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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a college student about to serve an 18 month mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I would say I'm your typical 20 year old. I love watching movies, reading books, hanging out with friends, and being independent. I have attended a year of school, which was the best year of my life. I live my life based on happiness and choice, my two favorite things. I love helping people and being their rock, which is why I'm considering a career in Psychology, emphasizing more in research than counseling though. I'm also interested in Art History, and the way that it can tell us so much about the world and our views of it through the way we are able to express it. Being me is pretty boring, but that's just how I like it.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I have been a member of the church my whole life, it's been a continuing process for my testimony to keep growing. I believe that the church is true, I know that often God's will doesn't make sense and can be challenging, but I've seen the rewards. I know that I can be truly and eternally happy when I live my life so that the Spirit can dwell with me. Through this church, I know who I am and who I'm meant to be. That perspective has made all the difference for me, and I know that it can change lives. Christ can change who we are, if we only let Him. This life is meant to be exceedingly difficult, and trials often come when we least desire them, but we will never be left alone or forsaken. I'm a Mormon because I know that we will probably never understand this life. We may have questions and doubts, but nothing that we do, if it is good, is wasted. I feel my Heavenly Father's influence in the best things of this world, whether it be a laugh, a smile, a calm breeze, or a family reunited. If we believe in each other we can believe in Him.

How I live my faith

Living in a place that doesn't have very many members of the church, it can be very difficult to live your faith, or try to explain why you're doing things differently. But in a way, it makes you so much stronger. I have people paying attention, forming their opinion on Mormonism based on the things that I'm doing. It makes learning things even more important because you may have to turn around and explain them to someone that's very important to you. But going to church, and learning more and more every week, it makes me happy. In October 2013, I made the decision to serve a mission and teach the gospel to other people. I'm living my faith by continuing on through trials, and learning that I'm the one that makes the decision to be happy, and through Christ, I always can be.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

You will feel it! The Holy Ghost is such a powerful teacher, and you will be able to feel it as you are seeking to know the truth. Pay attention to those feelings, and keep searching the scriptures and asking questions. Heavenly Father wants you to know and understand that it is true for yourself. Show more Show less