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Hi I'm Emily

I grew up in WA State. I'm half Chilean. I'm a sucker for anything geeky. I LOVE a good laugh. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 20 year old college student aspiring to become a registered nurse. I hope that one day I will have the opportunity to travel and participate in humanitarian aid to those who are in need. I love to spend time with my family and to be involved in sports. Swimming is probably the only sport I am somewhat good at. I like to pretend that I am a good athlete. I come from a family of 7 kids and am the 3rd oldest. My family is loud and insane, but I love them all. I secretly believe that I have ADD as well, because I can never really focus on one thing, unless I kick myself in the brain to do it. But I promise that I am a perfectly normal looking person. I love a good sense of humor and find the most odd things to be hilarious. The 4th of July is my favorite holiday. I also love the color pink and the number 3 and orange soda is the best. I love every moment of my life. :D

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when they were 16 and 19 years old. I was born and raised LDS and was baptized when I turned 8. I went to Sunday school and said my prayers every night. I tried to be like my parents and did what I should. Never in my mind have I ever doubted the church or of the teachings. I know that it is true. But in my senior year in high school I was beginning to lack in saying my prayers and would do things, like watching R rated movies, with my friends. I was beginning to get scared of what was happening to me. I knew I had to fix my actions and build my faith in Christ. So I started to read the Book of Mormon by myself (my family would read the Book of Mormon every night together). I knew this book was true because I have read it before and have felt of its power. But I needed to find for myself and to get out of this pit I had fallen into. I was one day reading in 2 Nephi 4, when suddenly this feeling of overwhelming power and peace came over me. The words were saying exactly what I felt in my heart, my struggles and my desire to do what is right. The Spirit was speaking directly to me. When I got to verse 28, it was the most powerful scripture I have ever read and has ultimately, changed my life. It says, "Awake, my soul! No longer droop in sin. Rejoice, O my heart, and give place no more for the enemy of my soul." I had to awaken. I had been hiding and not truly being the person I was meant to be. It was my own testament and personal conversion that Christ is my Savior and that I am here for a reason. All I needed to do was to find myself and simply have faith. Verse 34 of chapter 4 says, "O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever." And that is what I will do. I will trust in the Lord and do my best to become like Him and to be the person He wants me to be.

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity to be involved in my community and church in many different ways. Growing up I have been very involved in the Girl Scouts of America. I have done countless service projects that help to benefit my community. I as well have been involved in many service projects in my school, such as Habitat for Humanity and raising money for local charities. I have also participated in the many service projects held by the ward in my church and was a youth leader in many instances. But the most important way I live my faith is by example. I do I best to be a good example to my friends who are of other faiths, and to those whom I encounter. I live my faith by serving the Lord and doing my best to be a disciple of Christ.