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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a writer. I'm a Brit at heart. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love life, Nutella, Sprite, Harry Potter, playing Scrabble with my family, a good musical, and movie nights with my best friends. My family moved around a lot when I was a kid because my dad was in the U.S. Navy. I loved living in lots of different places, but never found my niche until I went on a study abroad to London. I also never knew what I wanted to do with my life until my dad talked to me about it one day and asked if I would want to write. He taught me that if it was something that I loved I should go for it. I'm working towards becoming an author for children's books.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon. So much! The teachings of Jesus Christ and God's plan are what keep me going when things get hard and when nothing else seems to make sense. I was raised as a Mormon and never really thought to ask if it was all true until I read the Book of Mormon for the first time. The promise of the book is that if you read it, ponder it, then ask with a sincere heart if it's true you'll come to know that it's true. So that's what I did. When I finished the last chapter, I almost immediately got down on my knees and prayed for an answer, asking God if it was true. As I was praying, I felt a peace that I hadn't felt before. Like I had known all along that this was true. And I knew that this was the church I needed to be in. Years later, I left to serve a mission to testify to people what I learned that night: that this church and the Book of Mormon are true. The more I testify of that, the more I know it to be true. The more I live it and live true to it, the happier I am and the more I feel that peace all over again. It must be true. And that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

This girl is not perfect (not by any stretch!), but I try to do good and become better every day. I try to live the way Christ taught by serving others. For a year and a half I have left my family, my friends, and my old lifestyle to serve a mission in Arizona. But I also give up things every day for what I believe and the standards I choose to live by. I choose to be different.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

We're imperfect beings. Sure, we try over and over again to never make any mistakes, but we fall short of perfection every day. For this reason we need a Savior. We couldn't live with God again because of our sins. But because Jesus Christ paid the price for those sins and rose from the dead, we, too, will live again with the hope of returning to live with God having all our sins washed away. That hope is only possible because of Him. So basically, we can't do this alone. We need a Savior. Show more Show less