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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a hippie from Portland who loves the outdoors, color, and exotic foods.

About Me

 I am a recent graduate from college with a degree in business management. I am a wife of a first year medical school student. I am the youngest of five children. I work as a recruiter for staffing agency putting people to work. I think it is one of the best jobs because I get to help people find work after what has been some very difficult years in our economy. I love being outdoors. One of my favorite activities is running to discover beauty. I completed my first marathon two years ago. I love learning and listening to people. I am fascinated by the incredible stories of others and how they have overcome challenges.This is part of why I enjoy traveling so much, to learn the stories of many others, including those of other nations. I love music and making music. I am a pianist, singer, and dancer. Although I am not a professional, I find music an essential outlet to many of life's challenges. I love recycling and colors. I believe in keeping our earth beautiful, the way it was intended to be.

Why I am a Mormon

 because being a Mormon brings joy, peace, and purpose into my life. Being a Mormon has taught me how to live in order to find the most happiness. People often ask why I am so happy and the answer is my faith. I know that the Mormon faith is true and cannot deny it. I feel it in my heart and in my rational mind. Being a Mormon has taught me the importance of striving to live as Jesus Christ and truly loving everyone. I love being a Mormon because I am surrounded by people who share the same goal as I, that is, to be the very best that they can every day and to put selfish desires aside to truly serve their fellow man.

How I live my faith

  With joy! I can't imagine my life without faith in God. I live my faith every day. This is one of the first things that stuck out to my other Christian or athiest friends, that I act on my faith daily and not just once a week at church. It isn't always easy to live my faith and I don't expect it to be, but it is the only true way to happiness. Growing up in Portland sometimes it was difficult to stand up for faith because so many of my classmates had none, but no amount of ridicule would make me change my faith. By living my faith every day it grows stronger. On a weekly basis my husband and I now teach others about faith. Each Sunday we teach a class of 11 four year-olds about Jesus Christ and we have a blast doing it. It is incredible to see how much faith these children already have as well as their interest in learning more. Throughout the years my faith has taught me to find ways to serve in many different environments. I have spent hours volunteering at our public library, helping disabled children ride horses, visiting the sick and elderly at nursing homes, and serving food in soup kitchens. All of these experiences have only further strengthened my faith and made me grateful for the plethora of blessings I enjoy daily.