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Hi I'm Elise

I grew up in the United States in Oregon. I have my degree in music and currently teach choir and raise my two children

About Me

 I am a young mom of two and currenlty working part time as a high school choir teacher in my area. I love running, music, baking and the outdoors. Some of my most cherished memories are with my kids but I struggle with small children and am learning to be patient and understanding with my little ones.

Why I am a Mormon

 I have been LDS my whole life and never doubted my faith and trust in His church. I always knew that I would marry a worthy member of the church who could take me to the temple and allow me to be sealed to him and my future family for all eternity. I am so grateful for the knowledge of eternal families and that if I do my part and live a righteous life my Heavenly Father has made it possible for me to be with them forever beyond the vale. I am so grateful for the atonement and for Jesus Christ who died for me so that when I make mistakes I can repent and have those sins forgiven as if they have never happened. I know the Book of Mormon is true and when I read and study it I am overwhelmed with blessings in my life. I know that we have a prophet today on this earth who receives revelation for us from our Heavenly Father. He is hear to help direct us in the path we are to follow. Being a musician I have a great testimony of the hymns and music in the church. I believe them to be inspired and such a blessing in our lives. When I am down or struggling I really do hum my favorite hymn and it helps me in so many ways. I love this church and my Heavenly Father for giving me the great opportunity to be a member and to now raise my children in the gospel.

How I live my faith

 I have had many callings in my church. My current calling is to lead and organize the music in part of our meetings. It is such a great opportunity to share my testimony and love of the hymns to my fellow friends and members.  I also help with compassionate service. When people in our ward are sick, had a baby, or in need I organize the meals for them or something else they might need. I love making meals for people in the ward and my family has been so blessed because of this calling.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

As women of the church I feel it is our responsibility to realize that this is a serious problem for men. however women have a problem with this as well, just not as common. As we raise our children we need to set an example in our dress and thoughts. We might think something is very cute and in style but if it is revealing in an inappropriate way men look at you differently. This is not always a mans fault and when they do get involved in such things be supportive and help them get through it. They need to know that someone loves them even though they have made a mistake and help them continue on the straight and narrow path to our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less