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Hi I'm Emma Lucy

I love words, music, and the outdoors. I'm a future teacher, a would-be fencer, and a real life Mormon.

About Me

I'm a university student studying Special Education and editing, but currently taking a break to serve a full-time mission to preach the gospel in Russia and Kazakhstan. I first developed an interest in Special Education when I volunteered with a nine-year-old autistic girl while I was in high school. The struggle and fulfillment I experienced through working with her helped me to understand the divine potential in each of God's children, and in my work as a missionary and a special educator alike, I hope to give those who are struggling the motivation to become the people I know they have the potential to be. I love being outside; I find God in crevices of cliff faces and along meanders of rivers. Many times, it is through His beautiful creations that I feel His love. I love to go new places, try new things, and have new experiences, especially with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Our church group when I was baptized at age 8 was comprised of my family and a couple of Americans peacekeepers who lived on the military base several miles away from the center of Sarajevo, Bosnia. Though I found great beauty in the Muslim religion around me, I knew that it was the gospel my family shared that held us together. As I've gotten older, I've spent quite a bit of time studying the tenets of other religions alongside those of the church I was raised in. Though I find much to admire in many religions, only The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can answer all my questions. Its simple, pure doctrines give me a sense of my place in the universe and in eternity, and the comfort of its teachings has helped me overcome my own devastating failures. I know that the true gospel of God works and is a powerful system of strength and support no matter where we are, because it strengthened me everywhere I've been, whether or not the organized church was there.

How I live my faith

Every night before bed I keep what I call my "tender mercies journal," in which I record the little, everyday miracles of my life. Identifying the Lord's loving hand in my life every single day helps me focus my life on Him. Living my faith is most importantly made up of small, daily attitudes and choices: choosing to pray, to read the scriptures, to be happy, to express love through some small act of service, to put family first, to seek, as we say, "anything that is virtuous, lovely, or of good report, or praiseworthy." These choices are how I choose to represent myself, my church, and my God.