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Hi I'm Emily

I'm an older sister, I'm a student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have grown up in Utah practically my whole life and I have absolutely loved it! Right now I am just finishing up my freshman year of college, loving every second of it. I get to room with my best friend and I having amazing roommates. Like many, I play the piano and have been for quite some time. I love listening to music that is uplifting and makes me feel good.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been taught my whole life the doctrine of the church by my parents, teachers, and leaders. I relied on my parents’ testimonies and what they taught me. I just always believed that what they were teaching me was true. I never really questioned. Around the time I turned 15 and was in junior high school I began to doubt the church and its teachings. I began thinking and wondering if what I had been told was true. I felt a void in my life and I finally came to the realization that I needed to find out for myself the truth and that I needed to gain my own testimony. So that's when I specifically prayed to Heavenly Father for the first time to know for myself that this was the true and living gospel and to know that He existed and that He actually knows me. The answers didn't come all at once. They came little by little and at different times. One specific time was during the summer when I got to participate in a week-long, youth, summer camp. At the end of the week I was able to share my thoughts and feelings voluntarily in front of my group. When I stood up and declared what was in my heart I got this overwhelming, confirming feeling that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true and living church upon the earth today. And all at once, all my doubts and fears were washed away. I can never deny that special witness that came to me that day. This has not been the only time the Spirit has born witness to me, but this was the start of my conversion process. To tell you the truth, even today I’m still looking for answers and I still have questions. But that’s the beauty about this gospel. Each day we get to start over, to try to be better, to improve ourselves, and to continue to find out for ourselves the truth. We never stop learning and we never stop progressing.

How I live my faith

This year I have had the opportunity to share my talents with others by playing the organ in my young single adult ward. The crazy thing is, is that I have never even touched the organ before this year. But with the Lord's help I have been able to pick it right up. Along with being an organist, I get to visit with some wonderful sisters in my ward!