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Hi I'm Liz

I am a numbers nerd. I love following college football and basketball. I cry on average 2 times per year. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Greater Cincinnati area, spending years in both Kentucky and Ohio. I have 5 siblings and we are all very close in age, so it was nice always having someone to hang out with. When I was a sophomore in high school, I decided I wanted to be an actuary, since my math teacher told us that it was a good career if you liked math and wanted to make a good chunk of money. Thus, I majored in actuarial science when I went to college. After my junior year, I headed to Seattle for an actuarial internship and fell in love with the city. I decided to take a break from my studies before heading back for my senior year to serve a mission in Peru. It was an amazing experience and it was worth every sacrifice that I made. I recently graduated from college and started a full time job as an analyst for a consulting firm. I also married a wonderful man and we are enjoying the beginning of our life together. Life is good! I love following baseball, college basketball, and college football. It's hard to keep me away from the TV during March Madness. I like to do tae bo, play tennis, and bake/cook, especially when it is for others. I grew up near some awesome amusement parks and love roller coasters - the crazier the better! I have the life-long goal to visit all 50 states, 6 continents, and the 7 Wonders of the World.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate enough to be raised in a home where my parents taught me good principles and the importance of the gospel in my life. Since I was little, I have regularly attended church and was baptized and confirmed at the age of eight. I was a pretty knowledgeable kid and knew more than most of teachers at church and liked to correct them. However, knowledge alone is not everything. We can have all the knowledge in the world but if we don't have faith in or a testimony of Christ and His church then that knowledge serves us for nothing. There came a point in my life when I needed to know if the things that I had been taught both at church and by my parents were true. I cannot say that this testimony came in one day or even one year's time. It has been a gradual process. My earliest recollection of receiving a confirmation that I belonged to the true church of Jesus Christ came when I was around ten years old and was reading in the Book of Mormon. I felt an overwhelming sense of happiness and I could feel the love that the Savior has for me. That belief has grown over the years as my prayers have been answered and as I am edified as I read the scriptures and attend church. Now, I can say without a doubt that I know that I am a member of the true church of Jesus Christ which was restored to this earth by means of the prophet Joseph Smith. The Book of Mormon is true scripture and it is powerful. It has provided answers to my prayers and helps me to draw nearer to God. I am glad to be a Mormon. I know that I have a loving Heavenly Father who knows me better than anyone else and loves me, as he does all His children. I feel that I have been blessed beyond my comprehension and will do all that I can in return to serve Him.

How I live my faith

I try my best each day to follow the example of Jesus Christ and do what He would have me do. Trust me when I say that I am not perfect, but I try to live in such a way that I can have the spirit of the Lord with me. Sundays for me are sacred and it is my favorite day of the week. Nothing comes before my commitment to attend church and be spiritually renewed. Even though I have been attending church my whole life, I feel like there is something new that I can gain each week. I am uplifted by others and the insights and experiences that they share. I love the power of prayer. We can pray anytime and anywhere - it can be vocalized or silent. When I have having a difficult time I can say a quick prayer and feel comfort and peace. Or I can say a prayer of gratitude when something good happens! It's also great to just pour out my soul to Him each night before I go to bed. No matter who the person or what the situation, I know that Heavenly Father hears our prayers and is aware of our needs. I also love being able to serve others. From serving an 18 month proselyting mission in Peru to helping build a home for a family in need to singing at an old folk's home to taking dinner to a family in need, church has provided me with a wide variety of service opportunities. Not only does service help others, but it also makes me happy and when we serve others, we are also serving God.