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Hi I'm Emma

I love baking, reading, and spending time with my family. I have a wonderful husband, and four cats. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. My parents divorced when I was very young, so I was raised by my mother and my maternal grandparents. My mother and I were very poor at the time that my parents divorced, so we moved in with my grandparents. Although that may sound sad, I had a wonderful childhood. My mother and grandparents are truly angels, who would sacrifice anything to help their family. They all taught me the importance of family relationships, and caring for our fellow men. It was wonderful to be able to grow up in a home with my grandparents, and be able to listen to the stories of their lives. When I was 20, I moved to Logan, Utah, where I attended college at Utah State University. There I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts, with a minor in British and Commonwealth Studies. I loved my major, and especially enjoyed learning the Latin and Ancient Greek languages. While at college, I met my husband, and best friend. We had known each other for about two years before we started dating. I must admit, I was very reluctant to date him at first, but I eventually gave him a chance, because he was (and still is) my best friend. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made! We were married in May 2009 in the Salt Lake Temple, surrounded by our family and friends. Since that time, we've continued living in Logan, while he works on his master's degree in Human Resource Management. We don't have any children yet, but hope to become parents someday.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the Mormon Church, or Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is true. Although I was born into the church, I didn't always know for myself that it was true. There was a time in my life where I stopped attending church, because it didn't seem cool to me to be a Mormon. But, thanks to a kind friend, who invited me to come back to church with her, I came to know for myself that the church is true. I found that as I lived the principles of the gospel, I was happier, and everything in life even if it was hard, was better. I continue to live the principles of the gospel today because they bring happiness into my life. No matter how hard life is at times, the gospel is my rock. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live and that They love me. I can honestly say that I've always felt Their love for me, even when I may not have deserved that love. I know that Jesus Christ atoned for my sins, so that I can live with Him again. I know that living the principles of the gospel brings happiness and peace in a world filled with so much turmoil and hate. I know that Joseph Smith truly was a prophet of God, and that he restored the true church of Christ to the Earth. I know that Thomas S. Monson is God's prophet on the Earth today. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love everyone, unconditionally, and without exception.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by continually striving to follow the example of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I'm currently serving as the second counsellor in my ward's Relief Society Presidency. The organization of Relief Society is dedicated to administering relief to all members of the ward, focusing especially on the women in the ward. An integral part of this is visiting teaching. Each month the women of the ward go to the homes of other women to spend time with them, and share a gospel message with them. As I've done my visiting teaching, I've been able to get to know the women in the ward better and develop friendships with them, that may not have existed otherwise. I know that visiting teaching is truly inspired of the Lord. Whenever I go visiting teaching, I'm constantly reminded that if the Savior were here on the Earth today, he would be going about doing good, visiting others, caring for their needs, and sharing with them his teachings, just as the women in the Relief Society do each month. Serving in the Relief Society Presidency has opened my eyes to the great love that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have for all of their children.