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Hi I'm Emily Christensen

I dig plaid, the radio, and being a mormon. :D

About Me

Idaho is my home but I am currently serving a full time mission in Rancho Cucamonga, California! Before my mission I was going to school studying art and art history. Since I was young I have been experimenting with different mediums and styles of art. My favorite is illustration. There is a cool link between mind and hand while your thinking up something to draw. I've always liked to stand out. This theater kid would dress up in her own costumes growing up, to school and out and about. Life is profoundly better dressed up as a pirate. ;P My day is made when I can make someone laugh! When I am at home I love to roller-blade, cliff jump into Lake Coeur d'Alene and jam out with my little sista.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! But the real reason I am a Mormon NOW is because this church has brought me the joy I had always needed and wanted. It seemed like even though I had been raised into the church I was always searching for happiness elsewhere. I always felt that "free spirit" in me wanting to taste everything life had to offer. I thought that things the world had was where I would find that happiness, recognition and fulfillment that I wanted. These alternative paths led me to places where I didn't want to be and so I had to turn to Him. My savior. My Heavenly Father. I knew I needed to be back here, where blessings and happiness have filled my life. And I realize now that God has blessed me by preparing a way for me to return to him. I realize that this is the way to reaching my full potential and I know from experience how good the gospel truly is.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by staying true to what I know. I strive to serve my Heavenly Father, especially in this time of my life where I get to be a missionary and PREACH HIS GOSPEL! I try to become more familiar with the Savior's teachings every day so that I can follow his example, so that I can eventually be like him! I pray to my Heavenly Father every day for guidance and strength so I can accomplish all the great things he has in store for me. My goal is to live my life in a way that will be pleasing to him, and I know that as I do my trials will seem lighter and I will find and keep the happiness the Gospel of Jesus Christ offers.