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Hi I'm Elise N. Black

I'm a single mother, an illustrator and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! My name is Elise and I'm a single mother, grandmother, artist, and library clerk. Sounds like a lot, even to me, but I love my life! It hasn't been easy all of the time, but the challenges I have faced have helped to shape me into who I am today, and with the love of our Heavenly Father, I know I can face anything. Of all the titles I have, being a grandmother is my favorite, followed closely by "mum". I've always known I'd love being a mother, but never dreamed how wonderful it would be to hold my darling grand-babies!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because being a member of the Church gives me happiness. As I have lived the principles of the restored gospel, I have received countless witnesses by the power of the Holy Ghost of these truths. I know Jesus Christ restored his church to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith; the same organization he established anciently with Apostles and Prophets. His church is lead today by a living prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, and I find great peace and comfort as I hear him speak. I feel that same sweet spirit as I read the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon. During difficult times in my life, I have found tremendous strength in the knowledge that I am a daughter of God, that He loves me, and has a plan and purpose for my life. As I pray and study the scriptures alone, and with my children, the worries of this world seem to slip away, and I find strength to face the challenges before me.

How I live my faith

I have served in the Church in many ways throughout my life, as a full-time missionary, leading youth and women's organizations, teaching Sunday classes and sharing my talents for music and art. At present, I serve with a group of men and women over the children's Sunday activities and lessons. I enjoy teaching the children about the love Jesus Christ has for them, helping them to understand that they are children of God and seeing in the eyes, of even the very youngest that they know it is true.