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Hi I'm Emily Skelton

I'm a musician. I'm a student. I'm a Mormon - I live it, I love it.

About Me

I am currently a student at Utah State University studying music therapy. Music has always been a part of who I am, and I could never imagine going a day without it. I've played the piano since I was about four, and I also play the cello, violin, and some string bass. I started teaching piano lessons when I was about 14, and I've also taught cello lessons. I currently help teach a small elementary orchestra class, and love every minute of it. I'm so excited to become a music therapist someday and be able to help others through something I love so much. I was raised in a strong home. My family is a big part of my life - always has been, always will be. I'm so thankful I have the blessing of being sealed to them for time and all eternity through the blessings of the temple. I look forward to the day when I will have my own eternal family. The Lord has blessed me more than I deserve, and I thank Him for it every day.

Why I am a Mormon

To others, my life may look simple and easy. Once a couple years ago I actually had someone tell me that my life was a lot easier than most people's. That may be true, but only because I choose for it to be. I definitely have my own set of challenges and trials. The Lord tests me and tries me just like everyone else on this earth - after all, that's why we were sent here; to be tested, tried, and molded to become more like our Father in Heaven. But the reason my life may seem "easy" - the reason it's hard for me to not have a smile on my face - is because of the knowledge I have of my Heavenly Father and my beloved Brother and Savior, Jesus Christ. I know they love and care for me. I know Christ died for me, and His atonement can cleanse my life; it can give me hope - it can give me the chance to become what my Father needs me to be.

How I live my faith

I'm currently preparing to serve the Lord and His children on a mission for the church...in Arequipa, Peru! I'm super excited, and even though I haven't met the people I'm going to be serving for 18 months there, I already feel a burning love for the people. I've served in the church in several different positions. From music positions such as ward organist or choir pianist, to serving on the Seminary council for my high school, to planning fun weekly activities for my singles ward. I love serving in the church. When you serve with all your heart, you receive a deepened sense of love for the people you serve as well as the gospel. I try my best to be an example of faith and hope to those around me. I want everyone to know how happy the gospel of Jesus Christ makes me, and how it gives me courage and strength to endure through the world we live in today. What better way to let people know then to not only life my faith, but love my faith?