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Hi I'm Emory Andersen

I grew up in Glendale, AZ, I'm on a mission and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

So I love to read and write, specifically reading classical literature like Pride and Prejudice, A Tale of Two Cities and Les Miserables. I have played the piano for 16 years and I am 18, I prefer playing classical, spiritual and jazz. I love to do martial arts, specifically Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I love to run, and also play sports including basketball, football, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and even golf. I like to write poetry for fun and draw abstract sketches. I am an Eagle Scout. I've been working since I was 8 years old doing landscaping with my dad. I love to learn. I am planning on going to college, hopefully BYU. I also love to go shooting, and am very pro-gun. I want to get into hunting. I also eventually hope to have a family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member because I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. That through him and his atonement we can return to live with our loving Heavenly Father. I have felt my own personal confirmation through the Holy Ghost that Jesus Christ lives and that my Heavenly Father loves me. I know that he wants me to serve a mission which is part of the reason I am serving currently.

How I live my faith

I have had a few callings such as playing the organ for sacrament meeting, and currently I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, until June of 2018. I enjoyed participating in youth activities as a kid, and participated in the scouting program through the Church. I have previously been a home teacher.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Emory Andersen
It is impossible to put into words the full meaning of the Atonement, which is the most important and most transcendent event in the history of the world. Through His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross, the Savior atoned for our sins. This is the good news for all people! We can't fully understand how Jesus suffered for our sins. But we know that in the Garden of Gethsemane, the weight of our sins caused Him to feel such agony that he bled from every pore. Later, as He hung upon the cross, Jesus again felt the weight of our sins even as He willingly suffered painful death by one of the most cruel methods ever known. Jesus the Christ, page 462 states, "It seems, that in addition to the fearful suffering incident to crucifixion, the agony of Gethsemane had recurred, intensified beyond human power to endure. In that bitterest hour the dying Christ was alone in most terrible reality." The Savior tells us: "For behold, I... have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer... even as I." Jesus Christ did what only He could do in atoning for our sins. To make His Atonement fully effective in our individual lives, we must have faith in Christ, repent of our sins, be baptized and confirmed by one having authority, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, obey God's commandments, receive sacred ordinances, and strive to become like Him. As we do these things through His Atonement, we can return to live with Him and our Heavenly Father Forever. Show more Show less