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Hi I'm Emily Montgomery

I am a fun-loving, strong-minded lover of college football and all things chocolate. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

On the outside, I am just a normal girl. I am a college coed struggling to get through bio-organic chemistry in order to be accepted into the nursing program. I stay up way too late talking to roommates and most of my clothes are from thrift stores. You should be proud of me though, for I have not resigned myself to eating Top Ramen and Mac & Cheese. However, like anybody I have a story. A story that has made me who I am today. Though hard, the trials I have had to endure have brought me closer to my Heavenly Father and my Savior; I wouldn't trade that relationship for the world.

Why I am a Mormon

In the Gospel of John we read that many disciples "went back and walked no more with him." Jesus asked his twelve apostles, "Will ye also go away?" To which Peter replied, "Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou has the words of eternal life." (John 6:66-68) When you know something to be absolutely true, you cannot deny it. That is how I feel about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the times of my life when I have lived through Hell itself, when I was so emotionally exhausted I felt I could not go on, I never once thought about quitting and turning my back on being a Mormon. For where would I go? I could try drowning my sorrows in alcohol and escaping life through drugs or ambition, but I know those routes would never work. He is the way. The ONLY way. And through him, life is not only endurable but enjoyable. Many people look at the Mormon church as too restrictive, but what they don't understand is that all the commandments and guidelines are what give us our freedom. Everything God requires of us is for our benefit. He gets nothing personally out of it. I testify that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's church restored back upon the earth today. I know that we are all children of a Heavenly Father, who loved us so much, that he was willing to send His only begotten son in the flesh, Jesus Christ, to die for us to make it possible for us to return to live back with Him again. I love my Savior, and I cannot wait for the day when he will wipe the tears from my eyes and I can express my gratitude to Him for all He has done for me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by standing up for what I believe in. I live my faith by being an example of someone who keeps her standards high and treats her fellow man with the utmost respect and kindness. I live my faith by succoring the poor and needy through various service organization through my school. I live my faith by being a friend who listens and tries her best to comfort. Currently, my assignment in church is to be a teacher who helps expound principles in our scriptures. I love this calling and I have felt God helping me as I teach. He sends His Holy Spirit to make up the difference for my human fallacies. Although, I am the teacher, I feel that I learn the most from my students. I love hearing their testimonies and ideas on the topics. Another very important assignment I have in the church is to visit a few girls every month and make sure their needs are being met. At first, I only went for the sake of fulfilling my responsibilities, but now these girls have become my good friends. I am grateful to be a part of the church that is organized in such a way that no one is forgotten. I am preparing now to serve a mission for our church. I have been waiting for the opportunity to share what I know since I was 11 years old. I am giving up everything and consecrating my time to the Lord for 18 months because I know of the joy and power that comes through this gospel. I want to share that joy with others. I want to bring them the good news of the gospel: that Christ lives and love us, that He has atoned for our sins and can help us through our trials, that God still speaks to man and that He is actively involved in our lives. I know that this message of hope has the power to lift people up if only they would open their hearts to hear it and come unto Him.