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Hi I'm Emily

I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a singer. I am a turtle lover. I am a Missionary. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second oldest of six kids, and I am the only girl. I love my family! I grew up with my dad being in the Military, so I've had the awesome opportunity to live in 4 different states-Idaho, California, Oklahoma, and Washington (where I live now). I enjoy hiking and kayaking and running. I love singing- I'm always singing something or singing along to something! I enjoy dancing and making people laugh. Pictures or it didn't happen!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of THE Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, because I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true and I know that the Atonement is real. I grew up in a home where I was taught the Gospel. I always heard about stellar conversion stories, like Joseph Smith's. A vision?! I wanted that. So twice, once in Middle School and once in High School, I set out to have that great experience. I went to a place I had previously designed to go...my bedroom I think! And I read my Scriptures and prayed and prayed and prayed. Well I didn't have that miraculous vision I had hoped for. Instead, what I got was an overwhelming feeling of peace. That and the spirit putting this thought into my head, "You don't need that. You know. You've always known." I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. I know that Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon and that he was a Prophet called of God. I know that the Book of Mormon is the truest book on the earth and I know that it can bring us joy. I know that families can be together forever, even after this life. I know that there is a special plan of happiness for each and every single person. I know that the power of the Atonement is real, and when we use it with a broken heart and contrite spirit, with real intent, we can have joy and peace. I know that Christ has felt every pain and heartache and sorrow that I've felt. I know he and my Father in Heaven are always there for me and I know that the power of prayer is real. I know that we are all children of God and that he loves us. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen

How I live my faith

I LOVE sharing the gospel with people! I love talking about the church to everyone I meet and I love going out with the sister missionaries. I am also a ward missionary. Which means I get to help a lot with members of the church who have fallen away and become less active and it is just the most fantastic thing ever. I am also part of the activities committee and so I get to help plan activities that are fun for everyone! I am a firm believer of living what you believe. Wearing your heart on your sleeve. Serving others brings so much joy to me, and I know it puts a big fat smile on our Heavenly Fathers face!