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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a lover of people; a story teller. I like to see people happy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a person that thoroughly enjoys getting to know others. I tell stories and try to paint life in a way that is approachable and welcoming for those I interact with. It's important to me that people are happy and realize their full potential. I know what it's like to need a friend, and try to be sensitive to the need for companionship that we all face. I have my associate degree in video production. I really love all aspects of production; whether its location scouting, running camera, or creating in the editor's seat. From an early age I realized that music is something deeply rooted in my soul. I appreciate discovering new artists that impress and inspire me. I hope to continue to find ways to express myself through art, video, and music. However, my greatest memories in life have been (and are) those with my family and friends. I love to travel and experience new cultures. I've had the opportunity to live in Mongolia and visit parts of Europe. Every time I have traveled (whether in my country or abroad) I feel God's love for the people there. The more I live and learn of God, the more I realize how in charge He really is. He is uniquely aware of every detail of our lives. I know that we are all a part of His great plan. He wants each of us to return to Him.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born into a family where the Gospel of Jesus Christ was taught. While growing up my parents taught us the importance of being a Latter-day Saint. I haven't always known for myself of the Church's truthfulness, but after challenging myself to read the Book of Mormon, I've been changed. I am grateful for the prayers of the righteous, and patience of family members as I've sorted through what I believe. I know that we have a loving Heavenly Father who wants us to return to live with him. He sent His Son to earth to teach and bless and testify. I know that Christ suffered and atoned for our sins, and I am grateful everyday for his selfless sacrifice. I've discovered through trial and error that He is always there, reaching out to us. He asks us simply to follow him; to be like Him. I know that by reading the scriptures and taking time to ponder and reflect, that we can have answers to prayers and quiet questions in our hearts. I love the happiness that I feel by living the gospel. That is why I'm a Mormon. It was the discovery of true happiness through living the principles of Christ's doctrine that I found peace and joy that made me decide that I want to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by being an example of Christ. By showing kindness and charity to those I interact with is important to me. I have been able to be the recipient of genuine testimony born through good friends. Because of their example and love of the gospel, I have striven to try a little harder to be a little better.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Emily
Our Savior Jesus Christ has continually invited us to follow Him. We know that He did all that the Father asked, and was Himself baptized. He went to John the Baptist who had the priesthood authority to baptize. We must follow Christ's perfect example and be baptized by that authority in order to live with God again. There have been many individuals that have died without being baptized by God's proper authority. Our Heavenly Father is merciful. He has provided a way for those ancestors to be washed clean of their sins, too. As members of Christ's Church, we can stand in place of those that have died, and be baptized on their behalf in God's holy temples. Its important to remember that those on the other side still have the same chance to accept or decline the baptism that has been done for them. Show more Show less