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Hi I'm Lizzy.

I am a woman fighting my mental health everyday. I am succeeding. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of seven kids, my mom and dad, and my dog, and my cat. I enjoy working with animals, attending school, writing novels, and hanging out with friends.I am studying to become a Veterinary Technician. I have been diagnosed with Bipolar Mood Disorder, Tourrettes Syndrome, and Asberger's Syndrome. But my mother brought me up to fight. Because of this, and the church's influence in my life, I can actually live, do new things, try new things, make mistakes, learn from them, and pursue my lifelong interests. I love being a mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

It all started with my parents. I grew up in the church, and my parents forced my to go every week. There were times when I felt I didn't want to, but as my parents said, those were the times I needed to go the most. When I was about seventeen years old, I decided I wanted to find out for myself if the church was true, not whatever I gleaned from my parents. I made a goal to read the entire Book of Mormon straight through, some thing I had not yet accomplished. I put my whole heart and soul into it, and I remember as I finished that last page and closed the book, I felt an overwhelming sense of peace. I knelt down to pray, to ask of God if the Book of Mormon was true. Because I knew that if the Book of Mormon was true, then Joseph Smith, who translated it had to have been a real prophet, and then this church that he restored had to be true. I closed the prayer and sat very still, just listening. As I felt the peace, I had a very distinct thought come to me. "What are you doing? You've known this was true all along." At that I knew. That is why I am a mormon. Because God told me the church was true, and I wanted to be apart of his truth.

How I live my faith

I like to do any volunteer work I can get access to. I have helped out at humane societies, fed the homeless, helped out at camps for mentally challenged children, and so on. Up until last fall, when I moved, I taught children in church gospel priciples. I taught ages 6-8, and I loved doing it.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Lizzy.
We can go around preaching and teaching as much as we like, but the reason that our church is growing with that preaching and teaching is that the Holy Ghost stands by our teachers and our missionaries, offering the people who earnestly want to learn the chance to learn not just logically with their heads, but spiritually, with our hearts. The Holy Ghost and the gift of modern day revelation tell us what we need to do to strengthen our families, gives us answers to our questions about life, past, present and future. Having all these answers makes us happy. Happy that we want to share the gospel with everyone, so they can be happy too. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Lizzy.
One thing that puzzles me about religion is where the right to baptize was given. If a student goes to school to become a police officer, they recieve a badge, given to them from someone who had the right to give them the badge. That badge says they are a police officer and have the right to pull you over if you are speeding. If you trace the badge back you will eventually get to the leader of the nation. And they have the right to enforce the law. I feel like baptism is the same way. Who gave that preacher the authority to baptize? Another preacher? A higher clergyman? In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I was baptized by my father, who recieved that authority from his father, who received it from his father, dating back to Joseph Smith, who got his authority fromt the angel John the Baptist, which traces back to Jesus Christ, the leader of our church. That is why being baptized a mormon is so important to us. Because we know that the person baptizing us, got their authority from the right person. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Lizzy.
I won't lie, there are a lot of rules. Rules that the rest of the world may think are stupid. But God does not think those rules are stupid, and in the end, that's what matters. I do not decide to follow all the rules because I care what Joe next door thinks. I do it because I care what God thinks. And if I am doing what God thinks is good, then I know I am doing it right. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Lizzy.
Yes, I do. God loves us. He did not create the earth and then just say, "Oh, well, you're on your own now." The world changes. It is not the same as it was when Christ was alive. As such, we need constant guidance from God on how to handle these new situations. We need modern day revelation. That is what the prophet is for. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Lizzy.
The role of the husband is to provide for the family, and not just physically. The wife's role is to nuture. However, these two family members work hand in hand to do what they can for their family, as equal partners. Show more Show less