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Hi I'm Liz

I play the cello. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born on the sidewalk in Provo, Utah, was raised in Payson and Pleasant Grove, Utah, and I went to college at the University of Southern California. When I was two years old, my mother bought me a cello. I have been playing ever since. I have performed my whole life, studied cello performance in college, and now I teach children and adults to play the cello. Music is my hobby, my job, and my passion. I also enjoy running marathons, swimming, playing chamber music and singing with friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church, and my whole family is active. I never doubted my parents or teachers when I was young, but as I grew older and moved away from home, I had to discover my own personal testimony. I know that the gospel is true because when I study the scriptures and pray earnestly, I can feel the Spirit testifying that it is true. I don't know what my life would be like if I didn't have the hope that the gospel brings to my life.

How I live my faith

I learn a lot from going to church. When I attend all my meetings with an open mind and heart, the Lord blesses me with the answers that I am seeking and gives me the encouragement I need to get through the week. I am also a music missionary in Salt Lake City. Each week I get to rehearse and perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. It is such a blessing in my life, and I gain spiritual strength through playing beautiful music with those wonderful and talented people. I'm so grateful for this calling and humbled by the blessings that come with it. I am also preparing to serve an LDS mission in Milan, Italy. Both my parents served missions in Italy over 30 years ago, and my older brother also served in Milan 6 years ago. I am working on learning Italian, and I am so excited to meet my mission president and the wonderful people in Italy!

Are Mormons Christians?

I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. I believe that He came to this earth, gained a body, lived a perfect life, performed His ministry in Jerusalem, and then atoned for my sins and yours and conquered death by allowing Himself to be crucified and rising again. Jesus Christ is at the center of my faith and my religion. We are called the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints. I know that He lives and directs us if we will but let Him and listen to Him. Show more Show less