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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up under the sun and palm trees of Southern California. I love the outdoors, hiking, mountain biking, and camping. Indoor stuff is always fun, too, like reading, puzzles, Sudoku, video-games, and watching movies. I express my creativity through writing sci-fi and fantasy short stories. I studied history and humanities in college. People are very interesting to me and it is wonderful to learn about other cultures and times in order to broaden my view of the world. I love to travel and I want to see the world and the get to know the people in it. Life is a beautiful moment of our existence so I try to make the very best of it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church. It is the same church Jesus Christ organized when he was on the earth. It was restored in its fullness by the prophet Joseph Smith. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God to His children in the Americas. It was written by the hands of prophets and was translated by a prophet. I know the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as contained in the scriptures and taught within this church, is the way the Lord would have us live. If we keep His commandments and follow him faithfully we will be blessed. I know these things are true because I have studied them out in my mind. I have prayed to know for myself if they are true. The Lord has answered my prayers through the power of the Holy Ghost which revealed to me that this is true. It is true! I have seen the blessings and miracles that this beautiful church has brought into my life and the lives of my family and friends. I know that by living the Gospel and enduring to the end we can live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ again in eternal families. It is my sincerest desire that all people may know, as I do, that God lives and His loving arms are open to receive them.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through my actions everyday. Daily prayer builds my relationship with my Father in Heaven and keeps me close to him. The Book of Mormon, along with the Bible and other scriptures, remind of God's plan for me and how to live in accordance to His laws. As I read the scriptures every day, I feel the Holy Ghost, receive answers to my prayers, gain knowledge and understanding, and come to know my Savior, Jesus Christ. I love attending my Sunday meetings because it is an opportunity to grow together with my friends in the gospel as we all strive to be better and more like Jesus Christ.