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Hi I'm Emily Spencer

I grew up in Northern California. I am studying molecular biology at BYU. Hobbies include writing, music, and hiking.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Northern California, surrounded by golden hills and vineyards. I am currently attending college and I am studying molecular biologist to hopefully become a pharmacist one day. I love going on outdoor adventures such as kayaking down rivers, hiking the redwoods, or body surfing out on the beach. I played the flute in my high school marching band and I can also play a some piano music. My favorite way to spend my time is writing. I wrote a three hundred page novel as a sophomore in high school and I am currently working on finishing off my second one now. When I'm not working on my writing I can be found hanging out with friends, watching a movie, or simply taking the time to enjoy life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a very religious family in Salt Lake City Utah. My ancestors were among some of the first members and pioneers of the church and their dedicated faith has been passed on to their posterity for generation after generation. I was raised in the gospel by parents who taught me to live the gospel not only by their words, but by their integrity and example. But I am a Mormon because of something more than just my family. As a young teenager I realized that I had to find out for myself if I personally believed the church was true for myself. One night I kneeled down and prayed to my father in heaven and asked if the church was true. A feeling of sweet peace and comfort washed over me, and somehow I just knew that everything I had been taught was true. Of course continuing to believe in the is not always easy. There were many personal trials that I faced in high school that tried my faith and tested me, but despite the distractions of the world I tried my best to push through them and rely on my Heavenly Father, even when I did not understand why I had to endure those storms. Looking back now, I realize that my Heavenly Father was watching over me the entire time and protecting me. There were several little miracles, so seemingly small and insignificant that I did not recognize at the time, that lifted me through my trials. I am still learning and growing with each day of my life but one thing I know without a doubt is that my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love each and every single one of us. Sometimes we may not recognize it or their hand in our life, but they are always there. I testify that God lives, that the gospel has been restored again on the Earth, and that by living the gospel we can become perfect through the atonement and return to live with God. The gospel is true and I love my God. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Living my faith has become a daily activity for me. I use most of my hobbies and talents to reflect my love for the gospel and Jesus Christ. For example, I am studying molecular biology because as I learn about the body my appreciation for the creation and my testimony for it increases. I like to believe that as I learn more about how the world works I grow closer to my Heavenly Father. I also write my novels to record my testimony, feelings, understanding, and love of the gospel. I am currently serving in my church by organizing family history activities, where I help members of the church research their family history and genealogy. I will also be serving as a missionary for the church in the very near future to Chile, which I am very excited and thrilled about. I cannot imagine a better way to spend my life than to serve people by sharing the gospel with them, especially since it has brought so much peace, understanding, and happiness in my life.