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Hi I'm Emily

I am a servant of Jesus Christ, a hoper of far-flung hopes and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest born out of six children, my twin brother being number five out of six. We have in our family, three boys and three girls. I like to read fantasy, science fiction and distopia novels. I also write stories myself. So far, I am close to having a novel done after two years of work. I'll sit down anytime to watch a Disney movie with my sisters, to which we love to sing along. I've been in choir for ten years. I love to draw comics based off my favorite TV shows and books. I also love to play video games based off the same things. I love how they allow me to spend time with my siblings, as we race and fight each other in various games. I am a Sophomore in college, going for an English degree to maybe someday become a high school librarian. I've traveled all over the country with my family, and work for a boyscout camp in the summers as the assistant dining hall director. I have many animals at my home, although the only one I ever pay attention to is the cat. I have found that I love dancing, especially swing, folk and the occasional ballet. I enjoy to crochet. While I admit that I am an introverted person sometimes, that doesn't stop me from spending time with the people I love. I have a firm testimony that I can be happy. I believe that we were designed to be happy. This summer, I am leaving on an eighteen month long mission to Santa Rosa, California to teach the gospel to others so they may also be happy with their families for eternity.

Why I am a Mormon

I may have been born into the church, but I have had to be converted to the gospel, just like everyone else. Faith is not necessarily something in your genes or blood-- it is something that must be carefully cultivated over time. I find that I can have true joy by standing by the commandments which God has given, because they keep me safe in time of need and time of plenty. I am comforted to know that I have a family anywhere I go through the church. I am not able to see my family all of the time. However, I have found a strong family with my branch of the church here in Kennesaw. Many of them are going through some of the same things I am, and we are able to help each other as we grow in the gospel. Without them, my life would be so much lonelier.I also love that I am a member of this church because it gives me comfort to know that I do have a purpose in my life, and that there is more to this earthly experience than just to live and then die. Because of it, I am given a cheerfulness that has helped me in my everyday life, and uplifted my spirit when I have had sorrow and trials that seemed like they would overtake me.

How I live my faith

I have always tried to do what is asked of me to the best of my abilities- whether I liked it or not. I went to an early morning church class every day of my high school career, and continue to take church classes outside of church on Sundays. I serve where I can, and always try to give blood when there is a drive. Whether I'm alone or with my friends, I always look for ways I can serve and help others, as I know our heavenly father would have me do. I also try my best to be happy everyday, and find something to be grateful for. This whole planet is chalk full of things to admire, love and show gratitude for. I find that even in the darkest situations, so long as I am remembering all that I have to be grateful for, being happy comes as second nature. Using my talents, such as singing and dancing also gives me joy, as I know I am putting to use the tools which God has given me. I may not be the most impressive thing in the world, but I know that I can touch the lives of others, just by living up to my potential. By doing my best, I am pushed past what I think my potential is, and to where God knows where I can be.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

There is no one person who wrote the Book of Mormon. Instead, it is a compliation of many different prophets that lived and died on the American continent. The first writer was Nephi, who started to keep a record after his father, Lehi, in 600 BC. He tells of how he was inspired by God to make a ship and sail to the promised land the American continent. As the book is handed down and authors change, just like the Bible, stories testifying of Christ are written down. Show more Show less