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Hi I'm Emma Marie

I'm am a wife. I'm a college student. I'm a photographer. I'm not a quitter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Have you ever woken up in the morning without your contacts in or your glasses on and the whole world is fuzzy? This is how I feel without a camera in my hands. My camera allows me to see the minute details of every day with a different perspective. That paradigm shift that occurs help me to explore the different countries I have traveled too (Egypt, Israel, Italy, China, Panama, Belize, Canada, Monoco, France, Greece, Guatemala and all over the United States). The perspective also helps me to love and relate to every person I come to get to know. And as when I put my contacts in, like when my camera is in my hands, the whole world opens up to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the hope it has brought to my life in the darkest of times. I lost my dad when I was twelve years old. It was impossible to imagine never seeing him again, and the heartache that brought was simply overwhelming at times to the point where I simply did not want to get out of bed in the morning. Though I have been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (The Mormon Church), I really had to decide if I believe in it or not. After spending a lot of time on my knees praying, reading the scriptures both The Bible and The Book of Mormon (another testament of Jesus Christ) until I received a testimony of my own about the truthfulness of this gospel. As LDS members we believe that there is life after death, and that we have the opportunity to be with our families forever. It was not an illustrious event but the small peaceful moments that helped me to know there was a God, He lives and that there will be more after this life we have to look forward too.

How I live my faith

I live my faith, each day by trying to love others as my Savior, Jesus Christ, did. My faith is my foundation of each of my actions. I try to be the very best I can each day, and find joy in continuing to try again during my tomorrows. I try to put God first in my life, knowing that the rest will work out. I made the choice to serve as a full-time missionary despite having a young-man who wanted to married me. A full-time missionary is a person who chooses to give up 18 months (young women) or 24 months (young men) of their life to go where they are called by a prophet, a man who is chosen by and receives revelation from God. I am grateful for the opportunity to share the joy I have found that this gospel brings to my life. I followed God's plan and was blessed to marry that wonderful man, and was able to help others strengthen their faith by following His plan with His timing.