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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I am a married, working mother of one, and foster mother to three. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was born in the West, lived in the Mid-West, and grew up in the North East. I have been blessed with the opportunity to grow up in the sacred birthplace of our Prophet Joseph Smith. I have live in this beautiful region for over three quarters of my life. There is no better place in this world then a place to call home. As a mother my primary goal is to teach my young family the importance of the gospel in our lives and how by following in the path of the Lord we can be exalted and be together through out eternity. I also love to read, travel, and play games with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the church, but it was not until I was married and wanting a family of my own that I understood my own testimony. My husband and I decided that it was our faith in the Lord that had brought us together and it was through that faith and belief that we would be able to have our own Family and be Eternally Together Forever. The gospel has been restored to this earth and it was through my parents faith that I was taught to know that God lives and that Jesus Christ is our savior and redeemer but it was when my own Daughter was born that I truly understood the importance the gospel in my life.

How I live my faith

Each week I plan lessons centered on the Life of Jesus Christ and his teachings. I teach these lessons to the 14 - 17 year olds of my congregation, or should I say they teach me. The blessings that come from teaching are so great that each week I learn more then I feel I could ever teach to such young impressionable and knowledgeable youth.

What is the First Vision?

The First Vision is when 14 year old Joseph Smith sought to know which of the churches on the earth in 1820 were the true church of God. He was very conflicted about which church to join as they all condemned one another. When reading the family Bible he came to James 15-6 'If you any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing waivering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.' He took this passage to heart and early one morning went into the grove along the families farm and knelt in prayer. As he knelt in prayer a darkness fell upon him and caused him great strife. As he struggled to pray to God for guidance a bright light settled directly about him, in which were two personages, God, the Eternal Father, and his son Jesus Christ. The first personage spoke to him calling him by name and gesturing to the other said,'This is my beloved son, hear him.' Heavenly Father and Jesus appeared to Joseph and told him that none of the churches were Gods church and that he should join none. And that when the time came to restore the One and true church to the earth he would know. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

The Prophet, Seer, and Revelator of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Thomas S Monson. He is assisted by two counselors; Henery B Eyring and Dieter F Uctdorf. These men act as counsel just as Peter, James, and John did after the death of our Savior, Jesus Christ. They too are accompanied by a quorm of twelve apostles; Boyd K Packer, L Tom Perry, Russell M Nelson, Dallin H Oaks, M Russell Ballard, Richard G Scott, Robert D Hales, Jeffery R Holland, David A Bednar, Quentin L Cook, D Todd Christofferson, and Neil L Anderson. Show more Show less