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Hi I'm Sister Emily Ireland

I'm a Nursing student at Brigham Young University, and will be serving a mission in Santiago, Chile. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've always believed that life is to be enjoyed, to experience happiness at every moment. Happiness, for me, comes when I'm outside with others while running, hiking, swimming, climbing, or exploring. I love learning and traveling. Meeting new people, experiencing different cultures, and trying new things in unfamiliar places is one of my favorite thrills. I enjoy challenges. There's nothing like accomplishing a task you once thought impossible, and discovering you're stronger than you anticipated. I also find a deep satisfaction helping others. Growing up, I was the little girl who always carried a first aid kit around, in case one of my friends needed a band aid. Since then, I've volunteered in various hospital settings, and discovered my passion for healing, which motivated me to study Nursing at Brigham Young University. Most of all, though, I find happiness when I'm surrounded by the people I love. Nothing is more important to me than the relationships I have with my family and friends. There's nothing more fun than making my younger siblings smile as I dance around the house to silly music, or making my friends laugh after they've been discouraged. Life is a beautiful, and I try to treasure each day as a sacred gift.

Why I am a Mormon

I've chosen to be a Mormon because it offers lasting happiness. Because of the Gospel, I know that I am a daughter of God with unlimited potential. As His daughter, I know that God knows and cares for me personally, and longs for my safety and happiness. I know that our Heavenly Father hears and answers every sincere prayer, and longs to be close to us. Growing up, I experienced many medical challenges that often made me feel insecure and discouraged. Through prayer and faith in the Savior, those challenges no longer seemed heavy, and I could feel His presence near me during my hardest days. Knowledge of this Gospel has brought me an immense amount of joy. As a Mormon, I know that I can be with my family forever, and that 'happily ever afters' are real. I also have a strong testimony of the grace and saving power of Christ. By following Him, and earnestly seeking to improve and repent, we are saved from our sins and are able to return to our Father in Heaven. I am a Mormon, and I will always be grateful to be a member of Christ's church.

How I live my faith

Service has always been one of the defining attributes of someone who is a disciple of Christ. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I show my Savior that I love Him by serving others. As a member in my ward, I help plan weekly and monthly activities for the youth to help provide wholesome recreation and build lasting friendships. As a family member, I'm able to show my family that I care for them by playing with my siblings, babysitting so my parents can enjoy a date night, and by fulfilling household responsibilities and abiding by household rules so I can be an example to my brother and sisters and help keep harmony in the home. Serving others doesn't always have to be a spectacular event, but I always try to make others feel more confident and happy after visiting with them. By striving to love and serve others, I am showing Christ that I am willing to follow Him.