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Hi I'm Emily!

I'm a college student. I want to travel the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 20 year old college student and I love life! I love to play frisbee, rock climb and laugh with my friends. I like to read and Harry Potter is one of my favorite series, though I do enjoy the Hunger Games Trilogy. I like to be with my family (I am the middle of seven children) especially when we goof around!

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I know that it is true. I grew up in a town with very few Mormons and I had to decide early on if this was something that I was going to do for the rest of my life, so I decided to test it out. I read the scriptures, I prayed, and I found that the Spirit does testify truth the everyone, but that it is different for me. I know that our Heavenly Father wants us to come back to live with Him forever, and to me, that's all I need to know.

How I live my faith

By small and simple things, great things come to pass. I feel that this is how I live my faith; I do the things that help increase my devotion to God every day. I read my scriptures, pray, go to church, support my church leaders and try to be the member that I know I am inside. Because I am imperfect everyday I repent and try to live each day better than the last. I find that if I make that my goal, I live my faith to the fullest.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

We wear our best on Sunday, for guys this means a suit and tie, and for girls this means, dresses, skirts and nice blouses. We also are modest in our appearance so this means no short skirts (the custom is knee-length or longer) and no plunging necklines. This actually adds to the Spirit on Sunday as we all seat: clean and fresh in our best clothes. We celebrate pretty much every holiday that you can think of associated with Christians (Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, etc) with one major exception: we do not celebrate Lent. Our holiday celebrations (religious ones) we focus a lot on our Savior and how He came into this world and also how He died for our sins, they are great ways to remember Him. Show more Show less