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Hi I'm Liz

I play college basketball. I speak Spanish. I love all sweets. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a Utah suburb with 1 sister and 3 brothers playing basketball, street hockey and riding bikes through our neighborhood. I danced, swam, played soccer and volleyball until i found my passion in basketball. I played college basketball for 3 years in Arizona and Iowa and I absolutely LOVED it! I took off 2 years to go to Argentina and teach the people there about Jesus Christ. I'm now in my senior season of college basketball. My goal is to become a successful business woman, raise a family, and maybe right a book and become a motivational speaker. Family and friends are really important to me! I love working out, so I can eat more sweets, but keep my girlish figure. I also love to scrapbook and take pictures, (especially pictures of myself) because pictures help me remember the good times. I love listening to music, all kinds, but I'm horrible at remembering lyrics! And I especially love to laugh and make people laugh. I'm quirky and goofy and love meeting new people!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon faith by loving parents who set a great example to me. They took me to church each Sunday and taught me to be an honest, kind, happy human being. From church and my parents I learned that I am a daughter of God and I'm on earth to learn how to be like my Savior and enjoy life. I liked what I learned as a child, and as I grew into a young woman I wanted to know for myself if the gospel of Jesus Christ was true. I read the Book of Mormon and I prayed about it. I applied the challenge of Moroni 10 and I waited for angels to come telling me the church was true. After some time, I realized that the answer came to me, by the quiet, comforting feelings of the Holy Ghost. I knew that the Book of Mormon testified of all of the things I had learned my whole life. Over my life my testimony continued to grow as I challenged every teaching, through testing each gospel principle. I realized God answers prayers, because I prayed. I gained a testimony of Joseph Smith, because I prayed to know. If the Book of Mormon is true, then Joseph Smith was a prophet and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church on the earth today. I can testify that it is. I have felt the witnessing power of the Holy Ghost. I cannot deny that God doesn't exist, because he answers my prayers. He answered another one today. Christ lives. He died for our sins and he knows exactly HOW we feel. . . he is the ONLY one that does. I know this, because I have a witness from the spirit of the Lord. Ask and ye shall recieve. I asked. And i recieved.

How I live my faith

At both of my colleges I met a lot of people who had never heard of Mormons before or knew what I believed in. With many I shared vocally what we believe and how i live Christ's teachings. . . but many of my friends watched what I did and learned. These things I didn't even realize, until they pointed out habits or activities I participate in, that they noticed. At church there are lots of activities for single adults my age, where we can enjoy having fun activities and sports together! And there's always food! . . . With being so far away from home for schooling, I was able to go to church each week and be adopted in by my ward family, which is all the people who went to our church in that area. They literally were my family.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Liz
I spent a year and a half in Argentina being a Mormon Missionary. It was the best experience of and for my life. I loved all of the wonderful people that I met and that were willing to listen to our message. I saw so many miracles of God's children receiving answers to their prayers and finding peace and happiness in their lives by following God and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Liz
There's more to life than just "eat, drink and be marry, for tomorrow we die." That's what Satan wants us to believe is the "purpose of life." Understanding that I'm a daughter of God, a daughter of a King, helps me to try and live as Christ did. It makes me understand that money and brands and parties aren't what brings happiness, but serving others and searching for God wants me to do, to be happy and strive to grow and become better each day in all aspects of my life. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Liz
Being a college athlete, I want to be in great shape. I want my team to be successful and win ball games. God has given me ONE body to do that with and He's given us guidelines so we can take care of our bodies and life a long, happy life. I know that since I have avoided drinking, smoking and drugs, God has blessed me with health. It doesn't mean I'll never get sick, but I'm doing my part, because God asked me. And that's good enough for me. Show more Show less