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Hi I'm Liz

I grew up in Salt Lake City. I studied International Public Health. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to be outside. I am a runner. I love to serve others. I inherited a strong desire to be involved in my community from my parents. They taught me to look for ways to improve the lives of others, to work hard, to treat everyone equally and find a way to contribute something good to the world. I am married to a physician. We met while serving LDS missions in South America, so we both speak Spanish fluently. I received a Masters in Public Health not long after the birth of my fourth child. My husband and I plan to be involved in international public health organizations once our children are a little older. Our four young children are runners, bicyclists, soccer players, Lego-builders, artists, readers, and mess-makers. My life is full of driving kids to activities, volunteering in school classrooms, running, making meals, cuddling and reading books to my children, studying the gospel, participating in church as a counselor in Primary, working part-time from home as a marketing director, and reading.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother decided to return to attending church once she and my father had their first child. My father was not a member of the church, but he finally gave in to her insistence. She wanted one thing: for us, her children, to know that God loved us. I loved Primary as a child and developed at a young age a love and hunger for every doctrine I learned at church. At home while growing up, we always prayed for our food at family dinner time, but very little of the gospel of Jesus Christ was ever discussed. I began to read The Book of Mormon after I was baptized at the age of eight and received a copy as a gift from one of my aunts. I recognized quickly how good I felt when I read it, and continued reading it every day. I eventually finished the book when I was eleven-years old. I remember vividly the night that I read the last chapter in The Book of Mormon. I read Moroni's promise. I decided to kneel and ask Heavenly Father if all that I had read was true. As I prayed by my bedside, I felt an amazingly feeling come over me. I felt as if I were receiving an embrace, like a warm comforter was wrapped around me and I felt the purest and greatest love possible. I started to cry because I felt so wonderful inside; I knew without a doubt that The Book of Mormon is a true book, a testament of Jesus Christ, even the word of God. That prayer, that moment, changed my life forever. I immediately began re-reading the book again, and have read it almost every single day of my life since that night. I could never deny the power, peace and love that I feel inside every single time I read from The Book of Mormon. During my lifetime, it has been my continual study of The Book of Mormon that has sustained me, guided me, and strengthened my love for and testimony of my Savior, Jesus Christ. It is why I am a member of His church, why I believe what I do, and why I do everything that I do.

How I live my faith

I am one of the counselors in the Primary Presidency in my ward. I help the children have a positive experience each week at church during Sunday School and Sharing Time with the other children. I often have opportunities to share my testimony and teach the children various doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love being with and teaching the children. As I study the gospel and look for ways to teach the children in simple and straightforward ways, my own testimony of the truths of the gospel is strengthened. I love working with the children and feeling the Spirit as we learn about Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father's plan for us. I am also a visiting teacher in my ward. I look forward to visiting with other women in my ward and often - wherever we live - find my closest relationships from the associations formed. I feel this is due to the experiences I have in looking for ways to serve the women I am assigned to visit teach, and especially because of the quiet moments we have together where we share our thoughts about Jesus Christ, our current struggles and frustrations, and how the gospel is touching our lives and making them better.