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Hi I'm Elyse Workman

I play sports. I work with Special Ed children. I love to travel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love playing sports! I grew up with sports and my favorites to play are softball, volleyball, basketball, and racquetball. I go to school and I am almost done with my associates degree, I am eventually going to be a dental hygienist. I love to spend time with family and friends, they have helped me become who I am today. One thing I have always enjoyed is traveling and seeing different parts of the country, my favorite big city I have been to so far is Chicago. I lived and worked in Alaska for 4 months in the summer of 2010, it was the best 4 months of my life discovering Alaska and the beauty there. Some other hobbies I enjoy are horseback riding, 4wheeling, swimming, snowboarding, wakeboarding, shopping, bowling, watching movies, listening to music, meeting new people, hiking, ice skating, etc.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church and it is the greatest blessing in my life. I have chosen to live this gospel my whole life because of the happiness and joy it brings to me. When times get hard and I feel alone or feel like my trials are too hard to overcome and nobody knows my pain, I think of our Savior Jesus Christ and the sacrifice he made for us. He suffered in the garden of Gethsemane and bled from every pore. He knows how we feel, and He knows what we are going through. He is always there for each and every one of us, He is just waiting for us to turn to Him and let Him ease our pains. He loves us. A lot of people think that us Mormons have too many rules to live by and it holds us back and takes away our freedom. I very much disagree. When I avoid things that the rest of the world is doing, that is when I feel free. I have seen loved ones who have had their rights taken away because of alcohol and other harmful drugs. They end up in jail because of the effects of these things. I love The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, it gives me strength to stay strong and not give into temptations or the evil practices of the world. It gives me hope and true happiness, happiness that comes from living the way our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ would have us live.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving those around me. I feel like when I serve the people around me then I forget about my worries or my struggles, and I am able to show love and compassion. God has the same love for us. Christ once said "If you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." I also live my faith by being the best I can be and standing up for what I believe in. We cannot be an obedient son or daughter of God only on Sunday when we go to church, the love He has for us is something we can share to the world by standing up for the truths that we believe.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Elyse Workman
Yes, you can attend a church meeting. Visitors are more than welcome to come listen to a church meeting, I invite you to find one in your area and visit. We welcome visitors and love to see visitors. A normal church meeting starts with a few announcements, followed by an opening hymn. We have hymn books and you are welcome to sing along. After the opening hymn we have an opening prayer said by a member of the congregation. We then do some more announcements and sing another song while the sacrament is prepared. The sacrament is very sacred and is done in silence. The priesthood holders bless and pass the sacrament and those who can/want to partake are encouraged to do so. After the sacrament we usually have 2 or 3 speakers that are assigned to teach us more about principles and truths of the gospel. We end with a closing hymn and a closing prayer. We have other meetings you are also welcome to attend, such as Sunday school and relief society (for the women) and priesthood meetings (for the men). We also have special classes for children and youth. Show more Show less