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Hi I'm Emily Haight

I dance in the rain. I love to laugh. I'll be in Brasil for 18 months because... I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 1 of 8 in my family- 6 kids. I was born in Michigan. When I was 2 years old Ford moved my family to Thailand for 2 years and then Missouri for 2.5 years. When I was in kindergarten, my oldest brother got really sick and the only place that had any idea on how to help him was the University of Michigan. Luckily, Ford was able to transfer dad to the plant in Detroit and that where we lived for 1st-6th grade. In 1st grade my family adopted my little brother, but I always forget he's my adopted little brother-he's just my brother. In 2006 the economy was bombing so my dad decided to quit his job and move us to Utah closer to family for about 2.5 years. Unfortunately that did not work out as well financially as hoped so he was then blessed to get a job with Cummins Inc which moved us to Indiana. So after 9 different schools, 2 countries, 5 states, I guess Indiana is currently my home. When I was 17 years old I found out that my mom had a baby in high school that was adopted right after she was born. My older siblings found out when they graduated but my mom felt like I needed to know because she felt like something would happen soon. Almost exactly a year after I was told, my mom received a phone call from my oldest half sister who found her and has since become one of the family. I just finished my first year at BYU and absolutely loved it. I love a little bit of everything so I do not quite know exactly what I will be studying or where I will end up in the future, yet.

Why I am a Mormon

Moving so much in my life was really hard for me. It almost seemed like every time we started to feel comfortable in a certain place Heavenly Father knew we were needed or that we needed other people and other experiences and would tell us it was time for us to move elsewhere. However, because I have always had the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life and strive to gain a closer relationship Him, I have always been blessed with comfort and knowing that there is ALWAYS someone that is there for me and no matter what I go through or how lonely i feel, I can always turn to my Savior. I know that my family will be together forever and I love them more than text on the internet can explain. I love my Savior. And I have decided to serve a mission for my church so that the people of Brasil can also be with their families forever and have the love and peace in their lives that I feel as I continue to try to live the way Our Savior would have me live. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ on the earth again and is organized with a living prophet that is called of God and gives modern day council. I am a Mormon because I cannot deny the truths that I know and continue to learn and read and pray about and have confirmed to me every time I kneel in prayer. I know my Father in Heaven sent His Son who was and is Jesus Christ. I know that He lived on earth as a perfect example for us and that He died for all of us so that we may be given mercy and return to live again in the presence of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I know that He broke the bands of death and was resurrected and that He lives. He loves us. He is always there for us and no matter what we do, no matter how many times we screw up, we are always accepted and welcomed back with open arms. Heavenly Father requires so little of us and gives us SO much in return. I know who I am, why I am here, and where I am going because I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I never saw myself attending BYU because that seemed too cliche to me to be a Mormon at BYU. However, Heavenly Father knew that that was exactly where I needed to be. It is a beautiful thing to be able to attend a university so full of love. BYU was definitely not my first choice, but after a lot prayer, Heavenly Father made it obvious that that was where I needed to be. Now, after a year there I can confidently say that attending BYU is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I was given the opportunity to study the Bible and the Book of Mormon daily with professors that gave me added insight that I never would have received had I not been blessed to go there. And the professors in all of my classes trusted us as students which is a unique experience. I was given the chance to organize youth my age once a week to gather together for discussion on what's been going on in our lives and talk about the gospel of Jesus Christ and then participate in games and activities together. I also was able to meet with different girls that attended my church every month outside of church and we all kept an eye out for each other and were always there for each other if anyone needed anything. I was blessed with roommates that also wanted to get closer to Our Savior and helped me learn who I want to be in my life and helped me grow and gave me strength by supporting me in my life. Currently, I am home working in Indiana and waiting to leave on my mission. I have decided to serve a mission for my church and I will be in Brasil for the next 18 months teaching about the gospel of Jesus Christ and serving the people in anyway that I am needed.