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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a musician. I love to smile. I'm a high school Spanish teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Although schedules are busy and money is tight, I love living each day of life to the fullest. I love music: writing it, playing it or listening to it. At first I wanted to be a professional musician, but I decided to just make it my hobby. I enjoy the outdoors. The beach, the mountains, the forest. Also, I have a passion for the Spanish language. After attending a university in Chile and being a missionary in Honduras for 18 months, I have a great love for the latino people. My favorite thing in the world is laughing with my family and just being home together. Dorothy was right: "There's no place like home."

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because when I pray for guidance from God, I feel His approval for the path I have chosen. I feel an overwhelming sense of peace in my heart which definitely does not come from the world. It is a peace that can only come from God. I decided to keep His commandments when I was baptized and I am amazed at all the subsequent blessings. It doesn't mean I am perfect, nor does it mean that my life is without problems. I have my fair share of trials, disappointments and frustrations, but the Savior is with me every step of the way because I turn to Him and seek His guidance. When He was on the Earth, He established His church with His authority. Through prayer I have received confirmation that the same organization and authority that He established then is found now in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I feel extremely fulfilled in living my beliefs each day. Peace fills my life as I read the scriptures daily and pray to God about whatever I'm thinking. Jesus always served other people and I try to be like Him. To me, being someone's friend is more important than just preaching to them. At church I have the responsibility of leading meetings for the women. As I've gotten to know them, my heart has been filled with the love of God. Truly when we serve other people, we are really serving God.

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

My grandmother recently passed away. I was very close to her and always sought her wise counsel. I am so grateful for my beliefs because it is a great comfort to know that I will see her again. She is no longer suffering from her physical ailments. She is in the spirit world, where we will all go after death. There, we will wait until our spirits are reunited with our bodies (resurrection). Because of Jesus' resurrection, every person ever born on the Earth will be resurrected. After this, God will individually judge us according to how we lived our lives. Knowing I will be responsible for all I do gives me motivation to make good decisions. My grandmother was a wonderful example to me of living a worthy life. I love her and look forward to seeing her again. Show more Show less