, and I know that I will be able to make it through, because I know that God loves me and has a plan for me and my family. These truths were taught to me at a very young age and they have blessed my life. I am Mormon because I want my children to be taught these very same truths. I am Mormon because I believe in the family unit and I want my family to be together forever. I am Mormon because I know that God loves me and wants to bless me. I am Mormon because I believe God has given us a modern day prophet to speak for Him and guide His church, and I want to be a part of that. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church here on the earth today. God is at the head of it, and He will not lead me astray.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through service. Whether I am serving my nieces by changing their diapers, my best friend by lending a listening ear, or my fellow sisters by fulfilling my church calling as a sunday school teacher, I know that I am acting as the hand of God. When Christ was on the earth, He didn't just teach by preaching at groups of people. He also taught by serving them. I believe that in order to truly be a disciple of Christ we need to serve as He did. Through our service we can show our love for Christ and willingness to follow His example. Another way I live my faith is through obedience. God gives us commandments that, if followed, will bring us great blessings and protection. I follow these commandments by studying the words of Christ daily, praying to my Heavenly Father, attending church regularly, attending the Temple, serving my fellow men, and repenting when I make mistakes.