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Hi I'm Elsi

I'm 26 years old, married with 3 children. I was born in PNG but now live in Western Australia, Australia and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert to the church and was baptized when I was 9 years old but was inactive all my youth. I didn't return back to church until I met this boy in high school who made me see what I was missing out on. I am married to this boy now and have been for almost 9 years. We have 3 beautiful children and loving life. I am currently studying Bachelor of Financial Planning from home. I chose to do it this way so that I can be flexible with my time and be able to spend as much time at home as possible. My husband currently is serving in the Navy as a Dentist so there are times when he is not home for long periods. I love my husband and am grateful that he keeps himself worthy to hold the priesthood and a temple recommend even when he may not be able to (due to work) attend church often.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was 9 years old. Missionaries knocked on my door and whilst other members in my family at the time didn't feel impressed to continue, I knew that they were there for me. Growing up in a small town and being the only member in my family it was growing increasingly hard for me to live by church standards and through peer pressure I guess, I soon become inactive. But I was never forgotten. Being a very small branch, meeting in a high school classroom on Sundays, it was easy to see that my chair was empty every week. I am forever greatful to those ladies who never forgot my birthday or to invite me to activities. All through my youth they did the same. And my Relief Society president who welcomed me back with opens arms that first day I decided to walk back through those doors. But my true conversion story started the day I met my husband back in high school. He being an active Young Man and I being an active "wordly" teenager. Although at first I was relying on his testimony to get me going to church, he taught me that it was through gaining my own testimony that I will be truly happy. To come to know my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ personally is what will keep me going to church. Now, I couldn't imagine any other place that I would rather be than right here right now. Why am I a Mormon? Because my puzzle fits now. Every piece is where it is suppose to be and even though there are plenty of pieces left to be added, I am starting to see the bigger picture. I am starting to see the picture that my Heavenly Father has put together for me. My job is now to learn where those pieces go and Jesus Christ helps me to know where to put them. I love being a member of this church. I have a great love for my Savior Jesus Christ and how he is that missing piece to my puzzle. The link to my Heavenly Father and back home.

How I live my faith

Day by Day. I live my faith by being the best person I can be. My children are my guidelines. Everyday when I wake up I think how can what I say, do and teach them today help them to build their own testimonies. How can my example of being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, kind and loving help them to be able grow into the person that they hope to be. I live my faith by making a meal for a new mother who has just got home from the hospital. By cleaning the house for another who is sick. By lending a listening ear to someone who is struggling. I live my faith by developing my talents and helping others to do so also. By knowing that my donations are helping those that are sick, hungry or otherwise afflicted . I live my faith by starting and ending everyday with Heavenly Father, meaning through my personal prayers and scripture study.