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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I'm a nurse & mom of 7. I love being a grandma, the beach, laughing with my husband, shopping with my girlfriends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I joined the Church when I was 17, andhave found great joy in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am blessed with a great husband, seven children, 2 sons and 2 daughters by marriage, and 4 precious grandchildren. I am also a pediatric critical care nurse turned informatics nurse. I love to learn, love the beach, love shopping with my girlfriends and doing anything with my large and loud family!!

Why I am a Mormon

My dad is a baptist minister and he taught his 5 children to search the scriptures for answers to any question. As a teenager, I always felt something was missing, something wasn't complete. After my freshman year of college, I met with LDS missionaries and as they taught me the Gospel, I felt so peaceful, so sure that their teachings were true...my spirit recognized those simple truths as if I had always known them...which, I would come to learn, is absolutely true! With such a large family, we have had many challenges and some heartache. Yet, in every moment, we have had direct confirmation through the spirit what direction we should go, how to counsel a wayward child, how to love and direct our children, what career path is right, etc. We have been comforted and sustained by the members of our wards who are like family. My faith in the love of my Savior and my Heavenly Father have given me the confidence I have needed to pursue any dream. I know who I am and even the darkest days cannot dim the light of the Gospel that burns deep within my soul! I have so many non-member friends who say that "all mormons are happy and so nice!" It isn't because we do not experience deep sorrow but because we know who we are, where we came from and why we are here...and we know that men are that they might have joy!

How I live my faith

I have held many callings and served in all auxilliaries of the Church. I have played on the floor with 18 month to 3 year olds in nursery and taught them to fold their arms reverently for prayer. I have taught adult sunday school, early morning seminary, Relief Society and primary children. Sometimes I have led these organizations but my most joyful moments have come at girls' camp, surrounded by 12-17 year old girls or as an activity day leader helping 8-11 year old girls set and meet goals. My most important "callings" in the Church are the eternal companion of my husband and mother to my children. I also love visiting teaching. I go with my friend a "companion" to vist several women of all ages and backgrounds once a month. These "assigned friendships" have been some of the most cherished of my life!

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

The bible is a collection of the writings of the prophets before and after the birth of Jesus Christ...these books were written by prophets who lived in what is termed "the Holy Land". Although they have been tossed around and translated and compiled by men who did not claim to be inspired of God, as far as they are translated correctly, they are the word of God...a history of his dealings with his people and as such are sacred to us. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Joseph Smith, as a young teenager, did not know which church was true. He wanted to be obedient and join the correct church but he lacked the wisdom to choose. After reading a passage in james that promised wisdom to all that ask, he went to a beautiful grove of trees near his family's farm and knelt to do just that. His earnest prayer was answered by a vision...a vision of Heavenly Father and of his son, Jesus Christ. He was told that all churches had some truth but none had the authority to act in the name of God and that the Gospel mustbe restored to this earth. Show more Show less