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Hi I'm Emily

I play the flute, I'm a road trip enthusiast, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to travel and visit new (and familiar) places. When I was young, my family took many cross-country road trips, which helped me to learn to find joy in the journey and not just a destination. It feels great to meet new people and form friendships with the many different kinds of people around me. Most of all, I cherish the relationship with my family. As we have grown up and moved, staying in contact with my family - wherever they are - helps us to stay close. I love to study history, play the flute and tin whistle, and embrace the learning opportunities of each day.

Why I am a Mormon

I have read the Book of Mormon, and I have felt in my heart and know in my mind that it is true. Knowing the truth about the Book of Mormon helps all the different puzzle pieces of my Church fall into place for me. I didn't always know this, though. When I was a young teenager, I realized that I needed to find out for myself if what I had been taught my whole life was true. I sincerely read the Book of Mormon and gradually I felt that it truly is scripture given from God. I now see myself more as a daughter of God than I ever have before, and I rely on my Savior, Jesus Christ, to help me change and become a better person. I can say now that I know my life has a purpose.

How I live my faith

I try to follow the example of Jesus Christ by loving others; He loved everyone and I try not to let harsh judgements or stereotypes prevent me from being kind. I try to make choices that will help me become a better daughter of God. Even though I make mistakes each day, I know I can get back up and try again. I also enjoy teaching the little children in my church, and love visiting with women in my congregation at church and in their homes; I get to know and love them as unique individuals.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is a spiritual witness from the Holy Ghost (or Spirit). A testimony can be large or small, and starts as simply as having a desire to believe. It includes knowing that Heavenly Father lives and loves us; that Jesus Christ is our Savior; and that because Jesus Christ's church was restored to the earth through a prophet called of God named Joseph Smith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is truly the Savior's Church today on the earth and a prophet lives and leads us. Show more Show less