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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I am a graduate student. I love working with animals and people. I will soon be a mother for the first time. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert to the LDS church and am enjoying the journey of learning faith. I am a student of psychology and like to learn about what motivates and drives other people so that I can better understand how to relate to those around me, no matter their circumstances in life. I will soon be a mother for a first time and look forward to creating a heaven on earth in my home, along with my loving husband, as we strive to be the best parents we can.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a young teenager, I started to feel a little bit lost. I knew there was a God, because I had always felt His presence in my life, but the religion I had grown up in started to feel empty to me. There were so many questions I had about life and death, about doctrine and practices, that could not be answered by my religious leaders. I started to pray earnestly to find "the right" religion that would help me be closer to God. I went to lots of different churches with lots of different friends, but when I attended a church activity with some Mormon friends from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at age 16, I felt something special that I had not felt anywhere else. I began to study and learn about the LDS doctrine, and everything I learned seemed to answer the questions I had had for so long. I felt like I had finally found a religion that taught everything I had always believed in my heart to be true about Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and our relationship to them. More importantly, I could feel the Holy Spirit, a warm, compelling feeling in my heart, testifying to me that this was the right church and the answer to my prayers.

How I live my faith

I live my faith on a daily basis through praying and reading scriptures. I think about the kind of people I read about in the scriptures, like Noah, Abraham, and especially Jesus, and try to follow their example to be a little bit kinder, humbler, and spiritually stronger every day. One of my favorite things about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is how much emphasis is placed on family relationships. My husband and I have a wonderful relationship because we kneel down to pray together every day. When we include God in our relationship, we are much better off than if we try to figure everything out on our own. We are also uplifted by serving together at church. Right now, we teach a class of four- and five-year-old children every Sunday. Teaching children about faith helps us learn love, a LOT of patience, and a greater appreciation for how simple and beautiful the Gospel is.