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Hi I'm Emily Wright

I'm a sister, writer, and outdoors lover, preparing to serve a full-time mission in the Ecuador Quito North Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! My name's Emily! I'm 18 years old and studying full-time at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Right now, I'm an undecided major and just taking different classes to see what I might be interested in. I have two older brothers and a younger sister. My family means the world to me! I love nature and all kinds of outdoorsy activities like hiking, biking, camping, swimming, kayaking, tennis, sailing, and just being in the sun. Mountains and the ocean are the best. As much as I love the outdoors though, I also love cities and being around people. They inspire me. I have a passion for photography and art. I also love creative writing and literature. Music is a huge part of my life and I love going to concerts and finding new artists with talent and creative, meaningful lyrics. I also love traveling and hope to experience even a small part of the world as well as different people and cultures. I am preparing to serve a full-time mission in the Ecuador Quito North Mission speaking Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon church and am very grateful to my parents, especially my mom, for encouraging me to go to church and participate in the youth activities. She made a lot of sacrifices for me that helped me come to realize the importance of the church and the role of God in her life, which played a huge part in influencing and sparking my own testimony. Still, I really only leaned on her testimony and the testimonies of my leaders until my sophomore year in high school when I took the challenge in my early morning seminary class to read the entire Book of Mormon and pray about the truths found in the promise of Moroni. The Spirit confirmed what I already knew in my heart to be true. My faith makes me happy! And I love to be happy and have this kind of clarity and direction in my life! I will love to serve the people of Ecuador and I hope to see them experience the same kind of light and happiness that I have found through the gospel.

How I live my faith

Right now, I am preparing to serve a full-time mission in the Ecuador Quito North Mission speaking Spanish. All of my life I have tried to exemplify my faith and the values that I believe in my actions and words. I am by no means perfect, but I try to set a good example so that I can influence the people I come in contact with in a positive way and work towards becoming a better person everyday. I always just try to make good choices and do the right thing. As a missionary, I will be a representative of the gospel and of Christ. I will spread the light of Christ and the happiness that I feel through the gospel by teaching others about it.