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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I'm a Mormon. Im new to the church, my baptismal date was september 4, 11 and i am excited and in love with my new found family.

About Me

I am a full time student and a single mom. My major is Psychology and Social Services. I really enjoy helping people. I feel that i am a very compassionate and understanding person, so i would love the opportunity to become a therapist of some type in order to help as i have been helped. I am very family oriented and really enjoy all things regaurding family. I am a excellent cook, i pride myself on my cooking abilities. I won an award in my ward for first place at our pic nic, i made peach braised ribs. Reading is my passion, i have made the book of mormon my youngest daughters bedtime story. I desire for her to be a member just as i am so i am starting young in order to lead her the right way. After my baptism, i found emotionsi never even knew i had. I felt renewed and clean and just whole and complete. I desire to find people who can share in my experiences, good people who accept me for me and appreciate the beautiful woman i am. I no longer desire to associate with the poeple i used to because they are still living a very unsavory lifestyle and i no longer want that for myself or my children. I just cant wait to meet new people.

Why I am a Mormon

I lived 28 ears in the dark, surviving in a world that didnt even accept me for who i am. I am creole and irish and had a really hard childhood. One day i was planning my daughter 1st birthday party and was approached by two missionaries. We set a time and a date to sit down and talk. I never thought this would be the pathway to my redemption. We began the lessons and almost immediately i felt like i had arrived. I just new,beyound reason, without a doubt that this was right, this was were i needed to be. I continued on with the lessons just looking for something to not make sense. something contradictory, a reason to move on and i couldnt find one. I felt so comfortable and at home. Then when i went to the church the kindness and opennessof the members made me so comfortable, it brought me to tears and i knew i could never leave, that this church was real, that the Lord dinned with these members and that i had to be baptised. During the days leading up to my baptismal the devil played games with me, he made we second guess my decision yet Heavonly Father had hold of me and wouldnt let me go. On the day of my baptism i felt love and freedom i have never felt before. My tears flowed freely, and i knew that i would have family for the rest of my life. I knew that my children would have family and best of all that we could be eternally sealed to each other. I am mormon because nothing else is right. This is the church for me, my faith is strong and true and i am Mormon because this is what Heavonly Father had in store for me from birth, i just had to find my way home.

How I live my faith

Being a new member is exciting. i attend everything, i go everywhere and meet everyone. I am in church every sunday and i fellowship with the members as often as possible. I have left my old ways behind including the people i used to associate with. My faith has become the brightess morning star in my life. I continue to meet with the missionaries and with my home teachers and recieve my new member lessons. Its all so exciting to me, i read my books all the time and just and trying to get closer to heavonly father. When i have a question about something i have read, i ask. I dont let things hinder me when it comes to my faith. I dive into things head on and have found that i truely and in love with every new thing that i learn. I try to incorporate the church into my daily life and into the life of my baby. I can see so many beautiful things for her as long as i continue teaching her the right and enriching things.

What do Mormons believe about family?

My simple answer is Family is very important to the church and to each individual Mormon family. Family is the corner stone of the church, and each member becomes your family. I have found that my family exstends beyound mer biology and reaches each individual in my ward. Family is a union, a bound made between a group of people. They have a unspoken promise to each other, to care for, love and protect each member of their family. So many values are taught such as family prayer, family home evenings etc, that center around your family unit. Simply put, we believe that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ, therefore together we are a family. Show more Show less