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Hi I'm Jillian McElwee

I'm a convert to the church, I'm a Texas native, I love to rock climb and golf, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! I was baptized September 18th, 2010, and could not be happier with my decision. I have since served a mission for the church in the Utah St. George mission where I was able to meet people from all over the world and continue on my path of conversion. I was also sealed in the Dallas Temple to my sweetheart for time and all eternity. My husband was there with the missionaries to teach me all about the gospel and when the lesson was about eternal families, I knew he would be my eternal companion and have never doubted that prompting. I have 3 siblings. My oldest gave me a niece and nephew, my twin lead the way to my conversion(she accepted the missionaries much easier then myself) and my youngest gave me an open mind. My youngest sibling is only 11 months younger then me but has taught me the most. You see, he is transgendered. I have learned from him to be accepting, understanding and loving to those who live their life differently. Ultimately, this is what Christ taught us, right? To love those around you unconditionally regardless of circumstance. I am beyond blessed for all this life has given me and I know it is because of Christ's love that I have it all.

Why I am a Mormon

Before I joined the church, I thought I was happy. I had a fun group of friends that I thought would always be by my side. I didn't realize what being truley happy ment. I met the missionaries through my twin. She had been taking their lessons and decided to be baptized. I supported her and even went to some of their discussions, but was very firm about not joining the church. With her being my twin though, we did mostly everything together. I started hanging out with her and her mormon friends instead of going out with mine. I always had a blast! I started to meet with the missionaries and after two monthes, decided I wanted to be baptized! I made that decision, because the church makes sense to me. I know that our Heavenly Father loves us all very much and because of that love, he restored his church onto the Earth today. I have been happier then I ever imagined possible and I never want to look back. The lifestyle I now live is making me a better person and I know that I will be able to return to live with my Heavenly Father again because of the choices I have made in this life!

How I live my faith

I love to teach people about the church and give them the same chance I was given to learn the gospel. Kind of like paying it forward! I try to read my scriptures daily because I've noticed that my days are better when I do. I am always open to talk to people about the church, because I remember what it was like when I didn't know anything about it. I remember feeling silly about my questions and want people to know that there is never a weird, or silly question! Just ask, and you will be happy you did!

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

Jillian McElwee
When the missionaries come into your home, they will teach you about Jesus Christ and all He has done for us to make it possible to return to live with Heavenly Father. They will help you to know where you were before this life, why you are here, and where you will go after this life. As someone who both learned from and taught as a missionary, I can promise their intentions stem from love of the gospel, Heavenly Father and ultimately you. They want to help increase your faith and build upon what testimony you may already have. Show more Show less