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Hi I'm Emily

I grew up in Sandy, Utah. I'm in Nursing school. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love spending my free time outdoors. Hiking, boating, and mountain biking are some of my favorite activities! Or just slowing it down, curling up on a blanket under a big tree with a good book. I just finished my first year of Nursing school and loved every minute. Well almost every minute! I am taking a break from school to serve an LDS mission and I could not love life more!

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Because I have come to know of the Gospels truthfulness through careful study, prayer, and action. I was raised in the Church and baptized at the age of 8. I still remember, 13 years later, the warmth I felt as I was completely submerged in the water. And it wasn't just the temperature! I truly felt Heavenly Fathers loving arms around me! It was an amazing feeling! And the warmth that I felt was the Spirit or Holy Ghost testifying that Heavenly Father was pleased with my decision and that I had truly become clean in that moment! My testimony didn't come all at once. It is something that I worked for. Through my experiences, prayers and studies I have come to know with assurity, through the Holy Ghost, that the Gospel of Jesus Christ contains the fullness of Gods truths. I am still learning as I study the scriptures every single day! I love that there is so much to learn and know.

How I live my faith

The church gives us many opportunities to serve and this is the best way I know how to show my faith. To serve and to love those around me! I had the opportunity this summer to serve in my young adult ward as a sunday school teacher. I taught a lot about individuals in the Book of Mormon who did missionary work. It was just what I needed to learn as I was preparing to serve a full time mission! I love that the Book of Mormon, though written thousands of years ago, can so easily apply to MY life! It is truly the word of God!

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Emily
Our bodies are a gift from our loving Heavenly Father. He has given us the opportunity to come to earth and receive our bodies because He wants us to become like him! God has a body of flesh and bone, we were created after His image. When we came to this earth our spirits (created by our Heavenly Parents) and our bodies (created by our earthy parents) united for our mortal experience. Our bodies are an important tool for learning and growth. As we care for them properly we will be ready to learn the lessons our Father has prepared for us. As well as be physically able to act on the promptings that we can receive from His Holy Spirit. In order to hear promptings from our Heavenly Father through the Holy Ghost we must be clean and pure. His Spirit cannot dwell in unholy places. However as we keep ourselves worthy the Spirit of the Lord can truly dwell within us! This is what the scriptures mean when the prophets teach that our bodies are Temples. Our bodies house our spirits and they also have the potential to receive the Holy Ghost! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Emily
When we look back at our lives here on earth we remember different milestones. When we said our first word, took our first step, when we entered high school, learned how to drive and graduated from college. Each of these events is a part of life. By living through these experiences we learn and grow. If we remember to keep an eternal perspective death is really just another one of these milestones. A learning experience. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints we know that life did not begin on this earth nor will it end as we leave it. At death our bodies and our spirits are separated and our spirits dwell in a place called the spirit world. The spirit world has two parts, paradise and prison. If we did our best to accept Christ and live by all of His commandments we dwell in a state of peace and happiness. If we chose to reject the teachings of Christ we will dwell in a state of regret and sorrow. (Alma 40:12,13. Book of Mormon) The spirit world however is not our final destination. In the spirit world we wait and we learn, we teach and we grow, though it is infinitely harder without the help of our bodies. Those who did not learn of Christ our understand His teachings have the chance to learn and accept them as they await the judgment and the resurrection, when our bodies and our spirits will be reunited in perfect form. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Emily
When we are baptized we enter into a covenant with our Heavenly Father. We promise that we are willing to take upon us the name of Christ, to always remember Him and to keep His commandments. As baptism is completed with confirmation, or the laying on of hands to receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost, we are promised that as we remain worthy we will always have His spirit to be with us. Baptism is a commandment from our loving Heavenly Father and thus is essential to enter into His Kingdom. Jesus Christ set the example for how we should be baptized during His earthly ministry. He was baptized by John the Baptist, who had the proper authority to perform the ordinance. He was also baptized by immersion, this means that he was buried completely in the water and then brought back up. This action symbolizes death and rebirth. When we are baptized we can be forgiven of our sins and start a new life as disciples or followers of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less