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Hi I'm Emma.

I grew up in Arizona. I'm a college student and a future social worker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 21 years old and a senior in college. I was born in Alaska but raised in Arizona. I am the second oldest of 4 children and I am the only daughter. I'm going to school to be social worker but haven't decided what field of social work I want to go into yet. In my free time I love reading and watching the news; I'm not very good at keeping up with everything, but I try to be somewhat educated when it comes to politics. I work at the university I attend as a reading tutor helping foreign students, students with disabilities, and anyone else who just wants to improve his or her reading skills and comprehension. I love life and I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was raised in the Church but when I was 8 years old my parents separated and I became less active until high school. I attended seminary freshman year and read the Book of Mormon as we had been challenged to by the then current prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley. I had had a testimony of the truthfulness of Christ's Gospel ever since I'd prayed about it when I was around 5 or 6 years old but when I read the Book of Mormon and studied it in seminary I knew that I would never become inactive in His Church again and since then I've always tried to keep His commandments completely. I know this Church is true and I love it with all my heart.

How I live my faith

I go to a college owned by the Church, and in my ward there I have served twice as a teacher, as well as a Family Home Evening ward coordinator. No matter where I'm living I always have the calling to be a visiting teacher; it is one of my favorites. I love studying the scriptures and finding ways to implement their principles into my life. I have a long way to go still, but I live my faith by trying to do those things that my Father in Heaven wants me to.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Emma.
 No the Mormon Church does not endorse political parties. I have good friends within the Church that are both Democrats and Republicans. When certain moral issues do come into politics such as abortion or gay marriage the Church leaders will make public statements to be read in every ward or branch of the church so that everyone knows where the Church stands on that issue. Our whole purpose of being here on Earth as God's children is to come back to him with our families and He divinely made families to be led by a mother and a father so marriage is to be voted upon as only between a man and a woman. Abortion also is not okay except in cases of rape, incest or when the mother's life is in danger. Being a future social worker I have some left leanings but I'm a registered Republican and either way the Church tells us to be informed and involved with politics and do everything following the Holy Ghost.  Show more Show less