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Hi I'm Emily

I grew up in Colorado. I'm an aspiring Nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Emily and I am from the beautiful state of Colorado. I am a nursing student hoping to eventually pursue a degree in advanced practice nursing. I love the outdoors, especially mountain biking, hiking, and kayaking. I currently work as a mentor to underclassman at my university and serve as an instructor in my ward.

Why I am a Mormon

One of my parents is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the other is not a member. Because of this, there came a point that I had to decide which path I was going to pursue. My decision did not necessarily come easy, but it came when I made a conscious effort to find out if the Gospel of Jesus Christ was true. In my senior year of high school, I had a difficult time deciding which direction to take in my life. I was waiting to hear from several schools and had scholarships to many. I was determined to hold off on my decision until I heard from every school. My final acceptance letter came late one night and as I read it, I had an overwhelming feeling of peace and knew that was the path I needed to pursue. Initially, I did not understand this feeling. I knew what I needed to do, but I did not know why or what that impression was. I desired to have this confidence, peace, and assurance at all times in my life. It was then that I knew I needed to begin reading my scriptures daily and have regular personal prayer. I needed to learn more about the gospel of Jesus Christ. As I studied, I came to recognize that this feeling of peace was assurance from the Holy Ghost that the path I was pursuing in life was in accordance with what the Father would have me do. Choosing to follow that path was the single greatest decision I have made in my life yet so far. It is because of that decision and choices I made after to intentionally live the teachings of the gospel that I have come to know for myself that my Savior does live and that He did perform the atonement. I know that He suffered all things, submitting Himself to the will of men and to the will of the Father. He laid down His life and was resurrected carrying the promise that, through Him, all mankind have to opportunity to live eternally in the realms of our Father in Heaven. I am grateful for these truths and for my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ restored in these latter days.

How I live my faith

I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is more than a religion. It is a lifestyle. I have spent the last year serving as an instructor. I teach about recent talks by church leaders to the young single adult sisters in my ward. This has been one of the best experiences that I have had. As I study and prepare to teach these wonderful sisters, I come to learn so much and gain a greater appreciation for the gospel of Jesus Christ. In addition to being an instructor, I am a visiting teacher. Visiting teaching is an opportunity for sisters to reach out to one another. I have one companion and we teach two sisters. Each month, we have the opportunity to prepare a lesson to share with our sisters and find ways to serve them. It is another way that we can bear one another's burdens and support each other.