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Hi I'm Essie

I grew up in Mapleton, Utah. I am a singer and a college student. I am a Missionary!

About Me

I am from Mapleton, Utah and I have grown up with the best family in the world. I have four sisters and one older brother. I am working to get into the vocal program at BYU. I love opera and classical music. I love backpacking in the mountains. I have lived in Utah my whole life and I love it more than any other place in the world. I am a brand new missionary in Sweden and I love sharing the gospel with all my heart!

Why I am a Mormon

I see the evidences of God all around of me. I see it in the innate good that humanity has, in children, in nature. I have felt inspired in what I need to be doing many times, but none of these instances have been a result of my own thoughts. I love having the knowledge that I can be with my family for all of eternity through temple ordinances. I have seen the lives of those who live the gospel faithfully and the fulfillment and joy that they receive from following the Savior. I have felt the overwhelming love of God many, many times come over me. It is a feeling that is undeniable and incredible. Even in the worst of days, God gives me a sense of hope, understanding, fulfillment and comfort. I feel that even more as I serve my mission. I have never more fulfilled than when I am teaching the gospel and helping the Lord in his work. It is amazing to see how much lives can be changed through this gospel, including mine.

How I live my faith

I love to serve in the church with music. I have served others around Utah by singing for congregations and teaching others to do the same. I believe that music is one of the best ways to feel the spirit of the Lord in our lives. I have tried to portray God's love in my singing, which has brought about my own testimony as well as helping others. I have found that, for many people, music is what touches and softens their hearts. I hope that this will be a helpful tool for me as I serve my mission. Music really is a huge way to invite the spirit into peoples' lives.