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Hi I'm Em

I grew up in Las Vegas, NV. Yes, people do live normal lives there, and yes, there are Mormons. I am one of many!

About Me

My family means the world to me. We do everything together. We have remodeled our home and yard together. We have cried and laughed with each other. We love to go on family vacations. I have been to Oregon, California, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Washington, British Columbia, Mexico, and Idaho. Our time spent together has helped me realize the loving eternal plan that Heavenly Father has for us. I have come to know that all the people on this earth are my spiritual brothers and sisters, and I don’t want anyone to forget or feel disconnected from our Heavenly Parents. We are a forever family. That is why I am going to do my part in bringing my brothers and sisters home to the Savior and Heavenly Father. I have been called to be a missionary and serve the people of Pennsylvania. I am preparing now to become the best missionary I can be. I am very old fashioned and therefore will be making most of my clothes for the mission. I have been sewing since I was two with my mother helping me. I enjoy singing, dancing, playing the piano and organ, painting, embroidery, crocheting, tatting (a lost art and luckily a family skill), working with my parents in the yard and around the house, and storytelling. I plan to use all of these talents on my mission in order to help those I teach realize the love the Savior has for them. I am going to be the happiest, most loving and sincere missionary I can be.

Why I am a Mormon

I have personally prayed to know if each principle taught in the gospel is true. Each time I have felt the loving reassurance from my Savior that it is true. I know that we are loved by Heavenly Father. In heaven, He created a plan that would make it possible for us to choose to become like Him and stay with Him for all eternity. We cried for joy because we wanted this so much. We wanted to show our Heavenly Father that we loved Him and wanted to be worthy to be with Him forever. This was not possible without a Savior to suffer the sins, sorrows, and agonies of this world. Jesus Christ, out of love for His spirit brothers and sisters, agreed to suffer for us so that we could be together as a family for all eternity. Why am I here? Where am I going? Where did I come from? I can answer these questions because I have felt the confirmation of the Holy Ghost telling me that the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are true. Each principle taught comes directly from God through His prophets. The teachings are not interpreted by man and then taught to others, but are the pure, plain, and precious words from the mouth of our loving Father in Heaven. I know that this is true and I encourage others to pray to know for themselves if the gospel of Jesus Christ is true.

How I live my faith

I was born into a family that has proven its love and trust in God. It is not surprising that when the Savior’s gospel was brought back to the earth in its fullness, my ancestors were some of the first to join and stay faithful all of their lives. Because of their stories and the faith they have passed from one generation to the next, I was blessed to have my feet firmly rooted in the truths of the gospel. I have been a member all my life. I was not forced to believe in the church. I am a member because I know for myself that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. As I was growing up, my parents went to the temple every week. I knew from a very young age that the temple was the house of God and that I must pattern my life after the Savior’s so that I would be worthy of going inside one day. I worked very hard to be a good girl and prayed every day to do and be the best that I could. When I turned twelve, I was qualified and worthy to go. For seven years, I have seldom missed going to the temple with my parents each week. Together, as a family, we strive to live higher standards than the world so that we are worthy to be in the Lord’s house. It is a sacred place that reminds all members of the church how important they are to God and of their goal to one day live with Him again. I go often, because I never want the stress and worry of the world to distract me from the ultimate goal of always being with my Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ. Whenever I leave the temple, I feel immense peace, joy, and love from Heavenly Father. I know that He wants me to be the best that I can be so I am worthy to come back to His loving arms again.