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Hi I'm Emma

I'm 18 years old, I'm a tap dancer, I'm a cartoonist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 18 years old and I am the youngest in my family. I have an older brother and sister, and an amazing mom and dad. I have lived in the same house my whole life, and I have also been home schooled all the way up until I started attending college. When I was 14 my mom bought me a book about cartooning and from that I have taught my self how to cartoon. I love to draw! I also love music and dancing (old musicals are the best. Just sayin'). When I started attending college I took a tap dancing class and fell in love with that style of dance. I have since discovered one of my heroes: Fred Astaire. I love old things. I am pretty sure that I was born about 80 years too late. I love bow ties and coat tails, white dinner jackets and top hats (and any hats in general. I LOVE hats), old style telephones (you know the ones where the ear piece and mouth piece were separate), telegrams, traveling by boat, records and record players, hand written letters and so on. I play the piano. I have played since I was little. My mom taught me until mid teens and then I started taking lessons away from home. I have been taught in the classical style, but I really want to learn how to improvise jazz and boogie woogie. I love to laugh, and it's not hard to make me laugh. I enjoy looking at the funny side of things. My dad says that I get that from my grandma.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have received the confirmation from God through His spirit that this gospel is true. I remember being unsure in my early teenage years about the truthfulness of this church, but as I have studied the scriptures and prayed to my Heavenly Father I have come to know that this gospel is Christ's gospel. I have come to know the truthfulness of the things that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints teaches as I have applied them in my life. As I have lived my life by the standards and teachings of the church I have been happier and more confident in myself and with my life. I know that this is the true church. I know that God lives, that Christ died for us and that He rose again. I know that we can be forgiven of our sins and washed clean. I know that Joseph Smith was and is a prophet of God and that he translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God. I know that the Book of Mormon is true.

How I live my faith

I read and study the scriptures every day. I pray to my Heavenly Father morning and night and try to have a prayer in my heart to Him throughout the day. I try to serve others in the way that I think God would want me to. I have had callings in the church in which I visited and taught other women and girls in my ward, and I have been able to serve at Young Women's Camp, where all the girls 12-18 are able to go for one week every year and learn more about the gospel, the earth we live in, and grow closer to God and each other. I have also been able to serve in the community. I volunteered to play the piano at an assisted living center near my home and was able to play there for an hour once a week for several months during the summer. I was also able to volunteer at the University of Oregon in the paleontology department sorting fossils. Also once every year our Stake has a day of service where we go out into the community and help to clean, repair and beautify the area in which we live. Right now I am currently serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.