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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I'm a daughter. I'm a sister. I'm a goof and I'm a Mormon :)

About Me

Hi :) I have been a member of the church for about 6 years and just recently returned from serving a mission in the UT SLC Temple Square Mission (BEST mission in the world) ! I am the oldest of 5 siblings and I love it! I am currently attending school to become a elementary school teacher! I can't wait to graduate and to start teaching! I love life and all the crazy things that it brings and I LOVE to dance! :)

Why I am a Mormon

So, I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for about 6 years now. I actually grew up Catholic and even went to a private Catholic school. When my dad married my stepmom, who has been a member her whole life, he converted to the church. When I moved in with them when I was about 14 or 15 something very important happened; they asked me what church I would like to go to. Since I had never felt any strong connection to the Catholic church and I knew that they went to a different church I decided to go with them and see what it was all about. The moment I stepped into the church I felt something that I had never felt before and I had to know more. The missionaries learned that I wasn't a member and the next thing I knew they were at my house teaching me about the church. When I learned about Joseph Smith and the message of the restored gospel I knew the church was the true church of Jesus Christ . It had this familiar ring to it, like I had heard his story before. I ended up having about four sets of missionaries teach me. It wasn't because I wasn't ready to be baptized but it was because my mom wouldn't let me get baptized until I was 18. So, I waited. I continued to go to church and learn as much as I could and then two days after my 18th birthday I was baptized and then two days after that I was confirmed a member of the church and recieved the gift of the Holy Ghost. Other then being a full-time missionary, nothing has brought me more joy then to be baptized and recieve the Holy Ghost. Now, nothing really got easier after that; in fact it got harder. But, I know, without a doubt that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day- Saints is the true church here on the earth. I know that is has been restored through Joseph Smith who was a prophet of God. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that He atoned for the sins of the world. And becuase of that you and I can return to live with our Heavenly Father again.

How I live my faith

Well, I just recently returned from serving a full-time mission where I got the wonderful privilege of teaching so many wonderful people of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Since I have been home I have done my best to continue to help the missionaries and my family. Being a convert to the church I have many family members that are not members of the church and teaching them through my example is something that I take very seriously. Along with going to church each week and doing my best to study the scriptures daily, I try to take every oportunity that I can to share with people the greatest news the world will ever hear! :)

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Elizabeth
No. It is true that some members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints practiced polygamy back in the beginning years of the church. A lot of people are curious as to why? The greatest answer is that it was a commandment of God. Sometimes there are commandments and things that we are asked to do that we do not understand. But, because God sees the bigger picture it is in our best interest to trust and obey. When we do that we see so many blessings come from our obedience in the Lord. God gives no commandments to His children except to bless them in some way. The pracitice of polygamy ended in the year 1890 and that continues today. Anyone who practices polygamy is not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less