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Hi I'm Emery Anderson

I love wake-boarding, playing the piano, being with friends and family, and meeting new people. :) I am a Mormon!

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah, a place that I love! I also love traveling to new places and want to see the world! I love playing the piano, reading, boating, singing, dancing, being outside, and spending time with my family and friends! I've been studying Elementary and Deaf Education for the last two years and hope to someday teach upper elementary in a school for the Deaf! I love strawberries, fettuccine alfredo, and carmex...but not all together ;) I'm the oldest of 5 children. The gospel pf Jesus Christ is the foundation of my family and because it has blessed us, and myself and brings us so much happiness I want to share it with everyone! I am so excited for the incredible opportunity I have to serve in the Washington, Everett Mission! I love my life!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents that were life-long active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was baptized a member when I was 8 years old. Throughout my life I have learned and been strengthened by so many people through word, deed, and example. As others have shared their testimony with me, mine has been strengthened. By small and simple things are great things brought to pass, and by small and simple things I developed and continually develop a testimony of my own. Most importantly, I know that we have a Heavenly Father who loves each and every one of us and wants us to be happy and return to live with him someday. I know that our Savior, Jesus Christ came to the Earth and died for all of the sins and trials we would face, I have felt his healing power of peace in my many times of need. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that because he prayerfully searched for truth he saw our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and was able to restore the fullness of the Gospel on the Earth. I know that we have a living prophet and apostles on the Earth today that receive revelation for the church that make it possible for us to grow closer to our Heavenly Father. I know that we are given families to help us learn and love, and that they can be eternal when sealed through proper authority.

How I live my faith

For the next 18 months I will be away from my home and family to meet and teach the people of Washington! I will get to serve The Lord and his people all day, everyday and I couldn't be more grateful! I was blessed to be born into the church and have had it in my life always. I love attending the temples which are the houses of the Lord. I have been able to help teach Sunday School classes, Family History research, and be very involved in the planning and carrying out of youth activities in my life as a member of the church. I know that no greater joy comes than that of serving God's children. I know that no greater happiness comes than when we have the spirit of Christ with us and when we strive to be more like Him. The Gospel can change your life and I gladly get to share that message with people all day everyday!