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Hi I'm Emily Cook

I'm a missionary. I love reading. I'm an aspiring writer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have the great opportunity to serve in the beautiful state of California! The gospel is something that has made me so happy, and I love being able to share it with others all day, every day! I was born and raised in Utah Valley. Growing up I loved reading, dancing, choir and writing. I participated in my school's choirs and musical productions. I am going to study English with a creative writing emphasis. I love writing and I hope one day to be published. I am also a Disney and Pixar fanatic. Disney movies, Disneyland, Disney World, yes, I love them all.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church my whole life. It has been a wonderful blessing to have steadfast parents who taught me how to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but there comes a time in everyone's life where they have to know for themselves if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. Through study and prayer to my Heavenly Father I have come to know for myself that the Book of Mormon is true, and through that, that this church is true. I am a Mormon because this church is the true church, and provides the knowledge of how to return to Heavenly Father again. I am serving a mission for this church because I know that it can bless the lives of all people if they let it, and I want to be a part of helping people come to Christ. If you desire to know if this church is true, study the Book of Mormon and ask God for yourself. He will answer! He loves you! He wants you to have the gospel, and be happy in this life!

How I live my faith

I try to live to live my faith every day. I know I'm not perfect at being Christ-like, but as members of the Church we do our best to be like Him. Right now I get to be a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If you see people with black name tags on, go talk to them! As a missionary I have the opportunity to reach out to others and share the happy message of the Gospel with them. Christ always reached out in love and service to others, and I'm so blessed to be able to have opportunities each day that allow me to serve others. While He was on this earth He taught us what we must do to return to live with Him, and God again. As a missionary we get opportunities to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others! When I do these things I feel closer to Him, and I want to help more people!

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Emily Cook
The Holy Ghost is a spirit. The Holy Ghost, Jesus Christ, and God are members of the Godhead. He is the way that God communicates with us. He is the way that God lets us know truth. We can know that we are feeling the Holy Ghost when we have feelings of peace, comfort, and a desire to be more like Jesus Christ. He can guide us to make good decisions in our lives. We believe that when we are baptized we are able to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, which means that we will have the opportunity to have the Holy Ghost with us always. I can testify that this is true, and that the Holy Ghost has been a wonderful blessing in my life. When I feel the Holy Ghost I know that God loves me, and that I am doing things that help me come closer to Him. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Emily Cook
There are many members of our church all over the world who would be happy to talk with you about what we believe! If you do not personally know a member of the church there are missionaries who would be more than happy to share more about our beliefs. Feel free to call this number (in the US and Canada) to contact missionaries: 1-888-537-6600. As a missionary myself, I know that this message has changed lives, and brought happiness to people. I encourage you to find out more for yourself! Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Emily Cook
God is our Heavenly Father, and He wants us to come closer to Him. We can do this through many ways. In my life one of the best things that I've done to come to know my Heavenly Father is to pray to Him. Prayer is the way God has given to us to be able to communicate with Him. In prayer He has encouraged us to ask Him questions, to tell Him the things that we're grateful for, and to ask for things that we need. When I pray I feel close to God. It helps me to come to know Him, and have a personal relationship with Him. When I read the scriptures, and when I do my best to live the way He's asked me to I feel His love and approval in my life. I would encourage you to do these things to come to know God for yourself! You are His child, and He loves you. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Emily Cook
Family is so important to us becaus we believe that families are a great part of God's plan for our happiness. In my life I've been able to see that most of the joy in my life comes from the relationships I have with members of my family. We believe that God wants us to have loving family relationships. We believe that He wants these relationships to last forever. The best place to learn and apply the teachings of Jesus Christ is in our families. It is in the family where we can strengthen and teach one another. That brings us closer together and closer to God. Show more Show less