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Hi I'm Emma

I am a Southern California girl! I love life and having fun, but most importantly, I love my Savior. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Southern California girl. I love the life and the oppertunities that our Savior has given us. I believe in giving everything your best effort and living up to your divine potential. I love the sun, the outdoors -- the beach in particular, going on adventures, having fun, baking, working with my hands and smiling. I have a passion for art and enjoy all forms of it; in particular the fine arts. I believe education is important, no matter what form it may be in. I am a college student aiming for an art major and working as a lifeguard/swim instructor. I have been blessed with a wonderful and fun loving family. I am very close to them and love them all dearly, and I truly beleive that families can be together forever. I believe in being a good person and that the attributes of patience and kindness goes a long way. Currently I am serving a mission for the church in Manchester England for 18 months and loving it!

Why I am a Mormon

I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and what he has to offer us. Words cannot describe on how blessed I feel to have the gospel by my side in life. I was born and raised in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Even though I was raised in the gospel, I had to have my own spiritual conversion to it. I always knew that the gospel was good for me, but it took me time to spiritually come unto Christ. My parents raised me well, but what brought me closer to the Church, was the immense love of my savior. There is not a more pure feeling than that. After understanding the saviors love; his plan for us to return to him became much clearer and I was able to cling onto the gospel. I have a testimony that the savior restored the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints through Joseph Smith. I know that he was a prophet of God and saw the first vision. I know that we were given the scriptures here on earth to learn from and to guide us. I have a testimony that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and that Joseph Smith did translate it through the savior. I have gained a testimony of these things through asking my Heavenly Father. And through all of these things, I found hope.

How I live my faith

I live my faith as an everyday part of my life. I believe following the example of Jesus Christ is something that we should be striving for on a daily basis. I know that I am not perfect, but I try my best and I know that through repentence I can be forgivin of my mistakes. Every Sunday I attend church and strive to keep the sabbath day holy. While at church I have held church callings based upon service. Some of them have been, making the programs for sacrament meeting, being a young womens youth group leader for various ages, and being in charge of activities and events. During the week I attend institute classes, which are religion classes and I try to pray and read my scriptures daily. Family is central in the Lords plan and I am always striving to make my family a priority. Whether it is spending quality time with them or just having a chat. Currently I am serving a mission for 18 months for my church; to try to invite others to come unto Christ and share the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints with them. Living my faith and living my life are not seperate spheres; I live my life through my faith. The gift of life, that God gave us is incredible and I know that it is even greater when we center it around our savior. Our happiness and joy can only be increased when we strive to live our life according to the way that God has prepared for us.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Emma
Have you ever thought there must be something more to life than just living day to day? There is—much more. Your life has a divine purpose. God, your Heavenly Father, has prepared a marvelous plan for your happiness. When you realize that God has a plan for you, it is easier to understand why you are on this earth. God wants all of His children to progress and become more like Him. This time on Earth provides opportunities for you to grow and progress. Coming here allows you to: Receive a physical body. Exercise agency and learn to choose between good and evil. Learn and gain experience that will help you become more like your Heavenly Father. Form family relationships that may become eternal. By following our Heavenly Father’s plan, you—like all of His children—can someday return to live with Him and with your loved ones. You can have greater peace in this life and eternal joy in the life to come. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Emma
There is a strong tradition of missionary service in the Church. The Savior taught, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations” (Matthew 28:19). Church members consider it a privilege to show their love for other people and the Lord by sharing the gospel. Missionaries generally begin serving when they are from 19 to 21 years old. Many retired seniors, men, women, and married couples also serve missions. Missionaries serve from 18 months to 2 years. Missions are voluntary, and missionaries are not paid for their service. Missionaries come from around the world, and they serve wherever the Church calls them. While serving full-time, missionaries are official representatives of the Church. I am serving a full time mission because I feel like that is where the savior needs me to be. I love bringing joy into peoples lives and letting people know that their Heavenly Father loves them and has a plan for them. Show more Show less