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Hi I'm Emily

I grew up in California. I'm a stargazer, I'm a tree-climber, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm going to school at a university in Utah to become a dental hygienist. I love walking, hiking, climbing, stargazing, and going on adventures in the great outdoors. My roommates and I love quoting movies in normal conversation and will spontaneously break into song from movies or musicals when around each other. I enjoy photography, photo editing, and web design. I love meeting new people, I love being an aunt, and I love my family!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that there is a God, and He is the head of this church. He is just and unchanging; a stable foundation when everything else crumbles around me. I love His son Jesus Christ whose life was so full of selfless service and sacrifice. I feel forever indebted to Him for His atoning sacrifice for me. Through this atonement, I see life through eyes full of light and faith instead of fear. Through this atonement, I can live with my Father in Heaven and my family again after this mortal life. And I want that more than anything. So even though being a "Mormon" is not exactly easy sometimes, easy things are rarely worth it; and it will all be worth it to be with my loved ones again.

How I live my faith

In my LDS church ward, I am a Sunday school teacher; I teach the class "Family History and Temple Work." In this class, we learn how to extend the branches of our family trees. We discover our ancestors and our distant family members through various genealogical websites like Ancestry.com, Puzzilla.org, and FamilySearch.org (the latter being directly connected and run by the LDS church). The LDS church puts a big emphasis on finding our ancestors so that we can be forever sealed to them and they to us through temple ordinances or services. We believe that our families can be together forever, even after death, through the power of the priesthood in the temple.