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Hi I'm Lizzie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 20 years old. I LOVE to travel. In fact, I work just so I can go places. I have been to 9 countries including the US and I hope to see many more in my lifetime. I also love pretty buildings and dreaming about my future house that I want "when I grow up". One of my favorite things to do is look at houses, house magazines, or watch shows about houses. I'm slightly obsessed, but not in the creepy weird way. I have 4 sisters, 1 brother, 2 nieces, 1 nephew, and my family has 2 cats. I enjoy spending time with my family and my friends. I recently learned how to knit so I could make a scarf for the latest Harry Potter movie. I don't read very much, not that I don't like it I just never seem to make time for it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Both of my parents are converts to the church, which I think its pretty cool. As I've gotten older I have realized more and more the importance of having something to believe in and also doing what I know is right. I have read the Book of Mormon and, after sincere prayer, come to know that it is true. I know that Joseph Smith restored the church to the earth at this time, but he could only have done it through the hand of God. I know that God not only cares about us and loves us, but he genuinely wants to hear us pray to him and answer our prayers. He knows that life on this earth is difficult for us and he wants to be there for us every step of the way. I know that when I go to church and follow the principles that I have been taught that I am much happier than when I stray away. The Lord wants us to be happy, I know this with all of my heart and soul. I know God and Jesus both live today. I know Jesus suffered and died so that I would one day be able to return to live with him and my Father once I die. I know that there is a living Prophet on the earth today, Thomas S. Monson, and that he receives revelation for us. I love to feel the comfort of the Holy Ghost. I know that families can be together forever, which is probably the "selling point" of the gospel for me. Knowing that I can be with my family for the rest of forever brings me so much comfort I cannot even express it into words. The gospel is simple, it seems demanding but the blessings we receive for just doing what we know is right are without measure. I am very grateful to be a part of this church.

How I live my faith

One way I live my faith is by attending various church meetings. Church on Sunday is wonderful for feeling the Spirit and preparing for the upcoming week. I definitely recognize a difference in the way I deal with stress and how much it affects me if I don't go to church. One of my favorite meetings is Family Home Evening (FHE). I am grouped in the category of Young Single Adult (YSA) because I am between the ages of 18-31 and I am not yet married. Each Monday night our YSA group meets for FHE and we have a spiritual thought, lesson, and activity. It is a great time to spend time with people who share my same values in an environment that is designed for us to have fun and get to know each other. By attending these meetings, I have become friends with people in my church who share my standards and we help keep each other in check. Rather than going out drinking like many people our age do, we find ways to have fun and spend time together that will not make us feel guilty later.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Lizzie
I have an analogy for you all who ever ever been in school You take a class and have an upcoming test. If you hope to do well in that class or if you like it, odds are you attend class, read the textbook, talk to the students and/or professor, take notes, and study for that test. Some of you may even pray that you will remember what you have learned so that you can do well on this test. Most people do not go into test hoping/thinking they will do well without doing any preparation for that test. You can apply this same analogy to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints "Mormonism". If you are wondering if the church is true, attend the meetings, keep a journal of what you feel and are thinking, maybe even write down points that jump out at you, talk to the missionaries and/or members about things you may not be sure about, and read the Book of Mormon. When you are doing all these, pray. Pray that you will know whether or not what you are learning is true and if it is good. Then pay close attention. The Holy Ghost most likely won't jump out and scream it's truthfullness. The Holy Ghost will speak softly, or maybe give you a feeling. It won't be anything overly dramatic, just enough for you to notice. When you notice, ask if that was your answer. The Lord always answers prayers, we just need to recognize the answer and be willing to accept it. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Lizzie
Our 8th article of faith reads, "We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God." Show more Show less