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Hi I'm Emily

I'm from Texas. I'm a jazz singer/guitarist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been attending college in Utah, studying communications. Anytime I'm not studying, you can find me practicing guitar, or relaxing outside. I'm the type that always has a portable hammock with me, so I often end up spending a lot of time hammocking with friends. I also have a huge soft spot for camping and hiking, which is why I love Utah. The mountains in Utah are beautiful and hiking there has got to be the best thing ever. Lastly, coming from Austin, or as it's sometimes called "the live music capital of the world," I'm super familiar with the music scene. I could probably talk for hours about my favorite concerts and music groups, and I've started three different jazz bands.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I can't imagine my life without it. I've witness so many blessing related to being part of the church, and I know that the guidance it provides helps us be our happiest. I know that Heavenly Father has provided this gospel as guidance in finding our way back to Him and I'm so grateful for it. I have witnessed the comfort it provides, and have seen how it can help us to be most successful in this life. From it, I have learned that I can turn to my Heavenly Father for help, and that I don't have to go through trials alone. I'm so grateful for this gospel and I know that it is true. I have felt God's love and know that being part of His church will help me to become more like Him.

How I live my faith

As a part of the church I've had plenty of opportunities to serve others and learn to be a leader. Even at the age of fourteen, I was able to be president of my age group at church under the guidance of older church leaders. In my most recent calling, I was able to plan activities that helped those in my assigned group feel included, often tailoring activities to their individual interests. Outside of my callings, I have the opportunity to serve and teach other individuals that I'm assigned to (referred to as visiting teaching). Visiting teaching, arranges for us to sort of watch over a couple other individuals or to be there as a shoulder to lean on, and often leads to lifelong friendships.