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Hi I'm Emily Smith

I'm 20 years old. I'm only 5 feet tall. I'm passionate about dancing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a dance major and just finished up my sophomore year of college. I live away from my family for usually two semesters of school and then usually come home for the summer to work and save money. I absolutely love being active by dancing, playing sports, or just running around and having fun. I love meeting new people and learning more about different personalities, religions, and cultures. Sometimes I get overly excited about life and all the fun adventures that I'm able to have. I feel that just making new friends or being able to play frisbee outside are adventures of their own and that every day can be filled with a new adventure. I have an obsession with three things: chips and salsa, hot cheetos, and popcorn. I have an ukulele that I like to play, but I also really want to be able to play the guitar. I can play a little, but sometimes am not able to reach all the chords because my hands are so small. I don't really like watching tv shows, which is peculiar for a college student, but once a week I watch Once Upon A Time and during the summer I love watching So You Think You Can Dance. I'm always blown away by the talent on that show! I want to one day be a professional dancer and choreographer and to touch people's lives through teaching and through dancing!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because nothing in this life has filled me with more joy that this gospel. I was baptized when I was 8 years old. It was obviously a long time ago, but I still remember the day. I was just outside the baptismal font and I remember just jumping up and down because I was SO excited! I've learned throughout the years of WHY I was so excited. I know that when I read the Book of Mormon, when I go to church and take the Sacrament, when I sing a hymn, or when I pray to my Heavenly Father-I feel the Holy Ghost or the Spirit SO strongly that I cannot deny what I am feeling. THAT is why I was so excited that day. I KNEW that I was coming closer to Christ, closer to my God. I feel this feeling every day since I have been baptized and every day that faith becomes stronger and stronger. Christ's Atonement, took on all of my sins, all of my weakness, my sicknesses, my tears, and so many more things. He felt it all for me, He knows exactly how I feel at all times. And there is nothing better or nothing more personal than knowing that there is someone who knows exactly how I feel and that wants nothing more than to take me into His fold and to bless me for when I am obedient, charitable, forgiving, loving, or any of the other attributes that I know the Savior had. I am a Mormon because I KNOW this church, this gospel is TRUE. I am a Mormon because I KNOW that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ created this church for every man and woman and that they truly want us to be able to come closer to them in our everyday lives. Nothing brings me more happiness or more peace, and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day by really trying to help others come to Christ. Whether it's a personal, spiritual, emotional, or physical problem, I love being able to talk to people about their lives and about how the Savior can help them through ALL of it :) I live my faith by attending church once a week and by attending any other church meetings that are asked of me. We have visiting teaching assignments with other girls in our ward and we are able to go visit and teach these girls once a month and just check up on them to make sure that they're happy and doing well. Usually in my church organization, I have the church calling of being a family home evening group leader. They usually group 20 young single adults in our ward together and I am in charge, with another male leader, of organizing a lesson and activity for Monday nights. This helps to bring our ward closer and to make sure that everyone feels that they have a "family" away from home. They feel like they always have someone to turn to and someone that cares about them. I absolutely love serving and participating in my ward and being able to reach out to anyone, I feel like the church really gives a sense of love and warmth toward others-it's like one big family! I also live my faith by praying daily to my Heavenly Father and by reading my scriptures (the Book of Mormon, The Bible, Doctrine and Covenants), which are all very insightful for me and I feel that they help give me guidance from God for my daily life. Everyday, I try to be more and more like Jesus Christ, by striving to be patient and understanding towards everyone and by serving other people.