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Hi I'm Emily.

I'm a wife, mother of four, musician, and teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My days are largely spent caring for my family. I enjoy baking and can whip up a mean chocolate chip cookie. I coach my youngest daughter's soccer team. I volunteer in my children's school, particularly in the art department. I teach private piano lessons to my children, my relatives, and several children in my neighborhood. I accompany the choir at my church and my daughters' school orchestras.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in Arizona, where the Mormon community is strong. After traveling to other parts of the country for my husband's education, we chose to move back to Arizona to raise our own children. We wanted them to experience the same close-knit Mormon community that we enjoyed as children. I was taught the principles of the Mormon faith from a very young age. I will forever be grateful to my parents for instilling these things in me. As some point, however, I needed to develop a testimony of my own. Through daily prayer and scripture study, I came to know for myself that the Mormon Church is true. My conviction is so strong that I have never wavered. I know that my Father in Heaven is watching over me. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I know that Joseph Smith saw them both in vision and restored the true gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. I know that we continue to be guided my a living prophet today. I know that the Church is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day. I teach my children from the scriptures, both the Bible and the Book of Mormon, each evening before bed. We pray together and individually, morning and night. I teach my children to have strong values and to be leaders of virtue and truth in our community. In my congregation, I teach the 12- and 13-year-old youth group. We gather each Sabbath to discuss the teachings of the Savior and His apostles found in the New Testament.