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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a Mormon. I've traveled the world thanks to my mom and I have three amazing children and one incredible husband.

About Me

I grew up in a single parent home after my dad passed away from cancer when I was two years old. My mom was an amazing caregiver. She taught me everything I know. She showed me the world and encouraged me to live life to the fullest. I graduated with a degree in Social Work from Utah State University (Go Aggies!) with a minor in Spanish. I began my masters program at the University in Denver three days later. I am a licensed clinical social worker by title and a mom by profession! I married my best friend in 2002 and we have settled here in Colorado with our three beautiful children. I work really hard to show them the world as well through various activities and travels. We have a good life, not free from challenges, but a good life. I'm truly blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always been a member of the church, I was raised in it. I'm grateful for the gospel's teachings. I gained my own testimony when I was fortunate enough to travel with BYU to Israel for a semester abroad. As I walked where Jesus walked and learned of his gospel and his life, my testimony of Him and His church grew. As I learned about his sacrifice in the Garden of Gethsemane and is willingness to take upon him my sins, in order that I might have a chance to live with Him again someday, my testimony became solid. I no longer relied on the testimonies of others. I'm grateful for Jesus Christ, for his life and for his example. I'm grateful for His death because I know that our family will be able to be reunited in the after life. I also have a testimony of eternal families. I know that I will never be without my sweet husband and amazing children because we have been sealed/married in the Temple of the Lord for time and all eternity. We will be together forever. My marriage is forever. I'm grateful for that knowledge because it makes me be a better wife to my husband. I sincerely don't know where I would be or who I would be without the knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon, and I'm grateful for all that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has to offer me.

How I live my faith

Our family attends a three hour block of church each and every Sunday. My children are taught by adults who love the gospel, in turn, they are gaining small testimonies of their own. I am a Sunday School Teacher for the 16-18 year old youth each Sunday. Each week I prepare a lesson from the New Testament as we strive together to gain knowledge of the principles that will help us be better individuals each and every day. I challenge my youth each week to do something that will make them better and help them gain a close relationship with their Savior. I am also a visiting teacher. I'm assigned two ladies to visit on a monthly basis. I have a companion and the two of us visit each sister to check in on them and provide them with a spiritual thought. It's a great opportunity to make friends and to share your testimony with others. There are a few couples that attend the Temple together on a monthly basis. We enjoy this time together as we serve the Lord and strive to bring others unto Christ. It is a wonderful blessing.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Emily
Joseph Smith was the first prophet in this dispensation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He was selected to bring forth the gospel after it had been missing on the earth for many years. He translated the plates into what is now know as the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. He was a prophet just like Moses and Isaiah in biblical times. He gave his life for what he believe in. He was an amazing man. Show more Show less