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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a country lovin California girl serving a mission in North Carolina; I have a passion for doing hair and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Emily and I love being Mormon! I am serving a mission for the church in Raleigh North Carolina and hope to spread the gospel and truth to a lot of people. I have a love for serving. I recently graduated cosmetology school and find much joy in making other people feel beautiful. I love children and can't wait for the day I get to be a wife and a mother. I love spending time with friends and family. I love to laugh and enjoy a good competitive game.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I love the knowledge that the church gives me! I love knowing I have a purpose here on this earth and knowing where I came from and where I am going after I die. I love the friendships I gain through the church and the immediate feeling of love when I walk into a church building. I am a mormon because I know that this is the true church. I know the words written in the Book of Mormon are true and they were given to us by our loving Heavenly Father. I know that by living this gospel righteously I can receive blessings each day. I love the comfort this church gives to me in my life. I love having the Holy Ghost as a constant companion to help me make righteous choices so that I can live with Heavenly Father again someday. I am a mormon because I want to be a mormon, I want to be a follower of Jesus Christ, and live my life the way He would want me to live it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following all the commandments that God has given us. I try to be a good example to all those around me. I want others to see the light of Christ when they are around me.

Are Mormons Christians?

Emily
Gordon B. Hinckley, prior President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1995-2008), said: “We are Christians in a very real sense and that is coming to be more and more widely recognized. Once upon a time people everywhere said we are not Christians. They have come to recognize that we are, and that we have a very vital and dynamic religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. We, of course, accept Jesus Christ as our Leader, our King, our Savior...the dominant figure in the history of the world, the only perfect Man who ever walked the earth, the living Son of the living God. He is our Savior and our Redeemer through whose atoning sacrifice has come the opportunity of eternal life. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pray and worship in the name of Jesus Christ. He is the center of our faith and the head of our Church. The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ and witnesses of His divinity, His life, and His Atonement.” As our prophet said, yes, Mormons are Christians. Our church is called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for a reason. I know that Jesus Christ is my savior and redeemer and I know that he died on the cross for me and for you. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Emily
One of the things I love most about being a mormon is knowing I have a purpose here on earth. We believe in the plan of salvation, a plan that shows us where we came from and where we are going after this earthly state. The purpose of life is to be tested by our loving Heavenly Father to know if we are worthy to live with him eternally after we die. When we are born we gain a body which is another purpose of this life, we need to have a body so we can become more like God and so we can be resurrected. While on this earth we are each tested in our own ways. We go through trials so that we can exercise our agency and learn to choose between good and evil. If we live our life in a way that is pleasing to our Heavenly Father then we will be able to live with him again. Show more Show less