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Hi I'm Emily

I'm full of energy. I'm in the love with the rain. I'm all about laughing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My life is full of adventures! I love to sing, ask questions, play tennis, bike ride, eat, laugh, play games, and talk. My biggest regret in life has been when I didn't live life to the fullest. There have been events in my life that have given me an opportunity to take a second look and adjust accordingly because you never know what will happen. I have learned that Heavenly Father has a purpose for everything, and when we trust in Him, we can feel at peace. I am a daughter of two very special people. I have been blessed with an opportunity to have step parents added to the family tree, and I couldn't be happier about it! My sister graduated from college and is now happily living in an apartment somewhat close to home. I am currently attending Brigham Young University and am loving it!! Gospel principles are applied everyday in class, even if it's mathematics. I work at KFC/A&W to pay for my schooling. I have worked there for over two years--it's a blast! I love to dress comfy, so I wear a lot of old grandma sweaters. My favorite food is stuffing. All of these things make me happy, but the biggest contributor has been the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I've seen my life without it, and there is not a single part of me that would ever want to go back. I had no idea that a person could experience so much joy in their life until I was introduced to the gospel! I wouldn't trade my life for the world, literally... I love it!

Why I am a Mormon

My baptism day was the best day of my life--it would be a birthday I would never forget! I had waited for four years and it was worth every second. When I was 14 years old, a dear friend invited me to attend an LDS church service. After going just once, I knew that it was something different and I wanted to know more. I soon realized that all of the things that had been missing in my life, were found. I was baptized Catholic when I was a baby, but lost my faith in God throughout my childhood years. Going to church helped me to remember who my Father in Heaven was, and of His unconditional love for ALL of His children. I began to re-establish a relationship with Him and communicated with Him often. I prayed to know whether the things I was learning in church were true, whether the Book of Mormon was true, and whether I really did have a Savior who lived and loved me. I came to know that I was, indeed, learning about His gospel, His church. I came to know the Book of Mormon and the truthfulness that it holds. Not a day goes by, that I don't take the time out of my day and read from its powerful messages. I came to know that I have a loving Heavenly Father, who sent His Son, to die not only for my sins, but also for my pains and afflictions. Through Him, I can return to my Father in Heaven and be sealed to my family for time and all eternity. When I knew it was true, I knew that the next step was baptism. Although I did not fully understand at the time, my mom's opposition turned out to be a huge blessing. I did not have her permission to get baptized, so I had to wait until I was 18 years old. Those four years taught me so much about my Heavenly Father, my Savior, and myself. I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for almost 7 months now, and could not be happier! I have been blessed immensely! My mom and I have a stronger relationship than ever before. I am grateful to know that I can be sealed to my family for eternity.

How I live my faith

I love getting to know the members in my community! Back home I would try and find those that are in need that I can reach out to. One of the things I miss most about being home was helping a widow in my ward. I started to get to know her when she was in need of some assistance cleaning. I often pulled weeds for her throughout the summers, but eventually, my visits became more personal. She has become a dear friend of mine. I cannot wait to go home and hear all of her stories and memories that she reminisces about. Currently, I am serving as a teacher in Relief Society, which is where woman (ages 18+) of our faith get together once a week to discuss how we can better serve our community and loved ones. It has definitely been a learning experience, but I think I take after my mom with a love for teaching! I loved being involved and helping plan activities! Some of my best friends are those that I have met in my ward! I love surrounding myself with those of similar standards, so we can help uplift one another. Forgetting yourself in service is something that I have come to love. I am so grateful for the service of so many valiant members. I love talking to people I run into about the gospel and sharing all of the wonderful blessings that it has brought into my life. Although I am not perfect, I try and emulate the Savior in all that I do. It isn't enough to just go to church on Sundays and remember all that He did for us--it is an everyday thing.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

The welfare system of the Church is designed to bless, refine, and exalt His children. This program was designed to help assist and give aid to those in need. The Lord has provided means for people to get back up on their feet and help return to a state of comfort. Once we have become self-reliant and sustainable, it is our duty and honor to serve and bless the lives of others. Show more Show less