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Hi I'm Emily

I'm an American, a historian, a pianist, and a painter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now I'm a college student and am working really hard to learn everything I can. After I graduate I hope to participate in Teach for America as an American history teacher. I love playing the piano, reading (especially fantasy, Brandon Sanderson anyone?), drawing, and short run. Every Saturday morning my roommates and I make breakfast and watch a movie, just to relax after a long week. I love school, although I spend most of my time reading and writing for my classes now a days.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, both of my parents were converts and they worked hard to teach us the principles of the gospel. I've always believed that it was true, initially no doubt because of the testimonies of my parents. As I reached my teenage years the gospel continued to resonate within me. I was 16 when I had my first tangible inspiration from the gospel, something I look back on now as I think of where that personal revelation has led me and what it protected me from. The feeling I get when I listen to the teachings of the prophets, when I learn about Joseph Smith, and when I am taught of the Savior are unmistakable, and testify to me of the truthfulness of this church.

How I live my faith

Right now I'm living in a student ward because I'm at school. There are always activities going on and I love attending them. A few weeks ago we organized a temple trip and about 50 people went. I visit teach a couple girls in the ward, we visit and give thoughts from church magazines and our church leaders. I'm also the ward pianist, so I accompany the hymns in church. Something I particularly love doing is the service activities put on by the ward, whether it's going to the humanitarian center to make hygiene kits or donating blood, it's always a great experience.