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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I'm a convert to the LDS church. I joined the Church when I was 17 and have never looked back. I have my own blog.

About Me

I have been a member of the Church for 40 years. I am the only member of the Church in my nuclear family I served a mission in the Arizona Tempe mission under Jack Goaslind. I have served in teaching positions most of my membership in the Church, Relief Society, Sunday School Gospel Doctrine, Institute. I have been the Ward Chorister and the RS chorister and part of the Primary music. I have also taught numerous Homemaking lessons on cooking and canning. I was fortunate to attend The Natural Gourmet Institute program and from there taught cooking classes. When I found out I have Celiac Disease, I used my cooking school experience and my teaching ability and developed cooking classes to help newly diagnosed Celiac Disease patients learn to adapt to their new eating lifestyle. Eventually, I started my own small business to help others. I worked with organizations to educate people about living a gluten free lifestyles giving presentations and cooking demonstrations. Whole Food was one of the places where I worked to help others.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for a lot of reasons, but the strongest one is that I did not grow up with a standard set of values to embrace. My family had its share of problems and the Church provided structure and understanding of what a good life is. I have since learned of the great sacrifice of the Savior. If at first I joined because it gave me a place that validated my feelings about righteousness and families and such, I now am a Mormon because of spiritual experiences that have drawn me closer to my goal of becoming more like the Savior. I love what I have gained as a member of the Church.

How I live my faith

I find that service is my favorite way to live my faith. I have several callings, but I often look outside the normal parameters of the church to serve. I have worked with Hospice. I served as a delegate for the state of Iowa. I work in a Fair Trade store and serve on their Board of Directors. I love to help do various things to help my neighbors. I find that service is the most effective way to resolve feeling blue, and it brings you closer to Christ.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

We believe that God the Father, and His Son Jesus Christ are 2 distinct beings who have glorified bodies of flesh and bones. The Holy Ghost does not have a body of flesh and bones, and His responsibilities include witnessing and testifying of God the Father and Jesus Christ. He is also known as the Comforter and is the 3rd member of the Godhood. My personal feeling about God the Father is that there is not a better Father anywhere. Countless times He has watched over me, sent comfort and love as only He can. I know as long as we desire to do the right thing and try our best, He will work with us to bring us where we need to be and where He wants us to be. He has never not been there for me through any of the trials I have been called to go through. He is as personal and real as anything for me. My feelings on the Savior are exceedingly reverent. His love knows no bounds and is shown through His great atoning sacrifice in the garden and on the cross. He stands as my advocate with the Father making it possible for me to return to the presence of God as I take upon myself his name and do all that is required of me. I, by myself, will never be able to reach the perfection required, but with the Savior, all things are reassuringly possible. The Holy Ghost is the comforter given to guide us in all circumstances. He works with Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ to help us in our day to day lives. As we live worthily, He is always available to us. Show more Show less