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Hi I'm Elizabeth!

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I am a kidney transplant recipient. I love life, scrabble, reading, and music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Utah, but have lived all my life in Arizona. I married my high school sweetheart. He is my best friend. We have been married nearly 33 years. I am the mother of 3 children, 2 daughters, and a son. I have 3 grandchildren. My greatest joy is being a mother and grandmother. I love being with my family and we spend a lot of time with each other. I love music. I love to sing and play the piano. I also play the flute. I love listening to inspiring music of all varieties. I believe music is a gift from heaven that sooths our souls in times of need and can help us express joy and gratitude to God. When I was a young mother, I had complete kidney failure as the result of a hereditary disease called polycystic kidney disease. I was blessed to receive a kidney transplant 17 years ago. The miracle of modern medicine, a loving and selfless family who was willing to donate their loved one’s organs to extend life to others, and the power of faith and prayers are why I am alive today. I love to read good books, write journals and letters, clean house, be organized, laugh, play games, watch good movies, cook, scrapbook, sew, paint, experiment with interior decorating, go fishing and camping.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon partly because I was born to wonderful parents who are members of the Mormon Church. But mostly, I learned for myself that the church is true. I was taught by my parents to pray. I learned about Jesus and Heavenly Father at home and at church. I learned that I am a child of God, and He has a plan of happiness for me and for all His children! I was baptized when I was 8. I knew I was making the correct decision. I continued to learn as I grew older. I read the entire Book of Mormon when I was 17. My dad encouraged me to read the Book of Mormon for myself, and gain my own testimony. He knew it was true and he wanted me to know! I received my own answer that the Book of Mormon is true. After reading the book, I prayed and asked God if it was true, and by the power of the Holy Ghost I received my answer. The Book of Mormon is true! I have read it many times. I read it every day. It is a second witness of Jesus Christ, the Holy Bible being the first witness of Him. I know that Joseph Smith restored the true Church of Jesus Christ on this earth today. I know that he literally saw a vision of Heavenly Father, and His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ. I know that Jesus Christ guides this Church through a living prophet today, Thomas S. Monson. I know that because of the atonement of Jesus Christ, we can repent of our sins. I know that as we follow Christ we will have true joy and peace. I know that following Jesus Christ is the only way to eternal happiness. During times of trial, knowing the gospel plan gives me strength to endure. I know that families can be together forever by participating in and receiving all the blessings available to us through the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I can think of no greater joy than living with my family forever. And I know that because of the gospel of Jesus Christ we can. I know all these things because the Holy Ghost has witnessed to me of these truths and I cannot deny them. That’s why I am a Mormon, and I am happy!

How I live my faith

I love serving in the church and enjoy attending the meetings and activities. I have worked with the teenagers and children. I enjoy teaching and helping them to find gospel truths and gain testimonies of Jesus Christ. I have also served with the women in the church and been involved in helping teach homemaking skills, gospel doctrines, music, and looking for opportunities to help those in need. Most recently, I have served with the Young Single Adults, (men and women ages 18-31). I enjoy singing in the ward choir. I have also played the organ or piano for church meetings. One of the best ways to find happiness is by serving others. I am grateful to share the talents the Lord has given me. I feel by sharing talents we are showing love and gratitude to the Lord. I know that through service we can find joy and feel our Heavenly Father’s love as we help and uplift others, bringing the love of the Savior into their lives.