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Hi I'm Emerson

I'm from Northern California. I'm a college student, a triathlete, a singer, and yes… I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student. My major is neuroscience. I hope to be an ophthalmologist someday. I love the outdoors. On my free time I train for triathlons. I also love to sing. I lived in Poland for two years as a missionary, where I taught English, provided service, and shared what I believe.

Why I am a Mormon

I cannot deny that my parents had an impact on me. After all they raised me in the faith, but that is not why I'm a Mormon today. I'm a Mormon because I found out for myself. I prayed to know if these things were true. What helped me even more was living the gospel of Jesus Christ. As I did all I could to obey his teachings, I found my life was blessed. I was happier and my life was richer. I knew my purpose in life. I appreciated my family more and all people.

How I live my faith

 I live my faith in simple ways. I go to church every Sunday. I try to read the scriptures every day. I don't drink or do drugs. I look for ways that I can serve people around me and I try to help everyone to reach their full potential.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

 Temples are a place where we can feel the presence of God. In the Old Testament prophets often went up into mountains to pray to God and receive instruction from Him. Temples serve this same purpose for us today. On the side of the Temple is inscribed "The House of the Lord." We truly believe that it is His house, which is why we go to such trouble to keep it a holy place. Temples are built to the highest standards of architecture and are kept immaculately clean. In the temple we perform sacred ordinances such as baptisms for the dead, in which we are baptized on behalf of our deceased ancestors so that they might attain salvation. Temples are also where weddings are performed. We believe that marriages performed in the temple can last forever, not just "until death do we part". After all it wouldn't be heaven without the ones we love. Show more Show less