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Hi I'm Emily

I'm from Colorado. I'm a singer. I love to laugh. I'm a cook. I'm a convert. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My parents and I are converts to the church. It took several years for my dad and I to join. I wanted to be baptized whenever I was about thirteen, but my biological mother wouldn't let me, so I waited until the day I turned eighteen to join in on this marvelous work. I come from a blended family. In my family there are six children, and I am the second oldest out of all them. Life for our family wasn't easy growing up, but we are happy now especially with the gospel being the center of our lives. I am so grateful to be apart of this amazing gospel. I am so in love with this work and there is nothing more satisfying than helping others come unto Christ. I know that if the missionaries who helped me to be baptized whenever I was eighteen had not come out onto their missions, I probably wouldn't have joined. There is a reason that I had to wait. My testimony is so much stronger because of it. I am so happy and grateful that I have this fantastic opportunity to spread the gospel and that Heavenly Father has entrusted me with it.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was around the age of 7, my parents got a divorce. My two younger brothers and I went to live with our Dad. About three years later, my Dad got re-married to a wonderful woman who was a convert to the Church. She introduced us all to this marvelous work. My biological mother was not happy about this due to her believing false things about the Church and thought it was not of God. Whenever I was thirteen, I wanted to be baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I had taken the discussions and had a baptism date set. However, my biological mother went to extreme lengths to make sure I could not be baptized while I was still a minor. The church told me I needed to wait until I turned eighteen to be baptized. Throughout my teenage years, I took the missionary discussions several times. The last time I took the discussions before I was baptized, my dad took them with me. He also agreed to be baptized. In the end, he was baptized three days before me and then confirmed a member of the church, and also received the Aaronic Priesthood. Three days later, on my eighteenth birthday, my dad, the newest member of my ward, baptized me. I was then confirmed a member of the church and received the Holy Ghost. I am so grateful for the gospel and for the many blessings that it has brought into my life.

How I live my faith

One of my callings is I am the Multi-Stake Chair for all the Young Single Adults in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. I (along with a committee of those called to do so) plan all the big events throughout the year and one weekly event that happens every Friday night. My other calling is a Gospel Essentials teacher. This class is basically all the key points of our faith and the gospel teachings. Gospel Essentials has helped me tremendously to understand what it is that the church teaches. Lastly, I have recently been called to serve a full-time mission for eighteen months in Mesa, Arizona. I report the the Missionary Training Center in December. I am so excited to serve my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and the people of Mesa, Arizona. I try to live my faith by trusting in Heavenly Father and doing the things that he's asked of me. I know that if I trust in the Savior, that he'll bless me and that I will be closer to Him. I am so in love with this gospel.