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Hi I'm Emilie

I am a scientist, I love to say "nifty" and "stellar," and laughing is a hobby of mine. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a geology student. I love to be outside enjoying the beauty of nature our Heavenly Father created for us. I have had the wonderful opportunity to enjoy multiple states as my dad's job has taken us to California (all over it), Alaska, Hawaii, and Texas and I went to school in Utah. I have been learning to live with two herniated discs, but I know the Lord has a plan and will help me get through it. I served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Anaheim, California. I even learned Spanish!

Why I am a Mormon

Honestly, I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and my parents raised me to follow their beliefs. However, when I was about 14 I found myself unable to ride on their faith anymore and had to decide for myself if I believed what I had been taught my whole life. I wanted to know if God was real, and if He could possibly care about one teenager like me someone who didn't cause trouble, didn't stand out, but rather just kind of sat in the background as the "good girl". I was always taught that if I wanted an answer, all I had to do was pray, then I would feel the Holy Ghost testify to me what I wanted to know. So I found a quiet spot one day and offered a simple prayer to know if God was there. I didn't feel anything. That startled me, and I thought about it the whole week. By the end of the week I realized that I really wanted to know and that it bugged me that I hadn't felt anything. Without that confirmation, everything I knew was a lie. So I decided to read in the Book of Mormon. In 2 Nephi 2:14 the middle of the verse says, "there is a God." When I read that, the Spirit then testified to me that He does exist and that the Book of Mormon is true. So, I know God knows us, cares about us, and answers prayers. Now I get to share that testimony with many other people for the rest of my life.

How I live my faith

I served a mission for about a year and a half. There is nothing more that I would rather do with my life than share the gospel and serve others. I always wanted to serve a mission since I gained my testimony of God's existence and the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Right now I get to help in my ward as a leader in the Relief Society. I try to serve someone every day and be a friend to everyone.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Emilie
The missionaries talk to people about Jesus Christ and His Atonement. That is the focus of everything the missionaries do. They use the Savior's Atonement to explain how and why the Church was restored, the Plan of Salvation, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the Commandments that we have been asked to follow (as received through revelation from the Lord). Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Emilie
Before this life we lived with God and wanted to become like Him. However, we didn't have the necessary experience needed to accomplish that. So God created Earth for us so that we could receive bodies and experience. The only way we could obtain experience is if we have the chance to make our own decisions. Our Heavenly Father decided this would be best accomplished if we didn't remember anything about our life with Him. So we have forgotten everything about that life, but given the tools necessary to make our own choices and return to Him. In order to return to Him, we need to be clean of all sins. The problem with that is that because we have our own agency, the ability to make moral decisions, we are all going to mess up, or sin. That makes us dirty. Jesus Christ offered to provide a way for us to be forgiven of our sins by suffering for them in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross. By doing this as the only perfect person to ever live, we can use His sacrifice to become clean. To use the sacrifice, we must sincerely repent by (1) confessing our sins to God and anyone harmed by the sins, (2) ask forgiveness from God and those people, (3) repair the damage, if possible, (4) forsake the sins, (5) strive to keep the commandments of God. I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and that we can be clean from our sins because of His sacrifice. I am grateful that He offered to provide the way for us to be eternally happy with God and our families. He lives! Show more Show less