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Hi I'm Emily Shaffer

I'm an average teenage girl. I'm a very talented musician. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was born in Texas, but moved to Colorado when I was 3. I grew up around music and began learning the flute around the age of 9. I joined choir as soon as it was avalible, learned many more instruments, and took simple music theory lessons from my Jr. High music director. Over the past six years i have rapidly progressed. Throughout my life I have had my parents, brothers, friends and older sister for support. My sister, Amber, taught me to play the flute. She was and is my idol. I did what she did. She was a fabulous spiritual example and showed me that you must chose the right friends. Amber taught me about school, dating, guys, dances, and all the classic mormon guide lines to high school, but what she doesn't know is that she also taught me that others watch everything you do. She showed me that actions really do speak louder than words. Because of this amazing spiritual example, I have awesome friends and am well on my way to a successful musical career. I am hoping to become a musician or singer and then possibly progerss to a conductor and director. I love music and belive that it truly is one of the best ways to let the spirit into our lives and to let our inner light shine. People ask me why I'm so happy and how i wake up at 5:30 and have enough energy to go through the day as excited as a puppy. I tell them that I have a life that brings me joy and standars that allow me to make the right choices for maximum happiness. Everyone watches you, so watch what you do.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the religion, but as I learn I continue to be reassured that this IS the true gospel. I make mistakes but know i can be forgiven. The Lord is always there for me, so I must always be there for Him. The spirit makes us so much more happy and willing than others that it would be terrible to pass up an oppritunity like this. I am even more glad that music is a large part of the gospel. Music is one of the things that continuously keeps me holding onto the iron rod. I know the church is true and that President Monson is the chosen prophet at this time. I know that Joseph Smith restored this church for our latter days. I know Heavenly Father loves us and that everyone is a Child of God. I know that music was put on this earth for our gain and progression and to keep us happy and on the right track. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I go to my youth activity every Wednesday and each monthly youth dance. I am currently the first counselor of the Mia Maids and help support my class in all our actions. I have surrounded myself with people who help me live the gospel and life me up. I keep a For the Strenght of Youth in my back pack to remind me to keep my standards and share them daily. I do the best i can and try very hard to turn the other cheek. I am not the best and I am not the most spiritual, but I really am doing what I can to be perfect. It may be far away, but I'm one step closer than 98% of the world. Be proud to be mormon and don't be afraid to tell other what and who you are. Share your standards and living in this world won't be as hard as it may seem.