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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a student at BYU, a sister to four siblings, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to spend time with my family, which consists of two loving parents and three older brothers who are great examples and a hilarious younger sister. I am currently taking time off school at Brigham Young University as I serve a mission in the Brazil Porto Alegre North Mission until May 2015. I love reading, watching movies, and hanging out with my friends. I enjoy watching college sports and making others laugh.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints but the older I get, more instances occur in which I have to choose what path to follow. Growing up in an area where the vast majority were not members, I had to make a decision whether or not I believed in this gospel and whether or not I was going to live the standards. I have seen how much happier I am when I live the gospel standards and surrounds myself with good influences. My testimony has been greatly strengthened over the past year. Through religious courses at my university and memorable experiences at church meetings, I have gained a greater knowledge of the truths of this religion and especially God's love for everyone. I know my Father in Heaven loves me as He constantly answers my prayers, even when I don't ask him specifically. He has provided me with everything. His answers to my prayers and the blessings He gives me pass any possibilities I could imagine. When I look back on my day, it is easy to see that life is not filled with great coincidences but the hand of God and His love and care for me.

How I live my faith

While at school, I was on a planning committee to help plan activities for members of my congregation. We advertised activities that would help us grow closer together and become better friends, such as bowling nights or group trips to go ice skating. We also planned a large dinner for the girls in my congregation in order to create a greater sense of sisterhood so while we were far away from home, we felt love and support around us. Now that I am home, I spend time teaching and helping with a junior Sunday School for kids ages 3-12. As I see the gospel knowledge and light coming through these young children, it only helps to strengthen my testimony.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Families are so important to members because we believe that we need a sense of love and support in this world. We believe that through a temple sealing, families can be together past death, for all time and eternity. Families can be a source of love, guidance, support, knowledge, and care as we grow and navigate throughout this life. Heavenly Father wants all of His children to be cared for while in this earthly life. Show more Show less