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Hi I'm Elisa

I love to cook and make people laugh. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Family and Consumer Sciences (Home ec) Teacher at a middle school. I love what I get to teach, because cooking, sewing, and talking about families is what I like to do in my spare time. I have recently learned to love running and I have started running some 5k races. I don't ever plan on winning, but I have been having a lot of fun!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I grew up going to church. When I was a teenager, I decided to diligently study the scriptures because I wanted to--not just because I was expected to. At first, I decided that the church must be true because it just made sense. It made sense that God would call a prophet on the earth in the latter days. It made sense that when I was keeping the commandments I was happy, and when I didn't, I was miserable. It made sense that there were people in the Americas at the time of Christ who made a record of God's dealing with them. It made sense that a church that could change millions of people MUST be true! For a long time, I kept going to church because of that very practical understanding. It wasn't until I was in college that I started to go for other reasons. One summer I was really distraught because my life wasn't going the way I wanted it to, and I couldn't see what I was supposed to do with my life. I remember praying and reading the scriptures a lot that year. Towards the end of the summer--I don't remember it happening on any particular day or by any particular event--I knew that God knows who I am. It became very clear to me that He is mindful of me and is in charge of my life. And I knew that I was doing the right thing by reading the Book of Mormon and listening to Latter-day Prophets. After understanding with only my brain for so long, I finally understood with my heart and everything fell into place. I feel that I can't describe how it came to my heart, but I have had a quiet assurance ever since that God is in charge--not only of His restored church, but of my life as well.

How I live my faith

I read my scriptures daily and try to spend time learning more about the Savior's life and ministry in Jerusalem, as well as learning about the people on the American continent from the Book of Mormon. I also pray many, many times a day to talk to my Heavenly Father and ask Him for help. I have the opportunity to serve in my local ward with the young women by helping them learn for themselves about the gospel. I also get to spend time playing sports, doing serving, or learning a new skill with them every week at our mid-week activities. I also get to spend time with the young single adults in my area doing activities, or going to classes every week to learn about the gospel. I love to spend that time with people in a similar situation as me and I love to build friendships with people there.

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes! We believe in Jesus Christ and believe that He is the Savior of the world! He suffered for our sins so that we may repent and be cleansed through Him. He died on the cross, but was resurrected after three days, and because He did that, we can live with Him and our Heavenly Father again! Show more Show less