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Hi I'm Elise Nelson

Dabbling in everything life has to offer is my thing and...I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello, world. My name is Elise Nelson. I have tried to take advantage of every opportunity possible in life. I love rock climbing, keeping up on playing the bass guitar and flute, dancing, being a former intercollegiate track and field athlete on the Brigham Young University team, laughing, singing, going to family reunions, star gazing, playing with kids, and learning new things.

Why I am a Mormon

There is no other organization on the face of the earth that helps someone reach perfection and fulfill God's plan for His children. Going to other churches can make someone a better citizen, human being, sibling, parent, and friend, but being a member of Christ's restored church turns anyone into His disciple. Religion doesn't just happen on Sundays when you're a Mormon. It happens on Monday when all members gather with their families to teach about Christ in the home and have fun together. It happens on Tuesday when the youth get together and learn useful skills that can help them contribute to the community and share the gospel. It happens on Wednesday when the younger children gather for boy scouts or Achievement days. It happens on Thursday when the young single adults gather to study the scriptures together. It happens occasionally on Friday or Saturday as well where whole congregations meet together with guests and friends to enjoy dinner and entertainment or when the church provides a safe environment for youth or single adults to dance together in a wholesome atmosphere. But it especially happens on Sunday when we gather to partake of the sacrament and renew our covenant to "always remember Him." So this helps us remember that religion should be part of not only our everyday life but our everyday mind. It is then that He becomes ours might and strength, allowing Him to change our heart. Being a Mormon means you can make even MORE sacred covenants with your Heavenly Father after baptism. There are many more covenants we can make with Him in His holy House, the temple, constructed after the manner of the ancient temples. When I am in there, I know it is the only place where heaven and earth meet, where records are kept on earth and in heaven, and where God works to save His children.

How I live my faith

Since infancy, I thank my parents for placing my feet on the path of righteousness, teaching me right from wrong, and helping me apply the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. Although I was born in a family who are all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have come to know for myself through an exercise of my faith that I know the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is literally the same church Jesus Christ established on the earth with the organization of apostles and missionaries. I know this because I have challenged the truth of the restoration of His church; I have read the Book of Mormon which is another record of Jesus Christ and His gospel written by ancient prophets who lived in the Americas from about 1200 BC to 400 AD. This book was hidden for over a thousand years and was revealed to the prophet God chose to restore the fullness of the gospel (Amos 3:7). This book has helped me more fully live my faith in Jesus Christ by