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Hi I'm Emma.

I have lived in Canada my whole life. I am a wife, a mother, a middle school teacher and I am a Mormon.

About Me

Hey. I am a recent university graduate with degrees in kinesiology and education. I am currently a middle school Mathematics, Science and Foods teacher, although my dream job is to be a Physical Education teacher. I love sports. My absolute favourite to not only watch but to play is rugby. I played all through high school and it is how I met my husband who later joined the church. I have coached high school girls' rugby for three years and I love it. When I was eight my mom was diagnosed with a disease called ALS. It is a form of motor neuron disease caused by the degeneration of neurons located in the ventral horn of the spinal cord and the cortical neurons that provide their efferent input. She passed away six years later, but through the six years of the disease she became unable to walk, do anything on her own, speak or even breath. It truly tore me to pieces and the only thing that kept me going was knowing that I have a loving Heavenly Father who knows me so well and will only give me challenges and hardships that I am able to overcome. Also, the scriptures worked wonders on my aching soul. Not only the scriptures but the speaker John Bytheway. I listened to his CDs all day, everyday. My favourite is his talk entitled: 5 scriptures that will get you through almost anything. 1.) 1 Nephi 11:17 2.) Moses 7:26-33 3.) Alma 14:9-13 4.) Alma 7:11-12 5.) Doctrine and Covenants 101:32-36 Note: Jesus and Heavenly Father WILL get us through EVERYTHING.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but that is not why I remain an active member of the church. I have known from a young age that this is the true church of God. Everything fits so perfectly and I just always had a feeling that I knew what I was doing was a good thing. I remember the first time I had an actual confirmation that The Book of Mormon is a true book. I had been reading it my whole life but I do not recall me ever saying that it was true. (At least not out loud.) One day, while I was praying at the end of my day (sometimes I like to speak out loud while I am praying) I said, "I know The Book of Mormon is truly and is in fact another testament of Jesus Christ." As soon as I said these words, my entire body was filled with warmth and I began to cry as the Holy Ghost bore testimony to me that what I was saying is correct. Ever since then I have never looked back. The Book of Mormon is the greatest physical gift that I have ever received. I love it and I KNOW that it is true. I know this because I prayed to God and asked. He confirmed to me through the Holy Ghost that it is indeed true. I know that if you let it, this book can change your life for the better, like it has changed mine. I know that I am a daughter of God and everyone else in this world is either a son or daughter of God as well. He loves you more than you know. He laughs with us, He cries with us. Jesus Christ died for us. Not only for our sins, but for every pain we have ever felt. Whether that be physical pain, emotional pain or pain from sin. He has physically felt it all. We should turn to Him in our times of need and He WILL help us. Heavenly Father wants us to be truly happy. This can be achieved by living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know this to be true and I will never deny that this church is the true and living gospel. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet, that he did translate the Book of Mormon. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the prophet today

How I live my faith

I participate in my community through volunteering. I volunteer every year with a city wide food drive. Our city actually has a world record for the most food collected for a food bank in one day. It is pretty incredible doing little things to help someone in need. In the church I am a visiting teacher. This means that I go to specific women in my church and visit with them and sometimes give them a lesson. It is really enjoyable. It can be very hard trying to make three schedules work (I go with another girl to teach), however, I always feel so spiritually uplifted when in fact I do get my visiting teaching done. I love it very much.