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Hi I'm Emily

I was born and raised in the Philippines, living in New Zealand. I am from a family of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

I am single mother of a very beautiful boy. I work as a developer in a rewards company. Both my career and motherhood are very fulfilling.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and sometimes it's hard to grow up in a borrowed light. My parents would always bring us to church and when I was a child I remember complaining about the long and difficult walks we had to do to get to the chapel. Nevertheless, because I always wanted to learn and I found it really enjoyable attending the meetings and all the church activities, I would still do. When I turned 14, as I was carefully studying the scriptures as I usually do, something testified to me in my ear, my heart, and my mind. It was as if God was telling me directly the verses as I read them. I felt the Holy Ghost, testifying to me that everything that I was studying is true. I started to cry. I could never imagined that God would have the time to communicate to a very plain 14 year old girl like me. Since then, my life changed. That might have sounded a cliche and what would a 14 year old girl have been doing in her life that needed changed? Relatively, nothing. But I knew that I had to change. I felt like I didn't have a "disposition to do evil" anymore but to "do good continually." I thought that I should not fight with my 4 siblings anymore and that I should learn to appreciate and love my parents even more. That was 13 years ago. My life has been a roller coaster ride, and it still is, but that experience strengthened my faith and has made me face all the challenges that I had with courage and hope that if we strive to be followers of Jesus Christ, after all we can do, it will be well with us at the last day.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying as hard as I can to set an example to my family, friends and co-workers. I am not perfect but through going to church every Sunday, I learn a lot of things that help improve me line upon line, precept upon precept. I share what I believe whenever I have a good opportunity. I just got called as a music director of our ward's women's organization and I'm loving the experience so far.