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Hi I'm Liz

I work to advance medicine, I'm married to the man of my dreams, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi I'm Liz! I recently graduated with a degree in biology and am currently working at a biomedical research facility. Before that, I was an Emergency Medical Technician in the ER of a hospital and volunteered for a local fire department. I love being a sister! Which is a good thing, because I have seven siblings, four of which were adopted. I have high ambitions to run a marathon and pick up road biking, I'm just working on mustering up courage equal to those ambitions. For right now, I find joy in shorter distance trail running or hiking, speaking Spanish with my husband, reading all types of literature, and cultivating my potted plants.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the power that moves my heart and soul when I read about the life and ministry of Christ. I am a Mormon because of the answers I find to life's most demanding questions in the words of the prophets from the Old and New Testament, the Book of Mormon, and our living prophet on Earth. I am a Mormon because of the answers and revelations I have received for my personal life through that sweet communion with God called prayer. I am a Mormon because I have witnessed our Heavenly Father's tender mercies daily in my life, from a timely loving embrace to immediate inspiration after a quickly uttered prayer. As a citizen of this world, I have heard of and witnessed the atrocities which sicken our society. Sometimes the burden of sorrow and misery which seems to saturate our race overwhelms me. However, when I allow the redeeming effects of Christ's Atonement to permeate my heart, optimism and hope expand my spirit until I am filled with joy. Jesus Christ truly is the 'Balm of Gilead,' the 'Prince of Peace,' our Savior and Redeemer.

How I live my faith

On Sundays I teach a class of joyful little 4 and 5 year old children. Every month I visit other women, during which time we teach and uplift each other and build a supporting relationship on which we can call in time of need. I also participate in community service activities organized by the society of women within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For example, we just finished donating items and assembling 'welcome kits' for the families of patients admitted to the local Children's Hospital. The purpose of these kits is to provide families with items they may not have thought to bring in their rush to bring their children to the hospital. I also live my faith in less formal ways by striving to learn more about Christ, joining in daily prayer with my husband and individually, and seeking to be filled with charity or the 'pure love of Christ.'