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Hi I'm Emily

I am from Greeley, Colorado. I am a high school student. I am an athlete. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 16 years old. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, running cross country, playing soccer, writing, painting, singing, and being a photographer. My favorite subjects in school are math and language arts. My favorite food is mashed potatoes and baby-back ribs. I am a sister, aunt, daughter, and a friend.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ to me is the best thing and I know with all my heart that it is true. Though I am only 16 I have a strong testimony and firm foundation of the Church. Being a member for all my life, I have been so blessed to be able to grow up with all the gospel principles. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, with every single part of me and know that he lives and that he died for us on Calvary so that way we could return to him and Heavenly Father in Heaven some day. I have a testimony of the atonement, that no matter how alone we feel or how many times we manage to find ourselves in a position of imperfection and sin, we have someone to turn to who loves us and completely understands us. I know that Joseph Smith was called of God to restore the gospel to this earth. That as a young 14 year old boy he was able to do great things. I also know that through faithfully asking God, just like Joseph Smith did in the grove of trees, I can receive revelation and understanding for anything. I know that The Book of Mormon is true and that it is another testimate of Jesus Christ. I know that through prayerful study anyone can receive answers to questions. I have been asked, "If you could change your religion, would you?" My reply to that question is, "I can do whatever I want to because I have agency, or the freedom to choose. But I know for a surety that my Church is true and that it makes me happy. Now who would want to leave something that makes them happy? I sure don't." The one thing that I wish I could do more of is sharing this happiness with everyone around me. People go through life not knowing much about where they came from or where they or going or why they are even here. But the coolest thing is that I know the answers to all of those questions because I have the gospel. I know I am a loved daughter of God, I know I'm here for a purpose, and I want to share all of this knowledge with those around me so that they too can have the happiness I have.

How I live my faith

I am the Secretary for the Laurels' class in Young Womens. This means that I take notes and help in planning fun activities for girls ages 16 to 18.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

To allow the new member to take upon them the name of Jesus Christ and help them be born again. Also, because God asked us all to be baptized by immersion by someone who has the proper authority. Show more Show less