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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a big sister. I'm a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a small farm in Idaho, along with my three little brothers and three little sisters. I love my family very much! I recently returned from serving a mission in the Dominican Republic, where I was able to dedicate a year and a half to helping people come to Christ. To me, Christ is more than just a good person who taught people to love one another. He is the literal Son of God, the long-waited for Messiah, our Savior. He showed us the way to happiness and salvation by offering His perfect life as an example. He took upon Himself the pain, sin, and suffering of every person who has ever lived. He laid down His life and was resurrected so that we, too, may rise again.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church, in a mostly Mormon community. I choose to stay in the church because of the blessings that have come as a result. I know who I am - I'm a daughter of God. I know I need to act as such, and this knowledge has helped me make decisions that keep me safe and happy. I have never had to worry about drugs or anything else that might harm me, because I have already decided what I will or will not do. I know what my purpose is and where I hope to go when I die. I know that death is not the end, and that someday I will see my friends and loved ones that have passed on. I love this gospel and the effect it has on my life.

How I live my faith

At college, I served as a Relief Society Secretary. I took notes at meetings and kept track of details like attendance and birthdays. I have also served as Pianist and as a Missionary in the Dominican Republic. While there, I taught people about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which includes faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. I met many people who were willing to stop at faith - just simply believing in God. Others believed one may be saved only through ordinances like baptism, regardless of whatever else one does. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, I have a responsibility to not only share the complete, restored gospel, but to live it.