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Hi I'm Emily Ann

My name is Emily and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Vallejo California however, my family moved quite often to different area's around the US. Looking back, I have grown to appreciate this because it gave me an opportunity to experience different life styles and cultures. My family spent most of our time in Utah so that will forever be my "home." I grew up in a LDS family of five; three older brother's and one older sister, so yes, I am the baby of the family. I love my family more then word's can express and am very grateful for all my parents taught me and continue to teach me. I grew up playing soccer, volleyball, and track but I am a dancer at heart. I have danced for about 10 year's now. I also enjoy outside activities such as hiking, swimming, camping, rock climbing, snow boarding, and etc. I love traveling- I hope to see all of the world someday. I started college about a year and a half early due to my general interested in the medical field. I work as a Medical Assistant and phlebotomist now and look forward to continue my education in the nursing program. I love to help/care for those in need so ultimately, that lead me to serve an LDS mission. I am so excited to spread a little bit of the lord's love to Washington!

Why I am a Mormon

Satan does not want us to be happy. He want’s to take away our agency and make us feel trapped and alone. Satan is smart at what he does, he leads you astray little by little until you look back and think to yourself, “how did I get here?” I am Mormon because I know Heavenly Father's plan will end in happiness. Is it hard to be Mormon- yes sometimes it can be; but I know if I follow him, he will never lead me astray. Heavenly Father want's each of us to be happy and he loves each of us so much. He see's something in each of us that sometimes we can't even see in ourselves. He see's each of us for what we all can be rather then what we are today. . I know without a doubt in my mind that this church is true because I have put it to the test. I know the joy this gospel brings and because of that, I want to bring that love and joy to everyone that I can.I know how it feels to be alone. Whether or not you admit it out loud, everyone has felt that at one point or another. It is a beautiful thing to know that I am never alone here on this earth. You always have a friend and there is someone always watching out for you. The big man upstairs is cheering you on everyday.I have a testimony in the power of prayer. I am grateful for Jesus Christ’s atoning sacrifice. I know each of us can be made clean through him that way we can return to live with our Heavenly Father someday.I am learning new things everyday and my testimony is expanding every single day. I am grateful for what I know and for all that I am about ready to learn while serving a mission. We are all his children and Heavenly Father is truly our father, I look forward to the day I can return back with him and be in his presence. I believe in his plan. Although I may not understand it all the time, I know his plan is much greater than mine. I am grateful for all the many blessings he has given me and continues to give me on a daily basis. He loves each of us. I am a Mormon because I believe without seeing.

How I live my faith

Growing up in different environments and atmospheres, I learned at a very young age that if I really wanted to be a so called "Mormon" and stick out of the crowd, I needed to stand firm in my faith and actually know whether or not this is the true church. A lot of times kid's believe something because that's what their parent's believe- although I did follow my parent's examples growing up, around age 12 or 13, I put their teachings to the test. I was living in Colorado at the time and I only had about 7 other kid's n my school that were Mormon. I stuck out like a deer in the headlights and really struggled to "fit in." I thought to myself, "okay if I don't go to church, will I really notice a difference? If I don't pray, will I notice a difference?" I questioned just about everything and I didn’t know it yet, but I was going down a slippery slope. I didn't know what exactly I was missing out on. Time passed and I started questioning my faith again but I did it the exact opposite from how I was questioning it before. I thought "okay if I pray, will I notice a difference? If I go to church, will I really notice a difference?" I turned to Heavenly Father in that time because I felt as though I hit rock bottom and I didn't really have anywhere else to go or anyone else to turn to- but boy, was I wrong. I learned super quick that there is no "rock bottom" when you turn to Heavenly Father for help. You are not alone- you never are and never will be. I live my faith by being a friend to those in need. I live my faith by standing out of a crowd and not caving into the little temptation's the world has today. I live my faith by going to church, reading my scriptures, and praying for help. I live my faith by loving everyone despise our differences. I live my faith by dressing modestly, not speaking with vulgar words, and being an example to my peers. I live my faith by striving to be a better person everyday. I live my faith by trusting Heavenly Father.