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Hi I'm Emma

I'm a South African and an American. I'm a hairstylist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in South Africa, live in Denver and am currently serving in the Indiana Indianapolis Mission. I'm a hairstylist who loves making people feel beautiful. I love being with my friends, especially Free Wednesday night BINGO. I have fun going to movies, eating great food and trying new things. I've gone bungee jumping at Victoria Falls, volunteered with orphans in Zambia, and had even mingled with a couple of celebrities in my work. But, my favourite memories come from laying on the grass in the evenings with my family. We just talk and laugh and play games. My neices and nephews treat my dad like their personal jungle gym. It's the best!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in The Church. I trusted and believed the things that my parents taught me. Throughout my life I've had points where I had to figure out if this is really what I believe. The answers to my prayers rarely came while I was saying them. But over my life small and simple things confirmed to me that I have a Heavenly Father who knows who I am and loves me. And a Saviour, Jesus Christ, who knows every heartache and sorrow I have, and loves me enough to help me to get through them. I'm a Mormon because the gospel brings more peace into my life than anything else...and it's true!

How I live my faith

On Sundays I have been able to serve by teaching the Adult Sunday School class, the Women's class and even directed the music before (that was fun). I volunteered with orphans in Zambia for a few weeks. I work a lot, so a lot of how I live my faith is by trying to help people around me in the places that I'm in and standing up for the things that I believe and stand as a witness of Christ. Right now my professional life is on hold though, as I am serving as a missionary and I live my faith all day every day as I try to share the Gospel with anyone who wants to learn about it :)

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

How do you get to know anybody? You talk to them. You find out things about them. You spend enough time with them that you can know who they are. It's the same with God. As we talk to Heavenly Father we can build trust. Find out things about Him, what makes Him happy. You can find those out by reading scriptures and doing the things that make Him happy, I guarantee those things will make you happy too! Just like with friends, we have to spend enough time with them to get to know them, going to church, where you know He is and praying are good ways. Show more Show less