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Hi I'm Ellie Hardt

I grew up in Arizona. I joined the church when I was 18 and it changed my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in a family of 8 and was blessed to have wonderful parents however, they were not members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I joined the church when I was 18 years old. From that point on my life was changed. I am wife and mother. I have a great husband and 6 wonderful kids. My family means the world to me. I teach school and coach Cross Country and Track and Field . I love to give service and I love to bake and spend time with my family. We like to participate in athletics and we like to eat Sunday dinners together.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because it is something that makes me happy. After I joined the church I knew that my life would be better because of it. I never grew up with any religion background really, but I grew up and hung out with a few really fine nice young men who set a great example to me and planted the seed and thanks to them and their families I am very grateful for this. By living the gospel and following our Heavenly Fathers plan I find peace. Peace is what helps me make it through hard times and helps me to have happiness in my life. I know this church is true. I know that we have a Prophet on the earth today. For this I am most thankful. I am so happy that our Father in Heaven gives us guidance today. I am happy to be a member of this church. I know when we follow the teaching of our Father in Heaven we will have happiness. For this I am thankful. I am happy I have the truth. I hope someday to be able to share it with the rest of my family and I hope that my example to them is what it will take to bring them to the Gospel and back to our Father in Heaven. Just as the examples of my friends from High School and their families set for me I hope to do the same for my family. The Gospel is true and I am so happy that it is the foundation of my life.

How I live my faith

I work with the Young Women in our Ward. It is like the best thing ever. Their spirits are so fun to be around and I feel so lucky to be able to work with them every week. I visit teach some of the nicest ladies I have ever met. Through visiting teaching I have met some of my best friends of my life. I love to attend the Temple as this is a place like no other on earth. It is a place to go to find peace and to feel of our Saviors love. I love to go there, I love the feeling I have when I leave. It is just great. I also serve along with my husband as Stake Athletic directors. This calling is so fun and fulfilling as we get to work with the adults in the Stake by organizing and participating in a variety of athletics. Our mission statement that we came up with for the year is "To promote Faith, Family, and Fitness through athletics!" We are currently playing co-ed softball and it is a blast.