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Hi I'm Emily Hirschi

Hi, I'm Emily. I love to sing, laugh, and have fun. For my job I help a man with his genealogy, which I love and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, home of the Green Bay Packers! I'm not totally into watching sports, but I do enjoy watching their games if they come close to the Super Bowl. I'm a musical theatre/singing fanatic. I've sang all my life and have been in every musical/play in my middle school and high school days. It is my passion, and I love it. In May 2014, I married my love and best friend, and boy, it is a much more fun world when you're married! We met on his Spanish speaking LDS Mission to Wisconsin in 2010. It was really a brief encounter, and after his mission he added me on Facebook and in the summer of 2012 we started talking. It was all downhill from there. He is the one who brought me out here to Utah, and to Utah State University. I never would have considered Utah State otherwise (I wanted to go to Brigham Young University). Before we got married I was studying to get a degree in choral education. Since I've been married, I've had to work full time (so bills can get paid), but I've decided I don't want to major in music anymore. My thoughts have turned to either working with children, genealogy, or nutrition. I've recently found interest in these three subjects. My biggest goal in life is to become a mother and raise our children with my husband. Besides getting married, there's almost nothing I've ever wanted more. I'm not in that stage in my life yet, but I'm close! I am so excited for that time to come and to meet my children!

Why I am a Mormon

As I said, I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and let me tell you, that is no where near the Mormon population of Utah. I find that growing up outside of the Mormon Capital of the World has been a blessing in my life. Living where there aren't many people of your faith, and you're the only one in your high school who is LDS, makes it so you need to decide what kind of person you're going to be. As I have found, it seems in Utah there are more grey people, whereas in Wisconsin there is more black and white. By black and white I mean that you have decided who you are and what you will stand for, and to be grey is to be a good Mormon boy/girl on Sundays and the rest of the week to be someone quite different. Having grown up in Wisconsin, it seems there is more pressure to make a decision and define who you are, you can't necessarily be in the grey. I am so grateful to have grown up outside of Utah so that I was able to figure out who I am and who I wanted to be. I was able to test out this Gospel and know for myself it's truths. I was able to have experiences not native to Utah (being the only LDS person in my high school). I had to stand up for what I believed to be right and it has built up the testimony I have today. I am a Mormon essentially because I know this Gospel, I know it to be true and it is the greatest source of my happiness. Without it I don't know who I would be, but with it I know I am a precious daughter of my Heavenly Father and that He loves me. The Gospel has all the answers, and if it's missing an answer to your question, you can get on your knees and ask your God, your Father, and He will answer your prayers and your question because He still speaks to His children today. I know that to be true. And that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I mentioned I loved to sing. I am very grateful for the gift of song my Father in Heaven has given me, and my absolute most favorite thing I love to use my gift for is singing songs about my Savior Jesus Christ. Singing is the best way I know how to express my testimony with all my heart and soul. It brings the spirit into my life and helps me to feel closer to my Lord and Savior. I pray that others can feel my testimony and the Spirit bear witness of the truth through the songs that I sing. Music is one of the quickest ways to bring the Spirit and in our Married Student Ward up here in Logan, I have been given the responsibility of choosing and arranging all the music in our Sacrament Meetings on Sundays (with the title of Ward Music Chairman). Some people may think this job isn't very significant, but there have been days where I have chosen a specific hymn, and it has touched one person in a very significant way. I know Heavenly Father knows His children and He speaks to them in different ways, a lot of the time through other people and through music. Music is an essential part of Latter-day Saint meetings. I am so grateful to have music in my life.