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Hi I'm Liz

I grew up in Canada. I love music, history, and running. I went to BYU, got married and am a happy mother to 6 kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love classical music, piano, singing, reading, and studying history. I enjoy running, hiking, camping, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. I spent two summers after high school as a Fort Henry Guard in Kingston, Ontario. I graduated from BYU with a degree in History and English Teaching. I met my husband there and we got married sixteen years ago. We have been blessed with six remarkable children, including a set of identical twin boys. I spend my days taking care my children, my supportive husband and our home. Life for me is very busy but deeply rewarding. Having the privilege of being a full-time mom has taught me that my happiness comes from making my family happy. Their joys are my joys and their triumphs are my triumphs. My husband and I have a very happy marriage and we all love to be together as a family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family, but I didn't passively accept what I was taught at home or at church. I wanted to find out for myself. I started reading The Book of Mormon at age seven, and even though I didn't understand everything I read at that age, I definitely recognized the feeling of peace and love of God it brought into my life. I continued reading The Book of Mormon, as well as the Bible, and found that all the doctrines in the Book of Mormon were consistent with the Bible, and even clarified the meaning of the Bible. I felt the same Spirit of God enter my heart and mind when I read both books, and have tried to apply their teachings. The more I try to follow my Savior Jesus Christ, the more peace, joy, and hope I feel. This is a witness to me that the teachings are true because they fill my soul with light and joy as I try to live them. Through the sufferings of our Savior, I have been forgiven of my sins and my heart is changed to desire only that which is good. The love Jesus demonstrated for me in Gethsemane draws me to Him and binds my heart to His. When He died on Calvary and rose again on the third day, he brought about the resurrection for us all. This gives me the foundation of my conviction that we can live again as families in the hereafter. The Spirit of God emblazons my life with light, direction, and meaning. The more I study the Holy Scriptures and pray, the more assurances I gain that I am a daughter of God and that He knows and loves me. My testimony of Jesus Christ is the center of my life and it enhances all my family relationships and fills my life with meaning. I know it is through the atonement of Jesus Christ that I can return to live with Him again someday with my family.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to live the way Jesus taught. Prayer and scripture study are daily features of my life. Each week my family attends church and we partake of the Sacrament, bread and water which represent the emblems of our Savior's sacrifice for us. This ordinance renews my spirit and fills me with new resolve to move forward and the joy of redemption. My days are usually full of service to my family and where possible, I help in the schools my children attend. I lead the music for the children at church on Sunday and I have a calling as a Visiting Teacher. This means that I, along with a dear friend, watch over four other women in our ward or congregation. We visit monthly and share a message of Jesus Christ. We try to help each other and strengthen faith in our Savior. We have developed deep relationships with these women. We pray for them and try to help them through difficult times. We share our joys with each other just as we share our sorrows. The gospel of Jesus Christ offers us an ability to feel unity and the pure love of Christ for each other. As we strengthen our relationships with each other, we also strengthen our relationships with God, and come to know that we are His daughters. I cherish this opportunity to minister, one by one, as the Savior did. I am humbled to know that His church provides a way for each of us to both give and receive a personal ministry.