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Hi I'm Emily Allen

I was born in Idaho and I love dancing, gymnastics, four-wheeling, and camping!

About Me

Hi, I'm Emily! I'm 19 years old and I'm currently serving a mission in Long Beach, California! I love it so much! I am happiest when I am outside! I love camping, fishing, four-wheeling, hiking, and swimming. I finished my first year of college at BYU-I right before I left on my mission and it was great! I am planning on majoring in early childhood special education. I am a ukulele player of four years and a violin player of 9 years! Yay! I'm obsessed with Disneyland and peanut butter, but most of all I love being a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

C.S. Lewis once said, "The fact that our hearts yearn for something that this earth cannot supply is proof that heaven must be our real home." I know what that yearning feels like, and I know that what C.S. Lewis is true, earth cannot supply something that will satisfy it. But I can say with all of my heart that there is something we have on this earth that is a little piece of heaven and it can bring us true joy and lasting satisfaction. It is the gospel of Jesus Christ. As I learn more about Jesus Christ through the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and our prophet, Thomas S. Monson, I can feel God's love. And as I try to live those teachings that Christ gave us, I feel His love even more abundantly. There is nothing more desirable than feeling God's love. It is an indescribable feeling that keeps me going through the hardest of times. Without it I would fail and fall and keep falling forever. Jesus Christ gives us hope and He loves us unconditionally. I am Mormon because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has the fullness of Jesus Christ's gospel and without it, I would be lost. :)

How I live my faith

Like I mentioned earlier, I am currently serving a full-time mission for my church! Each day I get to wake up and teach new people about what I believe and what I know to be true! It brings me so much joy to help so many people come closer to Jesus Christ. Each day I study the scriptures and pray to my Heavenly Father to help me truly understand them. Through my words and actions I try to be an example to everyone around me. By doing this I feel closer to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.