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Hi I'm Emily Fuller

I am an Agency Process Associate for Allstate Insurance. I love rock climbing, crocheting, and playing piano. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I learned about the church when I was studying abroad in Spain from my roommates' book, The New York Regional Mormon Singles' Halloween Dance, written by Elna Baker who is an active Mormon comedian. I joined the church nearly four years later. I went to Drake University to study Marketing and Management and now I work for Allstate Insurance as a Market Research Consultant. I am excited about advancing in my career and supporting younger employees as a peer mentor and friend. In my free time I enjoy indoor rock climbing, hiking in Colorado, running 5K races, crocheting afghans for friends and family, playing piano to relax and cooking dinner with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Episcopal Church. My parents and sister are still active in the Episcopal Church. As a child, I learned about the Bible, our Heavenly Father, his son and our savior Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. However, as I matured in my faith I began to have more questions that couldn't be answered and I couldn't deny a longing for more, more of the Holy Spirit in my life and a greater knowledge of the truth about our Heavenly Father and why I am here on this Earth. I was introduced to the church through my ex-boyfriend and felt there was something special about this church after I had attended on Sunday a few times. I wasn't able to fully commit to learning about the church at that time, however, because I was serving as a Youth Group Leader at my parents' church. Once I completed my term at the Episcopal Church, I started to attend the Mormon church more often, do more research online, and ask more questions of the member that I had met over the weeks. Getting to my decision to join the church was a very long process. I took it slowly, praying for answers and confirmation, reading through all the scriptures, asking lots of questions of friends and Sunday School teachers, and meeting with several pairs of missionaries. My exploration or "investigation" of the Mormon church lasted over two years. Then through prayer and reading the scriptures, I came to learn that I wanted to join the Mormon church and take on the covenant of baptism. My baptism was perhaps the best day of my life thus far. It was a very happy day, full of friends and new acquaintances who were excited to support me as I entered this new chapter of my life. My parents even attended the baptism which was a very big deal for me. After my baptism and confirmation, I felt such happiness and peace. I am so excited that I found the true, restored church of Jesus Christ and I am very humbled to call myself a Mormon today.

How I live my faith

I serve the community in different ways that also fit my interests and hobbies. I go on annual hikes with Peak4Poverty (www.peak4poverty.org) which is a nonprofit organization started my one of my friends from college who grew up in Tanzania. He felt called to do something to help the orphans near where he grew up by breaking the cycle of poverty through education. We raise funds and awareness for these children and help them complete their education so they can in turn come back and support their community for a better tomorrow. I also love volunteering with Feed My Starving Children (www.fmsc.org). This nonprofit organization focuses on sending food to third world countries. The organization is incredibly efficient and works solely by volunteers to feed thousands of people every year with balanced and nutritious meals that only require the addition of a bit of water. In the church, I serve as a Sunday School teacher and I help to plan activities for the young adults several times a year. It is exciting for me to be so involved in my church and community because I feel so grateful for everything that I have and I love having the opportunity to try to share some of my blessings and pay it forward.