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Hi I'm Eimi

I am a wife, sister, and daughter. I'm a nursing graduate. I also love animals, music, cooking, art, and nature! I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Drawing is something I have always found a joy in doing since I was about the age of four. I am fascinated with all mediums and find inspiration in many things. I also enjoy writing and listening to music. Other things that interest me are animal welfare, world cultures, humanitarian work, history, theatre, and traveling. I want to visit different countries and meet people. I like to cook and I also enjoy trying different foods! I love trying new recipes to cook from YouTube. I also love spending my days off at the beach, camping, hiking, traveling, attending music concerts, and most especially spending time with my loved ones. I love my family, fur-babies, and friends very much! They are my greatest blessings.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in Fresno, California. I am half Chicano and half Japanese. My dad was raised Catholic and my mom was a convert. We attended church when I was younger, but as I entered into high school, my parents stopped practicing. Despite all of this, I believed in God and desired to become closer to Him. I joined a Christian club at school and for the first time ever, I began to study the Holy Bible. It was during this time in this group, I felt an ardent connection to the Lord. But because I was immature, my studying faded more and more. Then finally, as a college student, I realized how much I was missing in my life, so I began to go to church again. My friends invited me to their churches which were mostly Evangelical or Protestant. They were all very nice and the people were so kind, but I still felt "out of place" and uncertain. Finally, I just could not take feeling this way anymore! I wanted to know the truth and I knew that I needed to go to the perfect source. So, one night I prayed to God asking Him for guidance and truth. I wanted to know where I should go in order to be closer to Him. The following morning I found myself in the library at school, looking for a quiet place to study. The library was full, I was about to leave when a thought came to mind, "Try again, stay in the library." At this thought, I noticed a blue Book of Mormon sitting on the shelf, so I picked it up and began to read from it. As I read, I felt a calm, warm, comforting feeling wrap around me. It was a good feeling but I was freaked out, so I put the book back and went on my way. However, I could not forget that feeling that came over me. So I went online, found Mormon.org & began talking to the missionaries! And now, here I am! I KNOW without a shadow of a doubt that Jesus Christ lives and He atoned for our sins. We have a fully restored Gospel through a modern prophet, Joseph Smith, because he asked and he received.

How I live my faith

Having the Gospel in my life has helped me to become a better person each day. I do my best to read Scriptures daily, help others, or just simply smile and ask how they are doing. I follow the commandments the best way I can and encourage others to do the same. There is nothing that can really make one happier in this life than to serve others Some days are harder than others, they don't go as planned, and we fall. The important thing to remember in those moments, is that we have a loving and kind Father in Heaven who sees our mistakes and imperfections and still loves us unconditionally. All we have to do is seek His forgiveness, repent, get up, and try again to be better. We are all God's children.

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Eimi
One of the best people to talk with are definitely active members of the Church. Missionaries are also great people to talk to, to learn more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their purpose is to help people who want to learn and they will answer any questions you may have. You can also talk to missionaries online, here on Mormon.org! That is how I, personally, first communicated with members of the Church. This is a great resource. Show more Show less