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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I'm a 20 something, chocaholic, people-person, serving as a full-time missionary in Indiana. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Aurora, Colorado and now Utah is my home. I am the oldest of three children. I have two great brothers, an amazing mother, fantastic grandparents, and an adorable nephew. I have a wonderful family and I have been very blessed in life. I attended Brigham Young University where I received a Bachelors Degree in English. I like to play tennis and racquetball. I can pluck out a few songs on the guitar and some day I hope to be able to play music people actually recognize. One of my favorite hobbies is digital scrapbooking. I love to plan parties and be with people. I love spending time with friends and family. I love watching movies, eating chocolate, shopping for shoes, and reading a good book. I love to capture memories and I take my camera everywhere. I have dedicated the next year and a half of my life to serving the Lord as a full-time missionary in the Indiana, Indianapolis Mission. I love being a missionary!

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born into a home where both of my parents were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At some point in our lives we must each decide what we really believe and how we will live our lives. Life was not always easy and the gospel of Jesus Christ was my foundation when times were tough. Even as a kid I knew that God loved me and that he was truly my Heavenly Father. I never struggled to believe; I am grateful that the Lord blessed with great faith. My faith in Jesus Christ helped me make decisions growing up about what I would and would not do. Although it was not always easy, I have never regretted keeping the commandments. My Dad was very sick when I was a kid and my Mom had to work very hard to keep our family up and running. Like many other families the pressures of life got in the way and my parents got a divorce when I was fourteen. I was a very stubborn teenager and I was very hard on my Dad and our relationship wasn't perfect. My Dad passed away my senior year of high school and I struggled with feelings of loss and regret throughout college. I am so grateful to know that this life is not the end and that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ we can be forgiven of our mistakes. I know that family relationships can be eternal as we make and keep covenants or promises with God. The grief and loss I felt after my Dad's death have been healed through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. The Gospel has helped me to be happy and I know that as I strive to follow the example of Jesus Christ I can live with my Heavenly Father again after I die. This life is not the end. Although we each experience trials and heartaches in this life we can have joy in this life and the next. My faith in my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have helped me through the ups and downs of life. I'm a Mormon because following the example of Jesus Christ is the only way to be happy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time. I do my best to love other people and treat them the way that the Savior would if he were in my place. As a full-time missionary every day for the next year and a half is dedicated to serving others. I chose to serve a mission at an unusual time in life. Most young women who decide to serve a mission serve when they are 21. I just turned 28. I never planned to serve a mission. After college I got a job and most of the time I enjoyed the working world. When my company was being acquired and I faced the prospect of finding a new job I began to pray for direction. One day I felt a very clear prompting that I needed to serve a mission. I didn't hear a voice or anything unusual, I just had a very strong feeling and I knew it was a prompting from the Holy Ghost. At first I was very resistant. I didn't want to be a missionary I was too old! After a lot of prayer I decided that I wanted to do whatever the Lord wanted me to do and I started to prepare for a mission. It is amazing that when we follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost the Lord will guide and direct our lives. I saw many miracles as I prepared to serve a mission and I know that I am exactly where the Lord wants me to be at this time in my life. I know that true happiness in life comes as we serve others and dedicate our lives to following the example of Jesus Christ. As a missionary I invite other people to read the Book of Mormon and pray to God to find out if it is true. I have read the Book of Mormon several times and I know that it is scripture written by ancient prophets. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ that goes hand in hand with the Bible. The Book of Mormon was translated by the power of God through the prophet Joseph Smith. I know that anyone who sincerely reads the Book of Mormon can know through the power of the Holy Ghost that it is true. The Book of Mormon is evidence that God still speaks to man. This truth is available to everyone.