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Hi I'm Liz

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay at home mom for 5 great children, ages 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15. Currently I home teach our oldest. We relocated to ID just over 3 years ago. Where we miss being within 10 miles of all our family, our new state is beautiful and the members here have been wonderfully welcoming and supportive. We know the Lord wanted us here, and we enjoy the adventure. I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, cooking and am learning to knit. We are also enjoying to learn how to garden here. I joined the church at 19, within 3 weeks of meeting the missionaries. I met my husband 9 months later and we were sealed 2 months after my year mark.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, I was always seeking. My father had been raised Catholic, but wasn't practicing. My mother had been raised Protestant, but wasn't practicing either. I grew up believing in God, but I had a lot of questions. I would go to my friends churches or ask about them, but never got all the answers I wanted, or something would just not seem right. I dated the same boy during 3 years of high school. In my senior year I broke it off because it was unsafe and not good for either of us. Shortly before graduation I met a girl because of a mutual friend. She and her boyfriend were always happy and he was such a gentleman. So one day I asked them why. She said it was because they had the church. I pointed out that my dad was Catholic and he was miserable. She then said, "No, we have the true church." So I asked her to prove it. They gave me a marked Book of Mormon and I read it in 2 days and had a lot of questions. So her family had the missionaries over to meet with me. For the first time, I was given real answers and if the Elders didn't know they found out and let me know. No question was brushed aside or belittled, just honest and straight answers and no agenda. I was baptized 3 weeks after receiving that Book of Mormon. It wasn't the easy choice, my family didn't approve and my old friends certainly didn't, but it was the right choice. I am still grateful for my friends bravery in telling me about her religion, and the friends I made that 1st year that made sure I didn't fall away. I moved one week after my baptism, and she went to my new ward with me the first month, to make sure I kept going. 6 months after I joined, I had to move in with my grandparents, 90 minutes away because they needed home care. A good friend from my ward made sure I had the Sacrament brought to me each week, since I couldn't attend meetings. I knew this was the true church, not only because of the truth of the words, but because of the actions of the members who became my family.

How I live my faith

I have had many callings in the church. I have worked with the small children, the young women and the women my own age. I have inevitably learned and loved every opportunity to serve and participate- no matter how nervous or doubtful I was of my own abilities. Currently, I am learning to be a ward web specialist, specifically to help our members get on this site and on the directory. I enjoy helping and serving in the wards I am in. It is what families do for one another, and my ward is my family. It isn't always easy with 5 kids to have enough time, but I have never regretted getting out to visit the sisters in our ward or to go to a meeting. I always feel lighter and less stressed for doing it. I have been blessed to meet some very wonderful, interesting, strong women, that I am blessed to name as friends.