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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a college student. I'm a writer. I like to spin flags, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a freshman in college studying chemistry on a pre-health track. I want to be a Pediatrician one day, but I also enjoy writing. I plan on serving a mission when I finish my bachelors degree. I'm terrified of sharks and clowns, and I think kittens are the cutest things ever. I love cupcakes and delicious food. I spend way too much time on Facebook and Youtube, and I really like the color coral.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church, baptized at 8, etc, but my conversion came throughout the years of my youth. Being raised on church standards I always knew what was expected of me, but as I grew older I learned why they were important. I've learned that Heavenly Father wants me to be safe, healthy, and happy throughout my life. Through seminary and personal scripture study I have been able to understand God's plan for me in my life and have learned to trust in Him and His timing. I know that the prophet Joseph was called of God and that he restored the fullness of the gospel on Earth. I know that Thomas S. Monson is God's prophet today and that all of the instruction from the Apostles, 70's, and General Authorities are what God wants us to hear and do. I know that Christ is my Savior and that I am a child of God. And as such, I know that I can always go to my Father in Heaven for guidance or comfort and that my relationship with Him is extremely important. I love my Heavenly Father and am grateful for everything that he does for me in my life and for Christ and his atoning sacrifice so that we can all be together again.

How I live my faith

I have been a class leader for the older girls in my youth program, and I earned my personal progress medallion this year, an award equal to an eagle scout rank. I have read the Book of Mormon 3 times throughout high school, and plan to read it even more in college.