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Hi I'm Elora

I'm the second of seven children. I can solve a rubix cube. I love to sing. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I love my name, my parents picked it because while my mom was pregnant with me they saw the movie Willow and fell in love with the name Elora for a girl. I was the first girl in my family to be born after lots boys and another girl didn't come till I was four so I ended up rough housing a lot with my brother and cousins. My parents divorced when I was seven but both of my parents remairred when I was nine and my new parents had each been married then divorced before as well. My step dad had a son and daughter and my step mom had a son. Later my mom and step dad had a son together. It's a little crazy at times but we have the best familes now and I'm so happy to have everyone in my life that I do! I'm now 21 years old, a year shy of graduating college and still deciding what I want to do with my life. I'm torn between either a career in psychology or opening my own bakery. I love to sing, but especially oldies like Perry Como and around that era. When I was younger I also did ballet, tap dancing, and was on my schools drill team. I love theatre and acting and lettered in it at state my junior year. I'm a complete dork around my friends and love to watch cartoons and play video games.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in this church, both my parents and most of my family are LDS. But I still consider myself a convert. I may have grown up in this church but I never really thought much of it. I believed it was true but it just didn't seem that important to me. I didn't care for it for a long time. But when I was in high school and started seminary I began to really study my religion. My dad had always said that he believed it and he wanted us to believe it but he also never forced us into anything with it that we didn't want. I kept thinking about it and by the end of high school had a testimoney of it's truth for myself. I remember how happy I was afterwards. After high school I went and participated in the Nauvoo Pagent and my faith grew even more in that wonderful program. And now a few years later I'm on a mission! I know absolutly that this gospel is Christ's church on the earth, and i'm so excited to get out there and share this with everyone!

How I live my faith

When I was in high school I was made the president of my sunday school class and helped our teacher with lessons. But my main duty was to help the other girls in my class. I served for a few years then was moved to the female represetative for the young women in our ward. My job was to help plan weekly activities and to let the leaders of our ward know how the young women were doing. After high school I was again moved but not quite so much. I was put into the class for the single adults in our ward and ended up in the same calling as the female representative for that class. I've loved all of my callings, some have been harder than others but I've been happy serving where I did.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Elora
Not all members are required to serve full time missions. Some can't because of circumstance and for others it's not the right thing for them. It's a privilege because of the teachings of the Savior. But no, it's not a requirment. Show more Show less