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Hi I'm Emily Eastman

I grew up in Washington. I love singing, running, ice cream, tutoring, and skin care with a passion. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm going to be a high school senior this year (wow how time flies)! Singing has really been my rock through high school! It's how I express myself and allow my spirit to shine through. I grew to love running about two years ago when I lost about 40 pounds. It's amazing how much lighter you are on your feet having shed 40 plus pounds, yet in your mind it seems you are heavier. I've struggled immensely with borderline eating disorders these past two years and am so thankful for my faith that has pulled me through it. I'm working little by little to completely overcome this nightmare, and my heart goes out to all those who fight similar battles. I am a 4.0 student, an enthusiastic volunteer, a happy hiker, and a "scholastics" scholarship winner. I've been blessed with an amazing family as well as a testimony of Christ tocaress me through the dark times and to illuminate the good times. Ask me anything.

Why I am a Mormon

In a world driven by desire and self satisfaction, being Mormon is well... seen as different. I will readily admit it is "different." It's difference to feel a prompting in your heart to do something you would not ordinarily do yet it is exactly what you needed, it is different to reread the same life changing book yet discover a whole new perspective, it is different to have leaders who constantly serve you, and it is different to feel Christ's light in your life when you are doing what is right. No I don't drink coffee, nor do I have tattoos, or short shorts, or explicit rap music, but I do have something far greater, something that I could not give up for one thousand mocha cookie crumble lates and that is the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I'm the Laurel's 2nd counselor (which means I help plan activities for and care for all the youth aged girls in my ward), I've read the entire Book of Mormon twice, I earned my "Young Women's Medallion" (A special award that takes over 100 hours of study and service), I attend all my church meetings, cherish EFY (an "Especially for Youth" church focused camp), and strive to keep the commandments and apply the gospel into my life.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Emily Eastman
The atonement of Jesus Christ is such an essential part of EVERYTHING I am. For awhile, I'd been stuck in this black hole. I'd become depressed and nearly hopeless. I remember sitting in seminary one day and receiving a lesson on the atonement that completely changed my perspective. While many focus on the atonement as an act of the Savior that allows us to repent of our sins, it is so much more! He suffered for our infirmities, for our sicknesses, death, and for our pain. We are never alone in any struggle, not just sin. When our mortal bodies fail us our depression overcomes us we can find peace in our Savior's atonement. We can pray and ask, just as we would for sins, if he will take upon him our agonies. This does not guarantee that we will be magically cured of cancer or completely free of anxiety, but it does ensure that through him we will feel peace and that he knows our limitations and will carry some of the burden placed upon our shoulders. Come unto Christ and partake of him atonement because his "yoke is easy" and his "burden is light." I testify that I know the atonement is true and we will find peace in our Savior if we only apply it in our lives. In the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen. Show more Show less