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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an average girl and seemingly average in this world, however I am not average to my Heavenly Father. I know I am a daughter of God. I am blessed to be from a wonderful community filled with John Deere tractors, horses, potatoes and a place where the gospel is strong. I sing, dance, act, play piano and guitar and traveling is my passion...along with Cary Grant movies. I also love Jazz music and any of the standards. I have recently been attending college, where I have been studying Spanish and majoring in International Studies- History. I am currently serving in the Albuquerque, New Mexico mission as a Spanish-speaking sister missionary and I love sharing this gospel and its truths! But above all, wherever I am in the world I love my Savior and his much needed spoken word.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because there is no other way to be completely happy unless you are living the gospel. I have learned this through the tribulations that have come my way and through the wonderful moments I have had in attending the temple. I know without a doubt, that these are the last days and that I have a mission to accomplish within them. I intend on doing everything I can to gather in Israel and to bring as many lost lambs back to our brother, our shepherd and our Lord. I am a Mormon because even though I have been brought up in the church, I have truly gained my own individual testimony and I know that in order to gain your own testimony, you must have your own personal conviction. I am a Mormon because I know the Book of Mormon is another testimony of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because I have felt peace in my soul as I have learned of the Savior's life. I am a Mormon because of my ancestors who came across the plains in order to be able to worship freely. And I am a Mormon, because I believe in having a family forever. 

How I live my faith

I have been blessed to serve the Lord by serving on the Youth Stake Commitee for all the youth in my stake center, the Seminary Council for those at my high school who took Seminary as a class during school and on the Young Ambassadors Idaho Traveling Dance Team which has participated in festivals round the world, along with giving me opportunities to share the gospel with the new friends I have made from other countries. I pay 10 percent of my earnings to the Lord because I choose to, and because of this decision...I have never gone without means. When I live my faith, the Lord pays back generously and by giving a crust, the Lord in return, gives me a loaf. I live my faith everyday by reading my scriptures and saying my morning and night prayers along with having regular family scripture study and prayer time. Along with this, I always keep a prayer in my heart to help me through my day to day trials. On the way to school or errands, I play church music in my car. I attend the temple as much as possible, even if it means getting up at 3 am. Putting aside all of these physical activities, I am able to live my faith because of the personal relationship I have with a loving Father in Heaven. I am so blessed...and where much is given, much is required. 

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Emily
Never. We believe that everyone is a daughter or son of Heavenly Father and that it is the responsiblity of those who are able, to help those who are un-able. I speak on behalf of many Mormons when I say that we delight in being of service because it makes us feel good too. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Emily
-There are no restrictions pertaining to physical features or characteristics on who can join. Everyone on this earth is a child of God and anyone who truly has a desire, an open heart, and a testimony of the gospel can join. Any worthy male can acquire the priesthood as well. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Emily
We have 12 Apostles because that is what Christ taught. He was our prime example in all things and the greatest teacher. We would not stop living his ways, simply because it was done a long time ago. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Emily
A great man. We do not worship him but we love him very much and honor the work that he has done for us. He was only a boy of 14 when God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him, in which they told him that none of the churches on the earth at that time, were true. Through revelation and heavenly counsel, Joseph was able to restore the true church and the priesthood on the earth. Because of this, we now have temples where we make sacred covenants with the Lord, do work for our ancestors past and are able to be sealed to our families forever. He also translated the Book of Mormon into English, which has now been translated into many other languages today. Without this book, I know my life would be so much more different and much harder to joyously live and would be instead, more like enduring. Praise to the Man.  Show more Show less