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Hi I'm Emily

I am an oldest child from small town Nebraska, I am a BYU student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have 3 younger brothers and 2 younger sisters, whom I love, and I enjoy spending time with them and my parents. Some of my favorite times are when we are taking a road trip and are driving down the road singing songs. I am an avid bookworm. Fantasy, mystery, and historical fiction are my favorite genres. I also love music. I have played the piano since I was 6 and the flute since I was 10, and I started learning the violin at about 13. I love listening to religious music, and I also enjoy country songs. I love learning! I started attending Brigham Young University in the fall of 2014, majoring in family life with an emphasis in human development. However, I am now taking a break from school to share my most treasured possession, my testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, with the wonderful people of Honduras! I will serve as a missionary in the Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission from March 2015 to August 2016.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that was active in the church, and I was baptized at age 8. There are many temptations in the world that could keep me away from the church, but I have continued in the faith because I know for myself that this church is true, that my Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ live, and that they love me. I feel great peace knowing that I am doing what I am supposed to, and I know that that peace will no longer be with me if I do not live my faith and do all I can to share the light I have with those around me.

How I live my faith

Ever since I was eleven or twelve, I have been heavily involved in music within the Church. I have chosen the congregational hymns, led the music, played the piano and organ, organized and participated in special musical numbers, and even led the choir. I have also volunteered at nursing homes and the senior center in my home town and helped to organize church activities. As I have gotten a bit older, I have had the opportunity to serve as a visiting teacher, meeting with other women and talking about our lives and the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love attending the temple, and I go there as often as possible. I am now very excited to be able to share my faith full time as a missionary for the Church in Honduras, where I will serve for 18 months!

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Our bodies are a gift from God, and the Word of Wisdom is a law given by Him to help us keep our minds and bodies healthy and strong. It includes eating healthily, exercising regularly, and abstaining from harmful substances such as tobacco, alcohol, coffee and tea, and illegal drugs. Following these practices helps a person live longer and have a more fulfilling life than if they did not do these things. It also allows them to be closer to our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less