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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a nursing student. I love the outdoors. I'm a road cyclist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! My name is Emily and I LOVE the outdoors. Anything from biking to camping to hiking - you name it! Except I don't like the bugs that go along with it. Eww. I'm also currently majoring in nursing and loving it! Once I graduate, I'd like to work in the Labor and Delivery unit because there's nothing better than working with sweet little babies!

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the LDS church, I felt like I always just "knew" the church and the doctrine we taught was true. I had never thought twice about it. But when I started taking a mission preparation class, that all changed when our instructor told us to try and have the mindset of someone who was hearing our doctrine for the first time. He was trying to help us work on explaining our beliefs in a more clear and simple way. But for me, this piece of advice really started to attack at my testimony. Everything I heard at church started to sound completely crazy and I had no idea how anyone would believe anything we taught if they hadn't grown up hearing it. But one Sunday, I decided to go talk to a friend who is a convert to our church. I expressed my feelings and asked why she believed. She told me that at first, everything we taught sounded crazy to her too. But one day, while reading a pamphlet on the Prophet Joseph Smith, she felt something she had never felt before in her life, and knew it was the Holy Ghost testifying to her that our doctrine was true. As she spoke, an incredible feeling overcame me, and I knew in my heart that it was the Holy Ghost testifying to me too. It was in that moment that I remembered why I believe. I believe because of that feeling. You can argue the logic of our beliefs, but you can't argue what I felt. I know it was not just an emotion I simply created myself. It was the Holy Ghost testifying the truth of this gospel, and that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I've try to live my faith by doing just that. LIVING it. I once heard a quote that said, "Live in such a way that those that don't know Christ, but know you, will come to know Christ, because they know you." It's one thing to have beliefs, but as a Latter-Day Saint, I've tried to life my life in a way that's reflective of my beliefs. That is what's most important in my opinion. One way I do this is by getting involved with local service foundations. Each semester at college, I've joined a different service group, and by doing so, I've had many great opportunities to serve and help a variety of people. Just as Jesus Christ's life was filled with service, I think it's important to serve each other as well. Each time I do, I leave feeling uplifted and motivated to be a better person.