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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a musician. I'm a entrepreneur. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated from college and now have my first teaching job teaching elementary music! Music has been a huge part of my life since the beginning, so I have been able to sing and learn to play the violin, as well as learn many other instruments during my time in college. Along with music, swimming has also been a big part of my life, whether in the form of swimming on a team or teaching swimming lessons. When I have a few minutes to spare, I like to read, run, be with my husband, my family and friends, or EAT! So many times during all of these activities, I have had the opportunity to share my personal beliefs, which are part of who I am and how I live, with those around me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were faithful members and were sure to teach me all the things the gospel teaches. They took me to church, we talked about and lived our beliefs everywhere else as well, and at eight, I was given the choice to be baptized. Even at a young age, I had already developed basic beliefs (the main tenants of the church) and was ready to make a commitment to live the way I knew my Heavenly Father wanted me to live. Thankfully, I have received many blessings, those that are available to everyone and some specific to my needs, that have helped me continue on the path to being a worthy member of the church.

How I live my faith

For me, LIVING my faith is more than just going to church on Sunday and following the basic commandments that are laid out in the Bible. It means bringing my beliefs into the way I act, speak, and think. It also means being kind to those around me and being an example, much like Jesus Christ was for us. Participating at church is a great way for me to show my devotion to and appreciation for the Gospel that our Heavenly Father has provided for us. At church, each member has a "calling" that they are asked to perform. Whether it is to be a teacher of one of the children's classes (or the adult's, for that matter) or to be in charge of organizing the activities at the church during the week, everyone person contributes. Currently, I and moving between two congregations (which we call "wards") so I do not have a calling...but I will soon!! I also get to be partnered up with another woman from our ward and we are giving the names of a few other women to visit outside of church. This helps us all keep in touch with each other and make sure that EVERYONE'S needs are being met to the fullest.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

No, the church itself does not endorse any party or individual politician. However, the church does strongly urge its members to be full participants in politics and elections. One of our beliefs is that this country in particular was founded by men who were, in fact, guided by our Heavenly Father to form a country in which we could have freedoms such as religion, among many others. We also know that, as citizens, we have the responsibility to keep our country headed in the direction we believe the Lord would have it go. Therefore, every member is reminded to prayerfully consider which candidate they believe will do this the best and then to give their input via a vote. Show more Show less