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Hi I'm Emmaline

Some people call me Sunshine Emmaline. I am the Student Body President at my high school. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born with hyperhydrosis, a condition that causes my hands and feet to sweat uncontrollably--24-7. Many who have this condition close themselves off from others--they are nervous to shake hands, attend dances, play an instrument or get their nails done. Many of the things girls dream about can become uncomfortable or embarrassing for someone suffering with hyperhydrosis. Although this disorder seems minor in comparison to others, it used to take a huge toll on the way I acted; I was extremely self-conscious. I used to think, "why me?" However, one day, through the help of the Lord, I discovered that I was not going to let this trial stop me from being who God created me to be. I know that God does not give us trials we cannot bear. So here I am, today, trying to become who the Lord would have me be-- despite my imperfections. I'm "Sunshine Emmaline", otherwise known as "clammy hands". I am the Student Body President of my high school, I love to sing and to dance, I love oldies music (especially jazz). I jog on occasion, and am currently training to run a half marathon. I was the Homecoming Queen, I love to serve, I have played MANY instruments, I have shaken MANY people's hands, and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born and raised in the church, I have had to have my own understanding of it. I have felt the Lord bear witness to me that this is His true church, and that He loves each and every one of us. I also know that Joseph Smith, in the Sacred Grove, received witness that He should join no church, and that He restored the fulness of this gospel, and the church on the Earth today. Nothing in the world has brought me more happiness than this gospel in my life. I love the principles of the LDS gospel and have felt how they have brought me closer to the Lord and have help me recognize who I am, where I am going, and why I am here. I have a testimony that the Book of Mormon is the Word of God, and that Joseph Smith translated it. I know that we can accomplish anything through the help of the Lord, and have an undeniable faith that this is His true church. I know this because I have felt the spirit testify of it, time and time again, and because of the happiness and strength it brings to me, as well as thousands of others on the earth today. I have developed a divine relationship with our Father in Heaven, and I know that He is there, and that he answers our prayers. I know that Jesus Christ atoned for our sins, and that the atonement IS real. This I bear my solemn witness, and this is why I am a Mormon, in Name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, Amen.

How I live my faith

I am the Laurel Class President in my ward, which means I help teach the young women in my church, particularly ages 16-18. I enjoy getting to know others, and losing myself in the Work of the Lord. I am involved in many different kinds of service, and love helping and uplifting others, and seeing them grow. I try to live life with a smile on my face and a positive attitude, to influence the lives of those around me so that through me, they can come to know our Savior.