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Hi I'm Emily

I have lived in Arkansas, Florida, Arizona, Utah, and California. I love chocolate and the color blue. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been called to serve a mission in the Ukraine Kyiv Mission, Ukrainian speaking, reporting March 27th. I am taking a break from school at BYU where I am studying elementary education. The goal is to teach kindergarten or first grade. I adore children for their simply joy, excitement, and wonder in which they explore themselves and the world around them. I love music. Often in regular conversations I must refrain from bursting out into song. I love the color blue, elephants, and anything smothered in chocolate! I come from a crazy, blended family. My parents divorced when I was 9 and have both remarried. I have two older brothers and six younger siblings. I love my family. They definitely drive me crazy at times (don't tell them!), but they also make my world go round. I have lived in several states, claiming Arkansas as my original home. I love the rollercoaster ride called life!

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because of the purpose, joy, and excitement it brings to my life! As I go to church, study my scriptures, attend the temple, and live the way I've been taught, I feel my Father's love for me. That love is an exciting and empowering force. I know that this life has reason and purpose. I know there is hope through the difficult trials we face! I know that I am a daughter of God. The doctrines of the gospel are exciting! I am able to smile regardless of the trials and chaos that life brings. I know for a fact that my Heavenly Father and Savior love me and all of us and want nothing more than for us to return to Him. I am Mormon so that I can have that joy of that glorious return to my Heavenly Home.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in how I think of myself. I know that I am a daughter of God. I know that I have a divine heritage. With this knowledge comes the recognition that those around me too are children of God. They deserve to be treated as children of God. I try in my associations with others to build them up instead of tear them down. One of my favorite hymns in "Have I done any good in the world today?" I live my faith through actions to others. Because of my testimony in my Heavenly Father and in my Savior, I want to turn outward to help others feel of the love our Father and Savior has for them.