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Hi I'm Elise

I grew up a Mormon and I'm still a Mormon.

About Me

I have a degree in Communication from the University of Arizona. I served a mission for our church in Chile from 2001-2003. My husband and I have 3 children. I love to read, surf the internet and play with my kids.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the church, but that doesn't mean that I was forced to keep in the faith. I've had a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ for as long as I can remember. When I left home, I didn't have to keep going to church, but I did because I knew it was true. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has blessed me in so many ways. The knowledge I have of my Savior Jesus Christ, and my relationship with Him and my Heavenly Father has guided my decisions and helped me live a better life. I am so grateful for the Gift of the Holy Ghost that we receive at baptism. I'm also grateful for the opportunity to pray. Without both, I would be completely lost.

How I live my faith

We are members of the Park Glen 2nd Ward in Fort Worth, Texas. A "ward" is just a term we use for our congregation. In our ward, I teach a class of 12 and 13 year olds. We attend church for 3 hours every Sunday. Attending church is a way for us to recharge our batteries. Every week, we take the sacrament to remember the atonement of Jesus Christ. The bread reminds of his bodily sacrifice, and the water reminds us that he shed his blood for us, so that we can repent and return to live with our Heavenly Father. I love the opportunity to reflect on my week and resolve to do better in the upcoming week.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

In temples, we bind families together for eternity. When we are married in the temple, we are married for "time and all eternity" not just "until death do you part". We believe that the family unit can exist after this life, just as it does here. The only way that can be done is through the sealing ordinance (marriage) in the temple. Show more Show less