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Hi I'm Emma

I grew up in Chicago and Dallas, currently preparing to serve a mission in the Curitiba South Brazil mission

About Me

Throughout middle and high school, I participated in my schools' marching bands as a member of the color guard. I did one year of college, where I also participated in the color guard, before deciding to serve a mission and putting in my papers.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but decided to continue going to church once I left home because I love the camaraderie and stability the church provides in my life. I love this church because of the love and joy it teaches, which is available to everyone! I truly do not know where I would be without the guidance I receive everyday through prayer and scripture study.

How I live my faith

I served as Family Home Evening co-chair for 8 months while at college which meant helping set up group activities every Monday night to help students feel less homesick by giving them another family unit. I also served as a Sunday school teacher for 6 months, all while visiting teaching every month.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Emma
No! Young men are counseled that they should serve missions if they are able. Sometimes there are factors such as money, health, and worthiness issues that prevent these young men from serving. Young women can go on missions if they feel they should. However, the leaders of our church have made it clear that young women are not second class citizens if they feel they should continue education, marry, or work instead of going on a mission. Older couples can also serve missions if they feel prompted, but it is not required. The Lord knows the best route for each of us and will guide us where we should go if we will listen. Show more Show less