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Hi I'm Emilie

I'm a college student, I'm studying to become an addiction counseler for youth. I live for chocolate. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love working with people. I worked at a rehabilitation center for youth who were dealing with addictions and other compulsions, I have got to know and love so many amazing, genuine people there. I have also interned at a battered women's shelter and a preschool for children with behavioral issues which has also been some of the most favorite experiences of my life. My heart has a special place for people searching for something better in their lives. I'm a social work major, I've got my Associates in Social Work but have put school on hold for a bit to serve a mission. I am currently a missionary in the Texas Houston South Mission, and loving it! There is no greater joy then to see how the gospel of Jesus Christ can quench the thirst of those who are searching for the truth!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have found true happiness, joy and peace from my Savior Jesus Christ and His atonement. I know that He knows me personally, my face, my personality, my name. I know that he suffered for my sins, pains and afflictions so that I wouldn't have to pay that price, and so He would know exactly how to succor me as I would go through these hard times.He did this not just for me but for everyone, not just because this was the plan, but because He loves me enough to die for me. Because of His sacrifice, I can live with my Heavenly Father and my family for eternity! I am a Mormon because I have found my purpose on this earth, I'm suppsed to be happy! I'm supposed to bring joy to others! I'm here to help those in need and give to the poor! I find comfort and serenity in knowing that their is life after death. It brings me great joy to know that death is not the end, and that all my family and friends who have passed before me will be waiting for me to join them in the heavens. I am a Mormon because I believe that God loves us enough to give us a living prophet on this earth to guide us and give direction from God. Just like the prophets of old, with the same authority and power, our prophet Thomas S. Monson gives us critical direction to stay safe and endure to the end with our families. I am a Mormon because everytime I share my testimony with someone, the truth grows within my soul and reaffirms to me that this is the one and only true church of Jesus Christ on this earth. I am a child of God, I am a divine daughter of God, I know He loves me, I know he knows me better then I know myself and He has made a plan especially for me.

How I live my faith

I have chosen to serve a mission to build the kingdom of the Lord. I'm serving in the Texas Houston South Mission and am loving it! I love the people and the culture and the spirit I feel as I do this. I chose to serve a mission because I want to do everything I can to invite others unto Christ so that they might feel the same peace, joy and comfort that I have felt. I chose to serve a mission and to dedicate my life to the Lord for a year and half because after all the Lord has blessed me with in this life, this is the least that I can do to build His Kingdom. I live my faith by the way I live. I am far from perfect but I strive to do my best and be an example to all those around me. It's a way of living, not only going to church on Sundays but being a disciple of Christ at all times, to have virtue garnishing my thoughts, for my actions to be that of good works, the way I speak to be an example of the way I respect myself and others, and to be willing to share what I know with everyone I know. I love being a Mormon!

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Authority to perform a baptism is not only important but it is necessary! Jesus Christ is our ultimate example of how we should live our lives, constantly serving others and doing His Father's will. We remember that He didn't chose just anyone to baptize him, but he asked John the Baptist, who was the only one at that time who held the authority to baptize. We know that Jesus Christ had the authority of God or what is called the priesthood, and He gave that authority to his apostles. After the death of Jesus Christ and soon after the death of His apostles, the authority of that saving ordinance was lost from the earth. But God loves us and so He called another prophet in these Latter Days named Jospeh Smith, who was given the authority to baptize and to organize the church through Heavenly Messengers who held this authority anciently, including John the Baptist, Peter, James and John. I know this is true, but don't just take my word for it, pray about it! Show more Show less