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Hi I'm Elise

My current goals are 1) Get into Medical School, and 2) Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in southern California with my parents and my two younger sisters. I just graduated from college and am currently working at a hospital while preparing to go to medical school. I love to read, go to the beach, play games, and volunteer in the emergency room. I participated in swimming and water polo through high school and still have a passion for getting in the water and testing my abilities. I also love to play video games.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the church, living as a mormon was never really hard. My parents provided an environment where it was easy to live the standards as a young child. However, as I grew up, it began to get harder to rely on the beliefs of my parents, and I knew I had to start asking myself exactly what I believed. I went through some hard times in my life, but through faith in Jesus Christ and trust in my church leaders, I persevered through my trials and became a stronger individual. I am a Mormon because the church brings me true happiness. It gives me knowledge of why we are here on earth and where we will go after our time here is done. I know that life is very hard sometimes, but our Heavenly Father loves us very much and he has given us principles so we can be happy here on earth, no matter how dark things seem.  

How I live my faith

Living the Gospel may seem challenging at first glance, but it is truly a joy. I attend church every week and go to ward activities during the week whenever they occur. The temple is an important part of our religion and I try to attend regularly, even though it is far away. I pray daily, and I love the personal relationship that I develop with my Heavenly Father as a result. Prayer is very powerful and it is something that everyone can do. I try to do something kind every day, because that is the way Christ lived his life. I have found that the best way to live my faith is to learn about Christ and try to do as he does.