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Hi I'm Emmie Tolman

I'm currently studying at BYU. I've been called to serve in the Massachusetts Boston Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in Nebraska, Texas, Iowa and Utah. I like to serve people and work with others to coordinate activities. I am a student at Brigham Young University, studying Comparative Literature. I LOVE learning and I am having a great experience pushing myself academically at college. I have a *slight* obsession with books (and by slight I mean that reading dominates my interest). I love music, especially singing, playing the guitar and piano (although I wouldn't say I'm particularly talented at any of those things). I love my family and I'm grateful for them. Soon I am going to be serving a mission in the Massachusetts Boston Mission and I am so very excited to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ!!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, but I came to know this faith is true for myself when I was 12 years old. I felt like life was very turbulent and it was difficult for me to deal with challenges that I was facing. I decided that I would turn to Heavenly Father for support. I read the entire Book of Mormon all the way through for the first time, and I felt in my heart that it was true. I prayed to know if God was really there, and if He really heard my prayers and cared about me. The answer to those prayers was a resounding YES! Amidst the trials I was facing I felt the encompassing love of my Heavenly Father. I knew He was real. I knew that He knew me and loved me. That knowledge of a loving God and the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon changed my life. Through this gospel I feel PEACE and HAPPINESS and LOVE in a world that sometimes feels dark and hopeless. As I've gotten older, the feelings I had when I was 12 have continued. I've learned that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that because He died and performed the atonement, we can be redeemed from our sins and lifted up from despair and heartache. I have come to form a very personal relationship with Christ as I have come to understand that He LOVES me. My Savior is my best friend. Because of Jesus Christ I can return to live with my Father in Heaven after this life and I can live with my family forever! There are so many HAPPY promises in this gospel that bring me HOPE and JOY! I could go on and on about why I choose to be a Mormon, but really it boils down to two things: I KNOW it's true and it makes me HAPPY. I promise that if you try it, you can feel that same happiness! I invite you to read the Book of Mormon and pray to know if it is true. You will get an answer! Pray to Heavenly Father with an open heart and you will be able to feel His love. If you are not a member of our faith, talk to the missionaries! They would love to teach you more about what we believe! It's the best thing you could ever do! :)

How I live my faith

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for my entire life and I have decided for myself that I want to be engaged in living my faith and serving those I interact with. Currently I serve the other members of my faith as part of a presidency that leads and serves the women in my congregation. I organize lessons to be taught to these women during our Sunday meetings and make sure that the women are taken care of and loved. I also practice my faith by attending church meetings, reading scriptures, praying and serving other people. Because my religion has brought me significant happiness and peace, I have decided to serve an LDS mission for 18 months. During this time I will completely devote my life to serving God by teaching others about what I believe and how they can feel happiness like I feel. I will be going to New England to share how I feel about my faith and I am very excited to do so.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Emmie Tolman
Not all Mormons are required to serve missions. Worthy young men are asked to serve and young women are welcome to serve as well if they decide to do so. However, it is not required to serve a mission to be a faithful member of our church, so please don't hesitate to join us in worship! Show more Show less