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Hi I'm Emily

I grew up in La Grande, Oregon. I am a stay at home mom with a bachelor's degree in Sociology from BYU. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like softball, sewing, cooking, and exercise. I am a mom of 3 beautiful children. I also play the piano and organ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon but when I was a teenager I had some rebellious times and learned for myself that the faith that I grew up with is a safe place and a place of peace and love and happiness. Now, I am more committed than ever. I owe everything to my Savior and I have a hope to be with my family forever so I'm going to do all I can to realize that goal.

How I live my faith

I'm a visiting teacher I go into people's homes and visit with them and help them with their struggles. I also work with the Beehives. They are Young Women between the ages of 12 and 14 years old.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Emily
The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead. The Holy Ghost is a companion and helps me to be safe as I go throughout my day. I am also a very forgetful person and several times a week I get little reminders that I need to go and do something that I would have forgotten otherwise. The Holy Ghost is a very good friend as he is always looking out for you and helping you throughout the day. I have to pray to have the Holy Ghost be with me and I have to be living the commandments. Show more Show less

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Emily
The Book of Mormon is another witness that Jesus Christ lives and that he is God's Son. It is scripture. It contains writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American Continent who came from Jerusalem 600 B.C. In September 1823 Joseph Smith was visited by a heavenly messenger named Moroni (the last prophet to keep the record). Moroni told Joseph that God had called him to do a work. Moroni showed Joseph Smith where the plates were buried on the hill Cumorah in the state of New York. The plates were of pure gold and need to be translated by the inspiration of God. Joseph translated the ancient writings and published it in 1930. The book contains the gospel in it's purity. It is similar to the Holy Bible but it contains the fullness of the gospel as we believe that parts of the bible was taken out throughout the ages. The book contains an account of Christ coming to America after he was crucified in Jerusalem and then resurrected. Christ taught the gospel to these ancient inhabitants. Jesus Christ formed His Church among them. The book contains the teachings of Jesus Christ, testifying of His Atonement and His love. It supports and verifies the Bible. The Bible contains prophecies about these people in America (see Ezekiel 37:15-17, Isaiah 29:18). The Book of Mormon concludes with a great promise that those who read it and sincerely pray aboutit can know by the Holy Ghost that it is true (Moroni 10:4). Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Emily
The Law of Chastity is a wonderful Law to protect us from harm. This law is that there is no sexual relations before marriage and that sexual relations should be between a Husband and wife. But it is more than sex, that we should not view images of people on TV, internet or magazines. We should not lust after the opposite sex/same sex. We should also try to keep our thoughts pure and Holy. There is no greater relationship than between a Man and Woman who are committed to each other and to the family. The sexual relations should be kept safe and guarded and not exploited. It is wonderful to know that my husband is committed to obey this law and that I can trust that he is also committed to me. Show more Show less