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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a Mormon. I'm 16 years old and have been a member all my life. Quilting is my passion and I also like reading.

About Me

Hi! My name is Emily and I am 16 years old. I have been homeschooled all of my life, and I go to Seminary regularly. I plan to attend College next year, when I am almost 17. I hope to get a degree in business, as I enjoy working with people and selling things. It's a lot of fun and can be applied to a lot of things. I am not entirely sure what I want as a career, and so a Business Degree can apply to many different areas. I do not have any siblings, and I have older parents. My Mom was 40 when she had me, and my Dad was 46. Both of my parents are converts to the church, but I am not. I am what is called a life time member. One of the things that I really enjoy is quilting. My grandmother was a quilter, and I inherited her skill at it. While it is not a talent that comes naturally to me, I have a lot of fun doing it. I have been quilting for 3 1/2 years, and have made quite a few quilts. I do my sewing on a treadle sewing machine, and I enjoy using them. I also collected treadle sewing machines, or rather older/vintage machines and I got up to 37 machines at one point. I also enjoy reading. I love fantasy books, and the occasional romance novel. My preference is big fat books that are a lot of fun. I prefer the young adult fantasy novels, but have read others besides. Reading is a talent of mine, and if it's a book I really get into, I can read around 250 pages an hour. Someday I want to be a writer, and I work at writing. That's also a passion of mine :)

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member of His church. I am what is called "born in the covenant." Both of my parents are strong in the gospel, and I have been raised in an strong environment as it relates to the gospel. Everyone comes to a point in their lives when they have to make a choice, and decide if they do have a testimony or not. For some it comes when they decide to be baptized, but for others that are born in the church it can be whenever. Generally it is when you "receive a trial of your faith" to quote the Book of Mormon. For me, it has been something that I took for granted. It was never something I had to work at, really. When I was younger I was only around church members and I did not know how to behave around others not of my faith. That changed when I turned 9, and while it was an adjustment, I learned how to not take it for granted so much. I saw how others did not have the consistency that I enjoyed of going to church every week, and the differences in lifestyles and morals. I had been very sheltered and protected and it was an adjustment for me. The biggest challenge for me is when I messed up. It was a wake up call. Suddenly I wasn't so "perfect and strong in the gospel" and I had to realize things about myself, harsh realities if you will. I had a very patient and loving church leader, though that has helped me through my challenges, and it made me appreciate the gospel a lot more. My Mom has a quote that says P.U.S.H. Pray Until Something Happens. I feel very strongly about that, and I feel it is true. The reason I am a Mormon, is because I know the Church is true. It is a constant in my life and something that I can always count on. It gives me something to fall back on, and guidelines that are helpful. It is also a wonderful blessing for me about eternal families.

How I live my faith

Normally when you turn 18, you receive callings in the church, but I am 16 so I still have a few years yet. I have however served in the youth program, for my age group. There are 3 age groups, the Beehives which are 12-13 and the Mia Maids which are 14-15 and the Laurels which are 16-18 I served as the Beehive secretary and also the Mia Maid President. They were good experiences for me and I learned a lot about leadership. Having callings can be very useful for yourself and others. Being able to help is wonderful.