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Hi I'm Faith Emrazian

I'm a convert from New England. I'm a Mormon :)

About Me

I scuba dive, I keep two salt water tanks and I also have one land hermit crab tank. I serve in an aquarium society for people who enjoy keeping saltwater tanks, we support a coral reef restoration in the state of Florida. I like to travel. I've been as far as The U.S. Virgin Islands. I've been married for 5yrs. My husband and I met later in life. It was a good thing though, he's amazing. I go to school full time. I spent most of my youth working and supporting myself so i had no opportunity to go to school. I admire those who go to school and work at the same time, but I can't give my all doing that to get the best grades to get the great job of my dreams. Now my husband works and I go to school. I view my grades as my future paychecks. It helps me stay focused. My family lives far away and so my husbands family and I are very close. I really enjoy that. There is no drama because they all believe the same things; they all value the same things. So I get a sense of stability.

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't grow up with a particular faith, I knew of God and Jesus but that was it. I kept having this feeling at a young age that families are forever. I grew up with my father and I loved him so much that I wanted to believe that. My next impression was about God. I didn't want to believe that he was the God that I heard some people talk about. They gave me the impression that he was a God that was waiting to zap some one with lightening if they did something bad. I thought" If that was true, there should be a lightening storm here always. And it's sunny outside." So I dismissed that God was like that. Waiting to punish us. I thought that God should be more like my dad. Works hard, loves me unconditionally and disciplines me every now and then. Little did I know that God does work hard, he gave his only begotten son to be sacrificed. He does love me unconditionally. I've done plenty of things that requires forgiveness and when I do repent I know by then end that he still loves me. I get discipline as well from him. When I'm about to do something that could lead me down the wrong path I get a whispered prompting from the Holy Ghost that says " Faith, you know where this can lead you to." If there is one thing I can say to everyone out there it is this. I know God knows me, he knows you too. He knows where you are and what you face. Angels from heaven may not visit you but God sends someone a bit more tangible, a friend who is more sensitive to the spirit at that point in time to come and help you out. In my time of need he sent the missionaries. I had to learn the hard way about life, I don't think I would have been willing to hear the missionaries if I didn't. Because of that I learned the truth about who I am, why I'm here and where I'm going in the end. Most importantly I am a beloved daughter in his kingdom who can do good here on Earth.

How I live my faith

My calling is very involved with the enrichment and growth for the women in the church. I and a few other ladies that have been called train women how to improve their callings or how to do them in general. My specific calling is to teach the women how to be more self reliant temporally. I encourage women to learn how to frost their own cakes so they don't have to spend so much money at the store. HOw to sew children's clothes, make their own gardens, how to choose clothing so they can dress modestly(and the importance of dressing modestly) etc.Twice a year we have conferences for the women where our leaders (the ones who teach us how to teach them) will speak to us all. Encourage us to follow our Saviors example, to read the scriptures and to pray often. Also to be willing to help others in times of need. We are reminded each time that Heavenly Father loves us and knows us and our needs. He will send us help in our times of need.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Faith Emrazian
You know, for the longest time after I joined the church I struggled with applying the scriptures to my life. It took me so long to see that the things talked about in the scriptures were actually applicable in my life. Maybe I just didn't have the foresight or maybe I wasn't reading them enough. I think it was the latter really. After I forced myself to sit down and read everyday a little at a time I started seeing things in my mind eye. All the time. The greatest thing I've learned is what God's will is for me. It's nice to know that there is a plan and I'm apart of it. It's nice to know that little ol' me has a reason to be here and that I'm important. Show more Show less