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Hi I'm Emilee

I grew up in Utah. I love to dance and travel the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to dance. I grew up dancing and it has always been one of my passions. I like the styles of hip hop, jazz, modern, lyrical, and contemporary. I have also recently fallen in love with traveling. I have traveled to Guatemala and Fiji on Humanitarian trips and this started my interest. I love to learn about different cultures and people. Currently I am going to college. I am pursuing a degree in Human Development with the hopes to go to Graduate school in Social Work. But secretly I am a math and science nerd. I love the outdoors and camping. Being away from the hustle and bustle of every day life is one of the many reasons I love to go and enjoy the beautiful earth we are surrounded by.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, but that is not the reason I have chosen to be a member of this church. Everything in the world testifies that there is a God. The perfectness of the human body, the rotation of the earth around the sun, the motion of the planets, the animals and plants. There is not a single doubt in my mind that God created the earth. It is not possible that we could just be here by chance. It was created by a superior being. Throughout my life I have dealt with many difficulties. I have had many family members and friends pass away. However I know that I will be able to see them again. I can feel them around me when I need call on Heavenly Father to send me help. This church has given me the truths I need to get through the hard times. Also in my past I have made mistakes. I have had to rely on my Savior, Jesus Christ, who atoned for my sins. I call on him and admit my mistakes relying on his mercy to lift me up. Without him I would not be able to have my guilt and sins washed away. I know that Christ atoned for all of the sins of the world. Not only the sins of the world, but also the pains and sorrows. He knows exactly what we are feeling. He does not just understand, he knows, he has felt it too. This church is not very much different than many other Christian faiths. It teaches similar doctrines that others teach. However, it teaches the fullness. Joseph Smith, a young boy in 1820, prayed to know what church to join. He was visited by God and Jesus Christ. They told him that the other faiths were not true. They restored to him this church, the same church that Jesus Christ established when he was on the earth. I love His Church. I love the hope and happiness that it brings my life. I know He lives and loves each of us. I know that this is the only true church; the only church with the fullness of the gospel.

How I live my faith

I go to church weekly. In my church I teach some of the women that live in my church. I love to hear their comments and enrich their lives by the messages I am asked to share. Also I serve individuals in my church. I visit a few of the women in my ward and support them in any way that I can. Often I will drive them to school is they miss the bus, or take them meals when they are not feeling well. I try to get to know others and help them in any way I can. I love to serve others. I volunteer at a center for families here in my community. I get to play with children who come from rough homes and make them feel loved and special. It always makes me feel good when I know that I can help others.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Christ taught that baptism is vital to the salvation of everyone who has live on the earth. However, many people have died without being baptized or they have been baptized without the authority from God. Because God wants us to all return to live with him again, through His mercy He provided a way for all of His children to receive the blessings that come from baptism. We perform proxy baptism in our temple for those people who have died without the opportunity to be baptized. We do this so that those people can receive the blessings of being baptized. The deceased people who we have performed the baptism for can choose to accept or reject the baptism that we have done for them. Show more Show less