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Hi I'm Elise

I'm a nerd. I like to be around people, sometimes. I like to think I'm funny, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a history student at Brigham Young University. I love old stories of people I wish I knew, and places I plan to go. I love reading pretty much anything I can get a hold of, fiction or non-fiction, fantasy or sci-fi, great literature or silly teenage book. I especially love Harry Potter ;). Music is a huge part of my life, I would rather be blind than deaf. I love to sing, and I do all the time, even though I'm terrible at it. My favorite thing to do every day is make someone else laugh, or even just smile faintly. It's all worth it when someone you love smiles.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to Latter-Day Saint parents in Salt Lake City, Utah. Many people assume I stayed Mormon out of convenience, and for the first part of my life I did. I grew up learning about Christ and His gospel, and believing what my mother taught me. But my situation at home required that I make an choice as to what I believed early in my life. At 8 years old, I acted on faith and chose to be baptized, and chose to continue living and learning about the gospel. At 15, I chose to find out for myself whether I knew what I believed, and whether it was true. I read the Book of Mormon, I lived according to its teachings, and I asked sincerely to know if it was true. I got my answer. Since then, I have had countless assurances from the Holy Spirit that it IS true, and because of it I know that I am not alone in this world. I have my Older Brother, my Savior, Jesus Christ, walking right beside me to help me, teach me, and sanctify me. I believe in miracles. I have seen too many to deny them. My life is a miracle. I know that God continues to work by miracles and revelations just like he has always done. He is the most consistent person in my life, and I am forever indebted to Him for the miracles He has worked for me.

How I live my faith

I served a voluntary full-time mission in Indiana, where a prophet of God sent me to go. I had amazing opportunities to meet and serve others and teach them about what has made me so happy. I do my absolute best every day to love others and treat them how the Savior would treat them. I repent a lot. I look forward to raising a family and teaching my children how to gain their own testimony, like I did mine.