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Hi I'm Emi

My name is Emi. I am from Utah, Japan, and California. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Utah. When I was five years old my family moved to Japan. I went to public Japanese school and did normal Japanese things like, riding a unicycle, eating with chopsticks, and learning kanji. I also remember loving Japan so much. We moved back to Utah. It was winter about 8 out of the 12 months that we lived in Utah. I really loved the snow and the mountains. I also loved being a student and playing sports and being with my friends. When I turned 15, my dad lost his job and we had to move to California. My heart was torn in half. I loved my life and I loved my friends, and I thought life would not be the same ever again. My dad encouraged me to pray and seek guidance from God, who would help me to make the right decision; to leave Utah and be with my family in California, or to finish school in Utah. I made the decision to go to California and it was one of the best decisions that I made. After graduating from high school, I went to a University, where I played rugby on the women's team, and eventually got to go to Hawaii. Hawaii is where I am studying now. I love the sun, I love the outdoors, I love sports, I love eating with chopsticks, and I love my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I can see how much being LDS changes someone's life for good. My mom is a convert to the church and I look up to her so much for taking the step forward and changing her life. My family also served missions in the world and helped change peoples lives for good. I know that it has made my life way better because of their example. When I left home for school, I gained my own experiences and opportunities to share my feelings and stories of how the gospel has blessed my life and I want to continue helping others.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by making lots of friends and meeting new people and learning about other peoples beliefs. I do service projects with the church. We spend lots of time going around and cleaning the community and taking part in helping with homeless shelters and community shelters.