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Hi I'm Ellyn

I am a wife, I am a college student, I am a social worker, I love ice cream and I am a Mormon

About Me

Well friends, I live my life simply. Learn more, laugh more, love more, and LIVE more. Everyday is a gift, and a chance to grow into something better. I love walks on the beach, small quirky restaurants, ice cream cones, driving around alone with the radio on really loud, playing with dogs, dancing, singing about anything, learning until my brain aches, laughing until my stomach hurts, smiling, giving strangers flowers, and making others happy. The world needs more love, why can't it start with me?

Why I am a Mormon

This gospel is exciting! I wake up every morning with a smile on my face, for there is no greater knowledge than knowing that I am a daughter of God with a divine heritage who knows where I am going, where I am from, and that I have a Savior. I am grateful for this gospel and for the opportunities and blessings it has offered. I am a Mormon because the truthfulness has been testified to me, and I know it is true with all my heart! I would not have known of this truthfulness if I had not read the Book of Mormon for myself and prayed about it earnestly to my Heavenly Father. I am a Mormon because I have felt the power, mercies, and blessings of a loving God in my life, and it is real. The sacrifices that were made to bring this gospel into the world are also real, and have taught me humility and gratitude. I am Mormon because it makes me happy!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following the ultimate example; Jesus Christ. His life was perfect, and every time I study or read about him from the scriptures, I find more ways for me to improve myself. The best way that I show what I believe is by serving those around me. We are all sons and daughters of a Heavenly Father who loves us so much- more than we even know. When we serve each other, we serve our God. I also stand for truth and righteousness by being virtuous, honest, and making decisions with integrity. I have found that the commandments that God has given do not restrain me; they free me. I live my life with happiness and joy because that is what the gospel offers.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Ellyn
One of the great reasons we are on the earth is to "have joy" (2 Nephi 2:25). Our Father in Heaven wants nothing more for each us than to find true happiness, and has given us guidance to help us understand what true happiness is. By following the example of Jesus Christ, striving to keep God's commandments, knowing about Heavenly Father's plan of Happiness, attending church meetings, praying, and reading the scriptures we can find peace and happiness in our lives. The Family is an important part of this Plan, and the way we live focuses much on our families. We want to share this joy with everyone! Knowing where I am going after this life, where I am from, what my true potential is; this is a knowledge I wish for everyone to know! Mormons share this message through service, missionary work, and contributing to the world. Sometimes it is hard to face the temptations of the world, but we are taught to stand strong and to build our lives on a "sure foundation" (Helaman 5:12). We live a lifestyle of love; love for our families, ourselves, all man kind, and most importantly our Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less