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Hi I'm Emily

California girl. Music lover. Zelda freak. Missionary. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived my entire life in a small Swedish town of California's Central Valley. I am the oldest of 3 girls, and did my first year of college at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Ever since my mother was converted by sister missionaries, they have always had a soft spot in our family, and thus I have been called as a missionary to the New York Utica mission. I love music, as well as reading, watching TV series, and playing video games... Okay, maybe just playing the Legend of Zelda video game series. I also enjoy quippy movie quotes, cheesy musicals, 80's movies, disco roller-skating, bowling, astronomy, dinosaurs, and sounding much more intelligent than I actually am. Oh, and I can easily geek out to all things Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, and pretty much anything by the BBC. More so though, I love this gospel and could not be more excited to soon be a missionary and share the message of our Savior Jesus Christ and of his everlasting love for each one of us.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, my parents were not members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and were instead living a lifestyle that was not very good. I was taken to church by my grandparents, and at an early age I developed a love for it. I loved the stories found in the Book of Mormon, singing hymns during our service, and above all, every aspect of the gospel that was taught to me. I was baptized when I was eight as is traditional for children, and it wasn't until a few years later when my parents were also baptized. Most all though, I am a Mormon because the gospel makes me happy. I know what it is like to not be living a gospel-centered life and have witnessed many people throw their lives away through addiction and wallowing in personal sorrow. Life is very hard to live sometimes, and I know in my own life I have definitely struggled too. But in the end, I always come back to what I know to be true, which is this restored gospel. The gospel is designed to make one happy, to teach about how to live a true life and above all, how to edify Christ-like attributes in everyday life. That is why I am happy to be a Mormon, because I know it to be true with all my heart and I know that without the gospel in my life, I would be so very lost in the world and would not be as happy as I am today. I know that my Family can be together forever, and it is only through living the standards taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by mainly being the best example of Christ that I can be. The best way I achieve this I have found is by doing service. I love volunteering at various food banks, nursing homes, and even through simple babysitting to bring smiles to people's faces. Another way I have achieved this in particular has been sharing the gift of music to nursing homes and interacting with the patients to offer a friendly face whenever they need it. I mainly live my faith though by extreme example. I know that Heavenly Father has given us specific rules and guidelines for our life because he loves us, and they are not restrictions in any way, shape, or form. We are blessed when we follow God's plan for us, and eternal salvation is possible through living the standards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Edifying God in every aspect of your life can help you become a great member of the Church, and being an example truly is key.