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Hi I'm Emily

Hi! I'm Emily. I'm a wife, a mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! My name is Emily. I'm a former social worker and current stay-at-home mom to one daughter. I love traveling, photography, sports and anything outdoors. And I LOVE my church!

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't grow up going to church, but during my teenage years felt a strong desire to know the truth about God. I began "trying out" churches, attending traditional and contemporary services, non-denominational groups, Catholic mass, and finally landed in a Lutheran congregation, where I had a good friend and felt connected to my Swedish roots. I really enjoyed attending church there, but never felt completely at home. When I learned about the church, and especially the story of Joseph Smith and the Restoration, my heart was touched. I identified so much with his journey to find out what church was right. I still remember the first time I attended a service at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I felt the spirit, and I felt comfortable. I continued to feel the spirit as I read the Book of Mormon, and prayed to know if the gospel was true. One day, as the decision of whether I should be baptized was weighing heavily on me, I read the words of Moroni 7. I felt an overwhelming feeling of joy, and felt the spirit confirm to me that I was exactly where I needed to be! After several months of learning and sincere prayer, I made the decision to be baptized. I was baptized on July 22, 2006. The most important reason behind why I am a Mormon is my testimony of Jesus Christ. He is my savior, redeemer, and friend, and I have a strong testimony that He leads the church today. I love this gospel, and I know it is true!

How I live my faith

I try hard to live my faith and to be a disciple of Christ in everything that I do. I'm far from perfect but I try to live intentionally and make good choices. Living my faith means having the integrity to act honestly and kindly regardless of who is or isn't watching. Something that has helped me in my faith and while working as a social worker, where you can see people in a lot of dark situations, is to remember that each and every person that I meet is a child of God. Keeping this perspective helps me to be more compassionate and patient. I feel that I have been very blessed to learn about truths of the gospel. Knowing where I came from, the purpose of this life, and where I am headed in an eternal sense brings great joy and comfort to my life. I hope to be able to share that knowledge with others throughout my entire life.

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

None of us are perfect. We all fall short of the glory of God. Because of the amazing love that our Heavenly Father has for us, he provided us with a savior. Jesus Christ came to this world to teach us, and to be our perfect example. He suffered the consequences of our sins when he performed the Atonement in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross, so that as we believe in him and repent, we can be forgiven and made clean in the eyes of God. Show more Show less