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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I have 5 brothers and I play the bassoon. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Liz. I'm 22 and I like playing the bassoon, the piano, reading, sewing, hanging out with friends, hanging out with my brothers, and speaking Russian. One of my favorite foods is frozen yogurt, I love Jackie Chan, and my favorite video game is Mario Party. I graduated 2 years ago from college in Music and now I'm working and living life.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a 3rd generation Mormon and have always lived a Mormon life, but opportunities present themselves in my life where I have to choose whether I will continue to believe and follow the prophets' counsels or whether I will be lazy and rebellious. Through junior high and high school, I had to choose between the "cool" things and the things I knew were good in God's eyes. The Book of Mormon has been one of the strongest anchors in my life. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is true. I feel that it is true as I read and live by its principles. Comfort and peace through the Holy Ghost come each time I read it's pages. It's proven itself in my life time and time again. When my standards and beliefs are challenged, when I question my own commitment to God, and when I feel confused as to what is true and right, I always find what I'm looking for in the Book of Mormon. It's the only book I've read more than once.

How I live my faith

To me, the gospel of Jesus Christ is practiced in the way we treat others. I ask myself questions to see how I am feeling towards others- do I love people, do I want to be around others or be left alone, do I feel compassion on the homeless and needy? A verse in the Book of Mormon helps me constantly check myself: Moroni 7:45 "And charity is kind, and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoices in truth, beareth all things, believeth all things hopeth all things, endureth all things." I try to be kind even when I'm upset or stressed. I try to be happy when others succeed instead of getting jealous. I try to patiently push through my trials with the hope that better things are waiting. I think those who show charity are the real followers of Christ. Oh my mission to Rostov-na-Donu, Russia, there was a member family who didn't know the gospel very well, didn't understand the principles very well, but they lived the gospel better than anyone else because of the way they treated people. The love and respect that they show towards others and towards God is one of the best sermons that I've received in my life.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

This was probably one of the most misunderstood concepts that I saw on my mission. Priesthood authority is necessary to perform any ordinance in Jesus Christ's church. Can any man off the street baptize you? What if he went to a university and received a degree? What if he has studied religion very long in his life? Can he baptize you if he works as a priest? The only ones who can perform a valid baptism in God's eyes are those to whom He has given permission- to whom he has given the priesthood. Our priesthood holders even carry a little card with them that traces their priesthood line of authority all the way back to the Savior Jesus Christ in an unbroken chain. You don't have to go to school for many years, work as a priest, know everything there is to know about the Bible. You need only to be worthy. If a man does not receive the priesthood in the order that God has shown, then a baptism by him is nothing more than a short bath to our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less