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Hi I'm Emily

I grew up in the LDS church. I'm a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old and a freshman in college. I love school and I feel it is such a blessing to be able to further my education. I have always enjoyed playing and watching sports such as soccer and tennis. I come from a large family of tennis players and our favorite activity is getting together and having tennis tournaments. I also love music! I play the piano, guitar, and I sing. My family is the most important thing to me and I value the time I spend with them more than anything else.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the LDS church, however, this does not mean that I was not converted to this faith. I was baptized at the age of 8 but I depended on the faith of my parents for most of my youth. Finally the time came when I graduated high school and left to college. Upon arriving at BYU, I realized that I could no longer rely on the faith of my parents. If i didn't want to attend church there was no one there to tell me that I have to. However, as the semester progressed I realized that these small acts, like reading my scriptures, praying, attending church, and attending religion classes were the things that made me feel full and happy. The times I don't make time for these small things are the times when things seem hardest and I feel most stressful. I realized, in college, that the gospel was the true reason for my extreme happiness and joy in life.

How I live my faith

Our church has greatly emphasized family history. I have received two callings asking me to assist others in completing their family history, however, when I received this calling I couldn't even complete my own family history. Since receiving these callings I have been able to learn my own genealogy and seen the blessings that come from it. When you perform your family history it helps you grow closer to your deceased ancestors and be able to know about their lives and connect with them. This calling has helped me live my faith and increased the blessings I receive from my Heavenly Father.