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Hi I'm Emma

I'm a recent Nursing Grad of BYU. On July 10, I become Guatemala City's newest Mission Nurse Specialist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

At 17, I moved from my childhood home in sunny San Diego to endure the snowy Provo winters at BYU. Late night studying, amazing friends, Diet Coke, and a sense of humor helped me survive nursing school. I finally graduated in April, one week after I opened my mission call to serve as a proselyting sister missionary and mission nurse specialist for the Guatemala Guatemala City North Mission. On July 10, I begin my 18 month journey of service as I share the love our Heavenly Father has for His children while promoting health and wellness to the community. I cannot wait to prove myself worthy as one His disciples.... Guatemala, here I come!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, and having the gospel in my life is something I took for granted at an early age. I focused on the "cannots" of the gospel, and could only see what I could not do compared to my friends, friends who go out to eat on Sunday or wear cute tank top shirts in the summer. Over time, though, the importance of these things began to fade and the blessings that came from following correct counsel became more obvious. High school showed me the real difference between the "haves" and the "have-nots", that is, those who have and those who do not have the complete knowledge of the gospel in their life. I learned a lot, both good and bad, from friendships of those with different beliefs. I relied on the gospel principles of faith and love to get me through a time of challenging choices. One major choice was deciding to go to BYU in the fall of 2009 to study Nursing. It is through Nursing that I've realized the healing powers of Christ's gospel. He cares about the body just as much as the spirit, because the two are connect parts of who we are as children of a loving Heavenly Father. Physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual miracles can occur when we align ourselves with the saving powers of the church. I am a Mormon because I know Jesus Christ knows me and loves me on a personal level. He has atoned for my sins and my sorrows and can comfort me when no one else can. I am a Mormon because I know there is a plan for me, greater than I can imagine, that I can only be understood through the eternal perspective of this gospel. I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the ONLY church with the complete truth and ordinances necessary to be saved. I am a Mormon because I believe in the teachings of friendship and service. I am a Mormon because it is truth. I am a Mormon because it is happiness.

How I live my faith

I show my love of Him through my love of service. I organize blood drives for my ward and stake, encouraging others to sacrifice just a bit of themselves (in this case, 1 pint of themselves) to help someone else. Nothing makes me feel closer to Christ than through strengthening someone in need.