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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a poet. I'm a competitive rower. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I'm studying Exercise Science in college 3,000 miles from my home in New Hampshire. I love writing--particularly poetry--and am fascinated by the human body. I have been a competitive rower for about 8 years and have raced all over the east coast and Canada it is my passion. Border line obsession perhaps. I love the color orange! I am one of 5 children from wonderfully loving parents. I love travelling. 

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because I know that Jesus is the Christ and this is His church on the Earth. I was born into the church, my parents were already members, but I really came to know for myself that this church was true my senior year in high school. I was given the foundations and I decided that I really wanted to build on those. Was this true? I prayed to know, and I read the Book of Mormon cover to cover for the first time...and I felt an overwhelming peace that I had never felt before--I was moved to tears by the absolute assurance that the Book of Mormon was true doctrine, that Joseph Smith translated it by the power of God, that Christ lives and leads this church. Most importantly, I came to know my Savior, and I finally understood His sacrifice for all mankind and what that meant for me personally. My family can be forever, I can return to live with my Father in Heaven, there is HOPE in this world and JOY to be had. I am a Mormon because in a world of sorrow and uncertainty, THIS gosple, THIS church is certain and unchanging. It is joyous and sweet. It makes every day worth celebrating and working even harder.

How I live my faith

 Example. That is the biggest way I live my faith. I try my hardest to "practice what I preach". My language and dress and how I treat my family and others. I try to act as Jesus would. I grew up in an area with few members of the church, and it was often very difficult to stay strong. Everyone watches you when you are a Mormon. They know you are different. Making my life centered around Christ made me able to live a life that would show my faith to those watching. I did lots of sports and I always tried to dress modestly and keep my language clean and play fair. I volunteered in my town and surrounding towns as a mentor, visitor, child care giver, and more. "Service" spells "Love" and that is how I share my faith. I am the Nursery leader in my branch, so I work with children 18 months to 3 years old. I am their first experience with organized religion outside of their homes. I teach them in ways that they will understand and begin to learn of Jesus Christ, Gods plan for us, and the scriptures. I am setting a foundation for them to build on as they grow up in this church. Example. That is how I live my faith.