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Hi I'm Emily Solis

I'm from New Mexico. I will serve in the New York Utica Mission speaking English. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I'm Emily. I love learning about other cultures and have had the chance to host exchange students from all over the world. I am currently taking a break from studying psychology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah to serve a full-time mission in the New York Utica mission, which covers upstate New York. I love to read and write and enjoy spending time with my two siblings and my parents playing games or watching movies. I have three dogs that I love spending time with and if I had nothing I needed to be doing I would do nothing but sleep and hang out with friends while eating.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church and each member of my immediate family belongs to the Church, but I still had to choose to continue to be a member. I choose to be a member of the Church because I know that the teachings are true. I have felt the Holy Ghost testify to me of the basic principles like prayer, the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith, and my Heavenly Father's love for me on multiple occasions when I have sought Him out. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to share my testimony many times and each time I have come away with a stronger belief than I had before. I have seen people fall away and come back to the Church and I have seen how their lives have changed. I know so much of the joy I have been blessed with in this life is a result of the Gospel and my obedience to its principles. I also know that the hard things in my life have been a little easier because of my faith. My senior year of high school my family hosted a girl from Scotland as an exchange student and I had one of the most amazing opportunities in the world as I saw her come to accept and love the Gospel. She came to us uninterested in religion but as she chose to attend church with us and learn about the principles we held dear she began to change her life to be more in keeping with the principles she saw us living. She had enough faith to change her life and to work to gain the testimony that she saw that we had. She has since joined the Church and her life is now astronomically different in so many ways. Seeing her faith and her journey has helped me in times when I felt that my faith was lacking and has helped me be more converted to the Gospel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in a lot of different ways. From the age of 12 until 18 I worked with the girls in my congregation as a youth leader for my age group. This meant I attended a couple of meetings each month and I got to help make everyone feel comfortable and loved and reached out to girls who might not have been as active. I spent some time as a Sunday School teacher for 8-year-olds and as a leader in Nursery, watching the toddlers in the ward. I also got to lead the music when the women met during church while I was at college. Probably my favorite way that I get to live my faith is Visiting Teaching, which is an amazing program meant to help every woman in the Church feel that she is loved and has friends. Each woman is assigned a couple of women to go and visit or somehow contact each month. She is also assigned someone who will go and do visits with her called a companion. The best part is that each person is given someone to reach out to and love and is also given people who will do the same for them. I love getting to visit the women I am assigned to and getting to know them and seeing how my love for them has grown as a result. It's a wonderful experience.