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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a nanny to three adorable boys and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in the gospel but the choice to follow Christ's teachings was my own. The set backs and challenges that are coming at me now push me strengthen my faith, to believe that Heavenly Father has a bigger plan than what I was aiming for. I am struggling with depression, eating disorders and a list of regrets. Though these things are hard to me, there are some who face even greater trials that I can't imagine.

Why I am a Mormon

As I grew up in the church I was taught many things, from the plan Heavenly Father has to prophets chosen today. It may be simple to say that just because I have been in the church all my life that it is easy to stay. That is far from true. When pain plagues your heart, when you start to question why life is so hard, you need something more than just what your parents and leaders taught you. You need something so personal that you cannot deny it to yourself. I have such a personal feeling that I am not alone. That was the hardest thing to learn for me. Jesus has borne my sins and held back my regrets. There was so much I couldn't see until I started to rely on His gospel and to really pray. My Heavenly Father has probably been very frustrated with me, even discouraged, but still He and Christ never give up on me. Though I have many times.

How I live my faith

Getting out of bed each day is a test of my faith. I hope so much that my prayers are heard however many times a day a do them. As disappointments crowed my thoughts I remember the relief promised those who trust in the Lord. My faith is the only thing that keeps me attached to this world sometimes. When I consider how easy it would be to just stop, to end it all, something always stops me. A hope of something better on the others side of this tunnel.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

To find those people who are ready to hear the gospel. They may not be from the area or only just decided to listen, but we must seek every opportunity to reach those who've been prepared. Show more Show less