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Hi I'm Emily

Raised in Michigan. Home schooled. Rock climb. Have a dream to work on Wall Street. Just ate spicy salsa. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student, studying finance. I enjoy being outside, (rock climbing, biking, skiing, working out, etc.) playing the piano, singing, dancing, and spending time with my family and friends. I've traveled around world, managed a restaurant, and trained myself to be ambidextrous. I'm going to serve in Maceió Brazil for 18 months as a missionary and I couldn't be more excited!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I want to be. I love this gospel. I am so grateful for my Savior Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice. I know that Heavenly Father loves me. I know that He loves all His children and that He cares intimately about their success and happiness. I know God has a plan for me and that if I will faithfully keep His commandments, He will provide me with joy. I know that my Savior Jesus Christ loves me because He died for me. He suffered the pains and sorrows I feel. He knows how I have felt, and I have found comfort in knowing that He got through what I'm going through. He will provide the joy to make it through the journey. I know the Book of Mormon is true and that there is great power in reading and studying the scriptures. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that he was chosen to bring in the Restoration of the gospel in this dispensation. I know Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God who leads and guides this church today under Divine direction. I am a Mormon because I have a testimony that this gospel is the only road to true, substantial, and lasting happiness. I am grateful for the blessing to worship freely as I choose and for the gospel in my life. I am a Mormon because I want to be - every single day.

How I live my faith

I was just talking to my mom about how the gospel changes people. For example, when you are faced with a decision to see an inappropriate movie or not, do you say, "I want to see that movie but I probably shouldn't see because the church counsels against viewing some of the content" or "I have no desire to see that movie anyway."? If the gospel has really taken root in your soul, choices are naturally made. I choose to pray to my Heavenly Father because I feel a connection with Deity. I feel guided in my actions and decisions, and I feel a greater sense of peace throughout the day. I choose to read my scriptures and study other gospel materials because I want to learn more about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I choose to attend the temple. In fact, I just received my endowment last weekend. I have an even greater desire to attend the temple frequently because of the peaceful and joyous atmosphere and spiritual edification I experience while attending. I choose to serve a mission. I have been called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I want to serve the Lord by helping in His cause to bring forth His kingdom. I want Heavenly Father's spirit children to enjoy the peace and light I experience as a result of the gospel. I choose to serve in my callings. I was just called to be the Cub Den Leader in my ward. I am excited to serve the 8-11 year old boys in my ward and help them build their foundation on Christ as they progress in life to become Boy Scouts, missionaries, husbands, and fathers. I choose to be Mormon.