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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I live in Washington state. I work in a bakery. I am married with 5 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am number 5 of 7 children. My mother and father were wonderful parents! They made sure we knew that they loved us, and they set the best examples for us about service, unconditional love, and forgiveness. My mother gave us the spiritual foundation in our childhood. My father worked hard to provide for our physical needs, but also taught me lessons that I have come to learn on a more spiritual level as I have gotten older. My parents would allow friends of my brothers and sisters to stay with us when they would get kicked out of their homes. Mom would make sure they called home to let their moms know that they were safe. Then, on many occassions my parents would help the kids patch things up with their parents. When my mom died, my dad remarried. My step mom is a beautiful woman, and has brought back the twinkle in my dad's eyes. My dad is now a member of the LDS Church, and since his baptism I have witnessed a spirituality in him that I didn't recognize as a child. I love to hear his testimony and see the love he has for Christ! I have been married for almost 30 years. I have 5 children and 7 grandchildren. I work in a bakery, and enjoy baking very much. I also like to do crossword puzzles, and jigsaw puzzles. I enjoy all kinds of music from rock and roll to jazz, opera, and classical. I have a couple of dogs who are spoiled rotten.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Catholic. I went to Catholic schools from 2nd grade to 12th. I had questions about the Trinity, and when I asked the questions was told not to be a "doubting Thomas". I couldn't understand how if we were created in God's image, how could He, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost be one entity. In the Bible the story about Christ's baptism said that when he came up out of the water the Holy Ghost descended in the form of a dove, and a voice came from heaven saying "This is my beloved son, here Him!" This told me that they had to be 3 separate beings, which was contrary to what I'd been taught all my life. Years later I met my husband. I caught him kneeling one night, and asked what he was doing. He said he was praying. I'd never knelt to pray anywhere other than at church so this was new. He told me he was a Mormon. I thought it was a nationality, so he had to explain that it was a church. After we were married he told me his parents would try to convert me. I was stubborn about this. I did end up though being taught by the missionaries. The first time they spoke to me they talked about a pre-existence. This rang a bell with me. Then they talked about a boy, named Joseph Smith, who had a vision and saw God, and Jesus. They confirmed to me that they were indeed separate beings who are one in purpose. When I went to church the first time, I met a man standing outside greeting people. When I was introduced to him he took my hand in his. I immediately felt a warm sensation that went from head to toe. The feeling was one of Love. As I read the Book of Mormon I found a hole in my beliefs being filled. As I continue to read the Bible, Book of Mormon, and other scriptures I find that they confirm each other, and they all teach the same thing. Heavenly Father loves us all, and wants us to live with Him someday. Jesus loves us too, and because of Him we can find peace in our lives.

How I live my faith

I am blessed with the opportunity to teach beautiful children every Sunday! I love them all so much! I may be the teacher, but I learn alot from them too. I also visit families with my husband every month. We give them a special message each month, and also check on their well-being. If they need anything, we try to help out. If they need something we cannot help with we find the help they need. It is wonderful to be of service, to help others. When I was in college I made some pretty bad choices. I took up drinking, smoking, and marijuana use. I gave up all that when I before I joined the Church. The smoking and marijuana use were easy, but the alcohol was something I had a difficult time with. I learned that anything can be accomplished with the Lord by my side. In a prayer, one day, I told Heavenly Father that I was struggling with the desire to drink, and that I didn't want that. I told him I didn't want to drink alcohol again, but that I was weak, and I needed his help in this. From that moment on I have found that if I am living my faith, and doing those things I need to do (reading my scriptures, saying my prayers, serving others), that I do not have a desire to drink alcohol. If I am not doing those things, well, I get the desire back and can even taste it. My faith has become a life saving tool for me. I have found that life is so much better without the incumberances of alcohol or drugs. No matter how much you smoke or drink, you are being controlled by those substances, and you are therefore in bondage to the substances. My father in law taught me that concept, and I am eternally grateful to him for that lesson. I have also learned that Satan knows our weaknesses and doesn't let go easily. However, we have a Heavenly Father who loves us so much, he wont leave us to flounder! Christ suffered in Gethsemane and on the cross so that He would know what to do to help each of us. With Christ's help we CAN overcome ANY addiction, ANY heartache, ANY sin!