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Hi I'm Emily

I am a student who wants to become a teacher. I love peanut butter and watermelon. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a student and I am studying to become a teacher. My minors include TESOL (Teaching English Language Learners) and Family Life. Recently, I've studied a lot about different cultures and backgrounds that people come from and how I, as a teacher, can teach kids from ALL circumstances and with ALL personality types. Most of all, I've learned a lot about myself and what I can do to help kids (and many others) feel loved and "believed in". I love to read, especially historical fiction. I hardly ever have time to curl up with a book, but when I do I can read for hours! I am a hopeless romantic and love all those chick-flick movies like Ever After, While You Were Sleeping, Serendipity, and Kate & Leopold. But I also love all the action movies (especially the superhero ones) and the movies that are "based on a true story." Neither I nor my family have a boat, but when I get out on the lake I absolutely love to wakeboard and jump over that wake! It's so fun and totally exhilarating! Recently I discovered my love for skiing and, since I now live in Utah, I like to hit the slopes every now and then. I absolutely love to sing, and throughout high school I had the opportunity to be a part of numerous productions such as: The Music Man, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Pride and Prejudice, Godspell, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Cinderella. Some of my other hobbies include: clogging, volleyball, soccer, baking, and writing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized as a member of this church at the age of eight, however, I lacked the conviction in my testimony. I had a small, unstable testimony all throughout my years growing up. I didn't question the teachings of the church or try to challenge them, but I didn't necessarily believe in their truthfulness either. In high school I made some mistakes that pulled me further from the Church and from my Savior. I felt ashamed that I made the choices that I did and, as a result, did not feel worthy to enter the House of the Lord. Still feeling this way, I attended my first semester of college. During that time, I met a young man who opened my eyes to the blessings of the Gospel and the miracle of the Atonement. At this time in my life, I actually believed that my Heavenly Father loved me and that my Savior did care enough to die for me. After much prayer and fasting, I utilized the Savior's gift of the Atonement and spoke with my Bishop to resolve those feelings of unworthiness that I had harbored in my heart for so many years. I have such a firm testimony of this Gospel and of my Savior Jesus Christ and His love for me. From having hardly no testimony at all, I have come to realize that the doors of heaven are open to me as I learn and study from the scriptures, as I participate in church activities, as I spend time with my family, and as I humble myself before the Lord in prayer. I am so grateful for the trials in my life that have helped me grow into the person I am today.

How I live my faith

Currently, I am a member of a Young Single Adult ward in Provo and have the calling of an FHE (Family Home-Evening) Mother. In this calling, I am assigned a group of 20 young single adults from the ward and every Monday evening, we get together and have a "group activity" which includes: Prayer, song, treat, activity, lesson/scripture, and other thoughts from the group. It is such a rewarding calling and I am so grateful that I could be a part of this group of exceptional people.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

"...Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and...the family is central to the Creator's plan for the eternal destiny of His children," ("The Family: A Proclamation to the World"). I believe that families, next to our Savior Jesus Christ, are the center of our religion. Within the bonds of family relationships, individuals learn to love and care for one another just as the Savior cares for each of us. Along with that, families can strengthen and lift each other up and achieve eternally-worthy goals that bring us closer to God and His Kingdom. Show more Show less