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Hi I'm Emily

I am a member of the lds church and love every part of it. It is who I am!

About Me

I am a serving as a missionary in the Trujillo, Perú South mission! To do this, I have taken a break from studying neuroscience at BYU. I love music, and play the piano, guitar, percussion, and the voice box (sing)! When I'm not reading or hiking, you can find me doing arts and crafts, trying out new recipes, spending time with my family, watching Disney movies, or enjoying my elephant collection! While I enjoy all books of all genres, from classics to utopian fiction, my favorite book by far is the Book of Mormon. It is the best book in the entire universe, and it is the first book I would recommend to a friend! In high school I had the opportunity to participate in all sorts of clubs, from National Honor Society, to Varsity quiz, to Cheese club, and everything in between! These helped teach me how to interact with all sorts of different people, and that every person has something to offer--even when they don't believe it themselves. I learned how to love people not for what they do, but for who they are.

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky enough to be born into this church and have amazing parents who have taught me its teachings since the day I was born. But, I am not a member of this church because of them. I have read the Book of Mormon many times for myself and I KNOW, more than I know that the sky is blue or that 2+2=4, that this is the true church of Jesus Christ, restored in all it's perfection from the days of Christ. I am a Mormon because we have a living prophet who gives us guidance and direction straight from God. I am a Mormon because we have the Book of Mormon, translated by Joseph Smith, and written specifically for the people of these times. I am a Mormon because I have experienced for myself the incomprehensible and unexplainable power of the atonement of Christ, through which we can be not only forgiven for our mistakes, but be comforted in our grief or pain. I am a Mormon because I love my father in heaven, and i know it is what he wants me to be. I am a Mormon because it makes me happy. I am a Mormon. I know it, I live it, I love it.

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith? How do I not live my faith?!?! I love this perfect gospel, and I love my Savior so much that I could never live any other way. I am in no way perfect, and I occasionally have doubts and questions, just like anybody else. But, I do have faith, and that faith allows me to move forward even in the hardest times. This world is crazy. It is dark, and it is filled with things that can bring you down. But as I pray, and as I read the words of God (especially the Book of Mormon), and as I put my trust in Christ, I feel peace and comfort. I don't know everything, but I do know that when I live faithfully by trying to do as Christ would do, I have no need to fear. I live my faith by trusting in God continually and by doing my darndest each and every day to be a better version of me. I am currently serving an lds mission. My love for the people I have served and the people I have served with has grown exponentially. But, I have also learned that no one needs a title to make a difference in the lives of others. It's always better to reach out and serve others just because you want to, and not because it's your "job". It's not always easy being a member of the lds church, let alone a sister missionary in a foreign field, but I have faith in my savior, Jesus Christ, and I live my faith by trying to be like Him.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon was written by prophets who lived long ago. They kept records of their people on plates and handed these plates down for generations. We dont have all the records, but what we do have tells us about two different groups of people (Lehi and his family who escaped the destruction of Jerusalem, and the Mulekites who lived at the time of the tower of Babel) who were led by God from their home lands to "a land of promise," specifically the Americas. A prophet named Nephi built the plates and was the first to write in them. Eventually, all of Nephi's people (the Nephites) became wicked and were killed off by the descendents of his brothers (the Lamanites) until there was only one man left. Mormon was directed by God to compile and abridge the writings of all these prophets and people, and eventually handed the plates doen to his son, Moroni, who completed the work. Hundreds of years later, Joseph Smith, who barely even knew how to read and write, was called of God to translate these plates into English. The Book of Mormon goes hand in hand with the bible. They work perfectly together to testify of Christ, and that he is our savior. Show more Show less