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Hi I'm Liz

I was born in Denmark, raised in Alberta, Canada, have lived in the United States most of my adult life and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My life is an interesting collection of stages. It is hard to say exactly how I am defined as my activities have evolved and changed with my circumstances in life. But it all revolves around the fact that I am a wife, a mother of 10, a grandmother of 32. I love being a wife, a mother and a grandmother!! When our children were young I was a BUSY 'stay -at-home Mom'. I sewed everything for everyone including lingerie, t-shirts, prom dresses and men's suits. I gardened extensively canning hundreds of quarts of fruit and vegetables every year to feed our family. I learned to "coupon" to stretch our budget. I fed a family of 12 on 1 pound of ground meat. I volunteered in our children's schools coordinating book drives, fund raising, etc. Doing genealogy is my passion. I love to learn about my ancestors!! I have learned to read the old Danish and German Script so I can decipher the old records. A research trip to Germany was so rewarding as was a trip to Denmark to meet my extended family and visit the places where my ancestors lived. I love the ironic in nature. I see pictures in my mind. I take pictures and have a small photo business. There are so many beautiful things to capture through a lens. I love the scream of seagulls! I love to be near the water! I love mountain vistas! I love sunrises and sunsets! But my life is not a fairy tale. I've had my share of heartaches and disappointment. The anchor in my life is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, making everything I do possible.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother found the Gospel of Jesus Christ when I was 5 years old. Her faithful example gave me a foundation from which I could learn. I was baptized a member of this church when I was 8 years old. I grew up in an area where there were not very many other members of the church but in those early years I came to just "know" that God was real and that He loved me and cared about what happened to me. It was a spiritual knowledge, an ingrained part of me, that cannot be denied. So often I feel the whisperings of the Spirit directing me in the things I should or should not do. It is a huge comfort to know that I am not alone. I am so grateful to know that our Heavenly Father really does know me and directs me when I am willing to 'listen'. The Plan of Salvation, or the Plan of Happiness, is such a wonderful gift from our Father in Heaven. I love that families can be "forever"! I love that my husband and I were married in a temple not only for time but "for all Eternity"! Does it get any better than always being with the person you love? And our children can also be with us forever. That knowledge sustains me during the challenges of life :) I love that His great plan provides a way for me to be with my parents, grandparents and other ancestors after this life. What a grand reunion we can anticipate!!! I have a testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ which brings joy, peace and security to my life; and that is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Since I am happy as a Mormon it is only natural that I would want to share that happiness with others. Over the years I have spent time serving in many different ways to help others find happiness and peace. I have taught young children about Jesus Christ. I have worked with teenagers teaching them how to live a happy life by following the example of Jesus Christ. I have taught concepts of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to adults in Sunday classes. I have worked with women helping them through the tough times in their lives. Each month, another woman and I are assigned to visit some women in their homes to see how they are doing and to help them if we can. It is wonderful to see how their lives are enriched as they come closer to living as the Savior would have them live. I also have women visiting me. The women in the Church are a great source of strength to each other. We help each other when we need help whether it be physical or spiritual. There are many things which need to be done providing everyone with a chance to serve. Since we are a 'lay' church, which means there is no paid ministry, all of the little details of running a local church are done by volunteers. So, I have also played the piano to accompany the singing in various meetings and even participated in janitorial work to keep the church buildings clean. One of my favorite things is to spend time in the temples. I love the great feeling that is there. As we approach the time when my husband will retire we look forward to serving a mission when we can devote our full-time efforts to serving the Lord. We do not know where we might be called to serve. It could be anywhere in the world or right in our own backyard, but wherever it is we will be excited to help others who may need us. We will be excited to help them in whatever way we can but hope that in the process of helping them we can teach them of the happiness and peace to be found in following the teachings of Jesus Christ.