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Hi I'm Emily

I speak German, Russian, and Arabic. One day soon I will help change the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up all across the United States and in Europe. My father was never satisfied with his occupation and we were continually uprooted and moving. Growing up was hard because of all the moving. When my family moved to Germany, half of our belongings were stolen and the other half was half destroyed and stuck in Texas for over a year. I never had a best friend I had known for longer than a year or two. The only constants in my life, we joked, were the LDS church and WalMart. I am now a college student at Brigham Young University studying political science, Russian, and Arabic and intend on moving to Washington D.C. and working in some diplomatic capacity in foreign service. I love learning all sorts of different things and speaking many different languages. I love to read. I love being with people and exploring and doing new and exciting things. I love life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for so many reasons... Growing up all over the world, my family joked that the only things that were always the same were WalMart and the Mormon church! Whether our ward was filled with laid back cowboys in the Midwest, country southerners, bleach-blonde beach bums, stalwart Europeans or people that have all been born and raised around the church, every ward is filled with the same spirit and teachings. God is present in every one of those meetings. From a young age I was one of very few Mormons at my various schools. I had to learn to stand up for what I believed in even as a child because others were taught that everything I believed was wrong and I had to know for myself that it was true. I couldn't stand on the testimony of my parents because there were not with me at school. I had to know for myself that what they talked about in church was true, not just some made up mumbo jumbo. Everything that is taught in the Mormon faith is designed to make me a better person. I have learned to serve others and spend my time furthering myself so that I can ultimately help those around me become better people as well. The LDS faith makes normal people into saints because of the desire it instills in people to work towards helping other people and striving to always be better. People always say Mormons are "some of the nicest people!" It is not because all Mormons were nice to begin with, it is because of what is taught to them each week at church and in the scriptures. I am a Mormon. I live it and I love it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in my every action and word. I try to live so that everything that I do or say is praise to God. I am not afraid to share with others my belief in God and his power. At home I try to show how much I love the Lord even when no one is watching. At church I organize all of the music to help bring the spirit to those in attendance at every meeting. I organize trips for latter-day saints in my ward to attend the temple as well. I make sure that everyone who wants to has an opportunity to go and serve in the temple.