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Hi I'm Emily

I grew up in Southern California. I'm half Cuban and speak Spanish fluently. I'm a wife and mother. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am the daughter to a Vietnam Veteran and a Cuban Refugee. I have one sister. I am married to a fantastic fella and we have two sons. I love baking, blogging, beaches, and more.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child I always knew that God loved me. I felt a special connection to Jesus Christ. Even the thought of him could bring tears to my eyes. I was taught about who the Savior is. It wasn't until I grew up that I began to question who I was and what my purpose was besides the day to day activities. Through the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, I have learned three of the most important things that all human beings ask themselves at some point in their lives: Where did I come from? Why I am I here? and Where am I going? Here is what I know for sure: Heavenly Father loves all of His children. Jesus Christ is our Savior who atoned for each of us and it is through Him that we can one day live with our Father in Heaven again. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet whom Heavenly Father used as an instrument to bring about the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ which had been lost. I know that we are guided today by prophets who are guided by God. I know that the Book of Mormon is the most correct collection of scripture on the Earth today and that by following its counsel we can learn more of our Savior and His mission. I know that if we become humble and as little children, we can feel the Holy Ghost in our daily lives.

How I live my faith

I love that I can go to church each Sunday to partake of the Sacrament(bread and water). That is where I can renew the covenants that I have made with God. I have been blessed in my 15 years of membership as a Latter Day Saint to serve in many capacities. I have been able to teach the children, a Sunday School teacher, a chorister, and a teacher in our women's organization. I also have a testimony of the way Latter-Day Saints visit one another at their homes in order to get to know each other. We learn, pray, and become friends. The support system that we enjoy within the Church is unsurpassed and a comfort to all who have experienced it.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

We believe that through service to our fellow men and women we can be closer to our our Savior. Our Savior gave of His time and efforts freely and so do we. No dollar amount could ever equal or exceed the spiritual blessings that we receive from serving others. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

When I was first asked to read the Book of Mormon, I was given a very simple suggestion. The invitation was this: Once you have read the Book of Mormon, get on your knees and pray with true intent to ask Heavenly Father if what you have read is true. If you have a humility and pureness in heart of truly wanting to know for yourself--- then you will receive your answer. The Holy Ghost spoke to me so strongly that I could not ignore what I knew (and know) to be true. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true! Show more Show less