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Hi I'm Emma Goodman

I grew up in California and Utah. I'm a dancer. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am a missionary from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but became less active at the age of 8 due to family situations. I did not grow up going to church or reading from the Bible or the Book of Mormon. The summer before my senior year my best friend passed away and my life turned upside down. Everything in my life crumbled. It came to a point where I needed to know if there was a God. I cried on my knees begging to know if there was a God and if so where was He. I had an over whelming feeling to take the Bible and Book of Mormon off my book shelf. I opened up into the Book of Mormon and began to read. I had an overwhelming feeling of love and comfort and peace wash over me. I knew for a fact that God existed and that the words I was reading were straight from him. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I know that Jesus Christ's church has been restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. I know that our Lord is the leader of this church. I know that Thomas S. Monson is our prophet today. I know that the gospel is pure and perfect, but I also know that men are imperfect. I know these things through the holy spirit and that all men can come to know this as well if they will pray and ask with a sincere heart. I know that following our Savior Jesus Christ we will have eternal life and eternal joy and I say that in the name of Jesus Christ. amen.

How I live my faith

Participating in callings at church is like being a part of a big family. I get to visit and communicate with others that I never would have. It is so satisfying serving others. I also am now on a mission where I get to meet people and tell them about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and bring happiness to their lives. I live my faith by following the teaching of our Savior and try to become better every single day.