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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a full time missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am currently serving as a full time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am from Illinois, and have lived there my entire life. I have an older brother and a younger sister. Before serving a mission, I worked at an amusement park and went to college for 2 years.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the church. Both of my parents are converts and I am so greatful that they found the gospel when they were teenagers. For me though, being a member of the church isn't something I contuinue, just because its how I grew up. I am a member, because I have gained that personal testimony that the church is true. I came to a point in my life, where I had to just know if the things I had been taught my entire life were true or not. I "put it to the test" I guess you could say. I read the Book of Mormon all the way through, and I prayed. I prayed for an answer to know if the church was true. I recived and answer that it was. I know that God truly does love each of His children individually. He wants the best for us and He wants to guide us. I know that the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth through a prophet of God, and that there is a living prophet on the earth today. I personally have recieved so much happiness by being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am so happy to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

 I try to live my life in a way that people would know that I believe in Jesus Christ. Currently as a missionary, I have the opportunity every day to teach people about our Savior and all that He has done for us. But even before serving a mission, I didn't have a problem with sharing what I believe in with my friends and my family. I know even more now of the importance of Jesus Christ in our lives and trying our best to follow Him. I am not afraid to share my testimony with anyone, and I will continue to do that even when I return home from serving a mission.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Attending church means going to regular Sunday services. We go there every Sunday to learn more of our Savior and of His Gospel and to renew our covenants, or promises, that we made during baptism to always remember our Savior and to follow Him. Attending the temple is something different. The temple is for only worthy members of the church. The reason being, is because it is a dedicated house to the Lord. Not every member of the church can enter into the temple. We must be worthy. When we attened the temple, we can worship God and learn more about our purpose in life.  Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

 The Book of Mormon is another Testament of Jesus Christ. Everything that is in the Book of Mormon, testify that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that He is the Son of God. It was written by ancient prophets that lived in the Americas. It begins 600 years before Christ B.C and ends over 400 years after Christ A.C We read the Book of Mormon with the Bible. We believe both to be the Word of God. Show more Show less