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Hi I'm Emily

I am a wife, a mom, a student and an ultra runner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

While growing up in Southern Oregon I developed an appreciation for the outdoors through running, hiking, and camping. I also enjoy participating in sports, playing the piano, reading, cooking, traveling, and learning. I've been to Mexico, Egypt, and Italy and hope to expand my cultural experiences. My husband and I met while attending college and, after dating long-distance for two and a half years, married in the temple in 2011. In 2013 we welcomed a little boy into our family. Currently, I am preparing to run my first ultra-marathon (a 50k which is equivalent to 31 miles) while volunteering at the local high school as a distance running coach and taking a graduate level class. I love God and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my parents are. First Nephi begins with Nephi stating that he was, "born of goodly parents, therefore he was taught somewhat in all the learning of his father..." My parents taught me the gospel and gave me the opportunity to witness it affect their lives. Because of this I had a desire to know the truth of it for myself and to have the gospel as a prominent factor in my life.

How I live my faith

I have held a variety of callings from an organist in my congregation to organizing visits to church members. My current calling is to teach the 7 year-olds who are preparing for baptism. It is exciting to see the gospel through their eyes and their love for Jesus Christ as they move towards this important step in their lives. As the oldest of six children, I learned early that it is important to be an example (even when you think no one is watching). Life, at times, is hard and confusing but with the gospel I am able to find peace, hope, and direction. That is what I always strive to pass on.

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

 We are all spirit sons and daughters of a living God. As such we have immortal spirits. To be immortal is to live forever, even after this time here on Earth. To have Eternal Life is to life forever with God. Everyone is immortal, but it is by living the commandments of God that we receive Eternal Life. Show more Show less