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Hi I'm Emily

I am a wife, teacher, athlete, adventurer, and a mother of 3. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

About Me

I grew up on a cattle ranch in rural Idaho and enjoy playing volleyball, hiking, gardening, decorating, playing the piano, and spending time with my family. I come from a family of 8, and am lucky enough to get to stay at home with our three beautiful children who keep me busy cleaning, making dinners, solving arguments, going to parks, doing art projects, and cleaning more!

Why I am a Mormon

Both my parents are faithful Mormons. My siblings and I were raised going to church every Sunday and reading the scriptures (Book of Mormon and Bible) on a regular basis. I always believed the gospel was true and it always felt right to me, however, it wasn't until I was living on my own that I took the time to really pray about and find my personal testimony of the doctrine of the LDS Church through study and prayer. Since that time, I have learned so much more and continue to learn as I'm presented with different experiences in my life. If I am studying my scriptures faithfully, even when it's hard, I have learned that I will receive answers to my prayers, and as I do that, the gospel and the way we are taught to live makes sense to me, I'm comforted and feel at peace, and I know its true.

How I live my faith

Right now my job in our ward is to help prepare the young women for girls camp. We just completed a fundraiser where the girls made and sold cookie dough to help pay for their expenses. I go to their classes on Sundays to get to know them all better and to learn from them. In the church, we are given many opportunities to serve others I have found much personal strength and spiritual growth by accepting to make dinners for those going through a difficult time, serving at funerals, teaching classes, playing the piano, or speaking in church. I try to live my life not only the way I've been taught by my parents and church leaders, but by the way I personally think would be pleasing to my Heavenly Father.