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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I'm a student of landscape architecture, I'm a snowboarder, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I wish I could be outside all day every day. I live for chocolate, music, and mountains. I am currently serving as a full-time missionary in Tennessee.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the gospel is true. I was raised in a very religious family, and I remember waking up at 630 a.m. all through elementary school to study the scriptures around the family table before my older siblings left for their school. I wasn't forced to join them, but I loved the spirit that filled our house as we ate breakfast and studied together. My parents taught us at a young age the importance of prayer, scripture study, and church. It was always a part of me. I knew it was true because of the way I felt each time I prayed and read from the scriptures with my family. When I was thirteen years old I gained a personal witness of the Book of Mormon. I asked God if it was true, and the Holy Spirit has testified to me again and again of the truthfulness of this book and everything it stands for. I know that this book is inspired, that prophets of God wrote it, and that the prophet Joseph Smith translated it through the power of God. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth in its fulness. No matter what is changing in my life, Jesus Christ is always my rock and His gospel is my foundation. I know the gospel brings so much peace and happiness.. and I love to share it with others.   

How I live my faith

I pray constantly, read the scriptures daily, and share Christ's beautiful gospel with everyone i meet.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

God chooses the prophet, that is the beautiful thing about it! Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

 Do what I did read the Book of Mormon, and then ask God if it is true. He will answer you. The only way to know if Joseph Smith restored Christ's church is to read and pray about the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

 We usually start by trying to get to know the family we are teaching. I love to meet new people and learn about their likes and dislikes, their interests and frustrations. As I get to know new people, I can always sense what is most important to them, and in what ways the gospel of Jesus Christ can bless their life. We will then teach simply about the things we have come to know are true. We teach about the basic principles and doctrines of our faith, and invite those we teach to find out for themselves whether or not the message we share is true. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

When Christ was on the earth, he taught that "Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." Therefore, we know that baptism is necessary. But who has the authority to baptize? We know that Christ walked many miles to John the Baptist, because he had the authority to baptize him. In the New Testament Christ gave his apostles the authority to run the affairs of His church and to baptize. One must be called of God and given the authority to act in the name of Jesus Christ. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints is the only church on the earth today that has that authority. It was given by God to Joseph Smith in the early 1800's, and is still given to worthy members of the church today. Show more Show less