Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Teachings from T-Swift

So, this may sound crazy, but some how I avoided the Taylor Swift epidemic at BYU! Everyone at college seemed to have her new Red album memorized to every millisecond, but not I. In fact I  cannot name more than 3 of the songs on the album.
Well any who. I did stumble upon one of her videos while my roomie was watching it. I remember not being too interested in it except it was in Paris. One more thing caught my attention: I was flabbergasted that she was riding a bike in a skirt! Is that even a thing? I thought it was strange!
This week I just got a letter from my mission president! The letter was so exciting! It told me that I would be biking on my mission! Whoo! I am very excited and nervous about this! I am definitely going to practice some more of my biking. Well I soon remembered this video of T-Swift's. I have rewatched it to see if I can glean from it any techniques on riding bikes with skirts! Whoo!
Emma Rosy

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Called to Serve E>

Awww! What a wonderful day Thursday May 16 was. I recieved my call! I was "pathetic" as my Bishop jokingly called me because of my lack of patience.... Oh and to think I was a patience fellow, this is not a bit so when it comes to my mission. I called the post office Wednesday night when the mail carrier didn't bring to my my blessed package, but they had not recieved my mission call yet... Yes I called the post office, but let me tell ya, when your mission call is on its way it is all you can think of. They called me Thursday morning at 6:45 AM, waking up my niece 15 minutes before time to wake up for school. As I listened to the news that my mission call was in their hands I freaked out to the tenth million degree and ran and woke up the whole sleeping house of my sister's. I am sure glad my family loves me enough to let me wake them up because I was filled with excitement.

And had to suffer my patience 13 hours more and wait until 8 o'clock to open my letter so all my dear friends and family could gather. Sadly a few where still not able to make it, but thanks to technology I got them their in spirit!

So where am I going you may ask? Well I am beyond delighted for you to know! Watch me opening my call in the video below!

My heart is full to be able to serve the Lord in the Washington Spokane Mission. I feel very blessed to be teaching in the beautiful language of Spanish!
Each day, I feel more and more love for the people I will be soon meeting!
Lots of Love for Spokane!
Sister Emma Rose

I Am, Therefore I Bike?

I have a feeling that I might be biking on my mission. Look at me attempting to bike! Whoo! I struggled a bit. But that just means I have a huge opportunity to improve.

Me being scared to bike again so I took a picture of my shoes instead. 

I made it all the way to the mailbox!

Worm I almost ran over! Went back to move it to the grass. Found out it was already dead though :(

Sunday, May 12, 2013


As of May 10, 2013 an apostle of the Lord has used the spirit to perfectly know where I am to serve my mission! Now my call is making its journey to me. I AM SO DELIGHTED AND EXCITED! I cannot wait for the white package to arrive at my door.
Emma Rose

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Divine Call of a Missionary

I am beyond excited to announce that my mission papers are currently waiting to be assigned to a mission! I cannot even express my feelings, let's just say they are bountiful! To celebrate I have this special video to share.

This has got to be one of my favorite talks. I can testify that I am confident that the Lord leads His missionary force. I cannot wait to hear where the Lord has designed for me to go and serve. Please watch!

with lots of love and lots of excitement in my heart,
Emma Rose

This post originally was written on my friends joint blog 
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Dear lovely people,
I have oh so much to be grateful for!  I too, like Mariah, am home for a season here in my good ol' home town. I am excited to be doing all sorts of great things! College has gotten me used to spending lots of time trying to accomplish things. So when thinking about coming home, I wanted to make sure that I would keep up my productivity! Which sometimes is hard to do. I am anxiously awaiting the time when I will be ready to receive my mission call! So, as part of the things I should be accomplishing now I am counting on working on being prepared to be a missionary for my wonderful Savior. How exciting! I'll keep you posted on the great things I will be filling up my life with!

Today I had a wonderful experience! While being at BYU I enjoyed seeing missionary work expanding in such strides. I loved attending the many mission call openings and feeling the spirit come as each future missionary opened their called and heard where the Lord wanted them to go. On each person's face, you could see their trust and assurance in knowing they where going to the place the Lord had designed for them as the Holy Ghost testified to them it is right. With the call now opened, the person seemed to be beaming with enthusiasm that lasted weeks upon weeks, growing as their time came closer for them to go. I loved that experience. What has testified to me even more was returning to my homeward and seeing this same miracle happening to four of my ward friends.  I have known them since my birth, and to see their lifes' brightened with mission excitement hit me in a powerful way.

I can't wait to get my call and join with this wonderful group of youth. Until then, I can keep on preparing myself! Yay! I am so blessed for this opportunity to witness and take part in this great moment in history.

Speaking of history. I have two new loves! Church history and family history! I am excited to be spending my time doing more of these wonderful things too!

Em Ro