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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I am a wife, a mother and a grandmother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a degree from a prestigious university, but I gave up my career for a far more demanding and rewarding occupation--homemaker. My husband and I have six amazing children. Now that the children are grown and have families of their own in other places in the country, my husband and I spend a lot of time visiting them in order to keep close to them and our 18 grandchildren. When I am home, I love creating beautiful things. I express this in my gardening and quilting.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in another church. I left that church in high school because I felt empty, like something was missing. For example, my father died and the church gave me no comfort, no hope of ever seeing him again. After college, driving through Salt Lake City, my husband and I took a tour of Temple Square. I felt something there I had never felt before. I also learned for the first time that the scriptures taught that there had to be a "falling away" (apostasy) and a restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ. That made sense to me. That is why my former church did not meet my spiritual needs. It was not the true Church. Meeting with the missionaries, I learned so much, but more importantly, I felt the witness of the Holy Ghost that what they were teaching was true. I read the Book of Mormon in less than a week and knelt down and asked Heavenly Father if it was true. I received an undeniable answer that it is true and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the restored true Church of Jesus Christ. I am so grateful for the Church in my life. Everything is better knowing the reality of Heavenly Father's plan for us. I am grateful for the Savior. I love Him and try to show my gratitude to Him by living as He taught us to in the scriptures.

How I live my faith

My service in the Church is an amazing experience. I am learning Spanish so that I can communicate with the Hispanic members of the Church in my Church unit. They are very patient with me and appreciate all my efforts. They also understand my limitations with the language because they are trying to learn English! I work with the women in the Church and organize our Sunday meetings, mid-week meetings and visits to the women every month. I have witnessed so many miracles in my service to them. I have felt the Holy Ghost guiding me in my work. And I have drawn closer to Jesus Christ in my service. Currently, I am studying the four gospels and writing down everything I learn from Jesus Christ in His encounters with other people. In this way I hope to become a better leader by understanding what He did when He served others. I am learning obedience, humility, diligence and willingness to be of service even though I am tired, hungry or busy with other things. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve these wonderful sisters. I love them.