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Hi I'm Emily

I am a travel enthusiast, an avid reader, and an earnest seeker of kindred spirits!

About Me

I am currently a college student, studying computer science. I recently returned from an 18 month mission in Finland, teaching God's children in that blessed corner of the world about His everlasting gospel! I am passionate about the role of women in the world and in the Gospel. I know that God cherishes His daughters, and has endowed us with special gifts for us to use to bless the world. I love my family deeply and I am grateful that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have provided a plan that allows me to be with them beyond this life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a testimony that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is Christ's church upon the earth today. This testimony is founded upon the confirmation I feel when I ask my Heavenly Father, through prayer, if this is His church. This foundation has been strengthened by reading the Book of Mormon, reading the Bible, attending church services, and sharing my beliefs with those around me. Through His Gospel, Jesus Christ brings me peace in the midst of tribulation, He gives me answers when I am stuck in confusion, and He turns my sorrow into joy. I know that Jesus Christ atoned for my sins and suffered for my afflictions. I am so grateful to be a part of a Church that helps me draw closer to Him. I know that this Church is Christ's restored Gospel on the earth today. I know that He is the head of the Church, and that everything we do, is done with His authority.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by seeking every day to become a little bit more like my Savior Jesus Christ. I draw nearer to Him as I study the scriptures and the words of His living prophets. I also live my faith by building relationships with Heavenly Father's other children. As I develop friendships with the people around me, I feel more of the infinite, divine love that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ feel for them. I know that the Gospel of Christ transforms us and helps us become the people who God and Jesus Christ want us to be.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Grace is essential to our salvation! Without the grace of Jesus Christ we would all be lost. Grace, however, does not absolve us of accountability. Grace is what allows us to be forgiven of our sins when we repent, but we still need to repent. Jesus Christ does not require repentance as payment for His Atonement. We read in Isaiah, "every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price." (Isaiah 55:1). The Atonement is a free gift to all men and women. So if repentance is not required as payment, why is it required? We must repent because the purpose of this life is growth, and we improve as we sincerely repent of our sins. Show more Show less