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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a wife, an aunt, and a daughter. I work with a preschool class, and I want to help kids with disabilities. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a newlywed, and am loving my new role as a wife. I work with preschoolers and get to play all day. I am trying to get into graduate school for occupational therapy, and I want to help kids with disabilities live happier lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in this church, and while I've had moments of personal struggle and doubts, I've always known in my heart that it was true. When I was about thirteen years old, I decided that it wasn't enough to know that my parents believed in the church. I had to know for myself, if I was going to stand up for what I believed in. The more I read the Book of Mormon, and the more I prayed for answers to the questions I had, the more I came to know and undestand that while all religions have truth, the complete truth that Christ would have us know is only found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. There is a power found in Priesthood ordinances, or necessary acts to return to our Heavenly Father, that cannot be found anywhere else. There is a burning feeling of doing something right when we follow His gospel, which I have felt nowhere else. I have felt strength to carry on in the face of life-threatening family illnesses and debilitating self-doubt. There were times when I felt no one on Earth undestood me, yet I always knew that my Heavenly Father was by my side, carrying me through my trials. I still have much to learn, and I am as far from perfect as the next person, but I know that the gospel gives me a hope that few others enjoy. I know that I am not fighting my battles alone, and that is enough for me.

How I live my faith

I get to work in the nursery every Sunday. Our class has kids from 18-months to 3 years old, and it is always an adventure. Sometimes it is hard to have patience and help them learn to be kind and to love each other, but I have witnessed miracles. Children that barely interacted with others now have close friends, and others that used to sit and cry have become comfortable and welcoming to others. Every time I teach them about their Savior or about simple gospel principles, I am reminded that life really is about the simple things. It's about loving each other and remembering to say "Thank you." It's learning to say "I'm sorry" and to share what we have. It's about learning that we're going to be okay and that we can help our friends when they're sad. I learn from these children much more than they learn from me, and I feel privileged to be able to work with them.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Absolutely. Heavenly Father loved his children when he called Moses to be their prophet. He knew they needed someone to lead them and explain His commandments to them. He loves us just as much today, and He knows we have no shortage of questions about how and why we should live by His commandments. We need a prophet just as much as the Israelites did, and because He loves us just as much as He loved them, He has given us a prophet to lead and guide us. Show more Show less