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Hi I'm Emma Roundy

Hi! I grew up in Arizona. I have a passion for swimming and helping others. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I think the most appropriate thing to start out with as I introduce myself, is that I am obsessed with two things: helping others, and Dr. Pepper. I feel any other introduction without mentioning those two things would just be wrong. I grew up in the LDS church, but my true conversion I believe, came from various trials and the blessings that came from those trials. I am in college! I currently attend Utah Valley University, and I plan to attend Brigham Young University School of Nursing. I love being involved in everything. Whether that be church, school, or even being extra nosy with people I just meet, truthfully. I love making connections and drawing experiences from them. I am always up for an adventure, as my motto goes something like "well no matter what happens, at least we'll have a story to tell." I was an athlete. I swam competitively for 10 years of my life and I loved every second of it. I had gotten injured pre-season of my senior year of high school and it crushed any collegiate athletic dreams of mine. But hey it's okay! It was a blessing in disguise as I found the time and opportunity to do other things. I am passionate about my siblings and sports. If you bring up my sister, my brothers, or the Patriots, we'll probably end up talking for hours. Oh! Fun fact, I'm allergic to carrots.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon, because I know that this is one true gospel that has been restored on this Earth. I grew up in this church, but throughout my childhood I looked at church as just something I am supposed to do. That it was just expected of me, and what I was being taught was the truth- no doubt about it. I mean, it was all I had ever known as far as a religion goes. Throughout my teenage years, I was opened to various religions through friends and adults other than my parents that I viewed as mentors. During high school, my parents had a pretty long and messy separation. This was one of the biggest trials in my life as every day seemed like a new battle had to be fought at home. I started by being angry at the situation, and angry at God for making my family go through something like that. It took me a little while, but by prayer, and sincere, heartfelt interest and participation at church while learning more of the gospel, I grew loser to my Savior and Heavenly Father. My testimony of the Atonement grew immensely, the love I had for family and eternal families grew, and I decided to look at the trial as a blessing rather than a burden. I take this outlook for anything that crosses my path in my life. We are here on this Earth, so that one day we can return to our Heavenly Father. This was made possible through the Atonement of our Savior and brother, Jesus Christ. This is why I am a Mormon, as I know this is true so deeply in my heart and soul.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing my best to uphold the standards I have learned throughout my life on a daily basis. I do this by remaining modest in the way I dress, refraining from using fowl language, and being open to share my testimony in any given situation. I go to church every Sunday, and each time I go I learn something new. And, I set new goals for myself for the coming week to be a better version of my self as a daughter of our loving Heavenly Father. I also live my faith by service to others, and loving others. I do my very best to stay away from judgement, and accepting people for who they are and setting the best example for them whether I just be an acquaintance, close friend, or family member. I live my faith by loving everyone for who they are, as Heavenly Father loves all of us equally, and recognizing people as a son or daughter of God.