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Hi I'm Elizabeth

Little sister from Pasadena. College graduate and retired Job Coach. Now I'm a missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Southern California, surrounded by awesome museums, gardens, theme parks and great food! I went through school learning to sing and play the piano. After high school I went to college and got a Bachelor's degree in behavioral sciences. After spending a couple of years working for the LDS Church Welfare Department, I put my career on hold to be a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am the eighth of nine children and love hearing about the miracles blessing my family while I'm away. I love this gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I love Jesus Christ and want to follow Him! There is a great peace that comes with knowing who I am, where I came from, and why I'm here. This church gives me that knowledge and has taught me how to receive personal revelation for myself during every stage of life. I feel such a close bond with my Father in Heaven as I attend my church meetings, serve those around me, study the ancient and modern scriptures, and - most importantly - talk with my Father in prayer. This bond has given me strength to do some really hard things! It's carried me through some things I hope I never have to go through again but am grateful I was able to learn from. Knowing more about my relationship to God has also given me more appreciation for my earth family. I love 'em and am so excited to be with them for eternity!

How I live my faith

I attend my local congregation each Sunday and renew the promises I have made with God. I've had a variety of volunteer assignments for the different congregations I have attended. I've been a director, teacher, musician, leader and mentor. I am also blessed enough to have worked full-time for the Church's welfare system. Although our clergy is lay (none of the Church ecclesiastical leaders are paid), the Church does pay employees to run it's temporal affairs. I worked as a Job Coach to help get individuals started or back into the workforce. Not only did I get to see my associates' vocational capabilities improve, but because it's a Church run organization I also got to see their spirits grow and thrive. Now I am serving as a full-time missionary on the east coast. I get to teach families about their Savior all day and help them grow closer to Him. What could be better?

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

First and foremost, I have personally felt his presence in my life. His Spirit has comforted me when I was going through a personal hell-something I never want to experience again. In the midst of that, I would sometimes feel a very strong feeling of peace and calm. No thoughts accompanied the feeling except for one: that I had not been forgotten. I have no other words to describe the feeling except for just that- peace and calm. This gave me strength to pull through until things got better. Also, I look at the small miracles that surround us everyday. So many babies are born perfectly when so many things could go wrong. When we see a mother who does have a child with special challenges, how many times have we thought, "I could never do that! She is so strong." I believe all of us COULD do that if we were given that trial. What other choice would we have? I believe God sustains us through those challenges and teaches and shapes us through them. Show more Show less