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Hi I'm Liz Higham

I grew up in sunny California. I am a wife, a mother, a student loan administrator for a financial aid office and I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in beautiful sunny California. I love the beach, shopping, reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. I am married to an amazing man named Doug and we have one beautiful daughter, Alyssa. I graduated from Pepperdine University with a Business degree. During college I was able to study abroad in London, England for a semester and I traveled all over Europe. It truly was an amazing experience. My husband and I love to travel and have traveled to many tropical islands and hope to travel some more. I currently work as a student loan specialist for a University’s financial aid office. It is a wonderful feeling being able to help students achieve their goals in obtaining a degree in higher education. I am a wife, a mother, a student loan administrator and yes, I’m a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

My family was introduced to the church when I was 11 years old. At this time I had many quetions about why we were here and what happened when we died. My parents tried to answer as best they could but felt they didn't have all the answers, so my family started to visit different churches. My parents mentioned to my younger brother's soccer coach that we were visiting different churches and he invited us to attend church with their family the following Sunday, which incidentally was The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We attended and after the service my parents asked my brother and I what we thought and we both said that we liked the Mormon church and wanted to learn more. The missionaries came to our home to teach us the lessons where all of my questiosn were answered. We were baptized soon thereafter and our family was sealed a year later in the Oakland, California Temple for all eternity. The church has been the greatest blessing in my life. I have read the Book of Mormon and know it is true. The teachings of the church have allowed me to grow closer to my Savior and know of His love for me My membership in the church has been the greatest blessing in my life. The gospel has brought me so much happiness and has increased my faith and love for my Savior. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ know me personally, this knowledge has has helped me in dealing with day to day struggles and trials. Life can be challenging and we may not always know why we have to experience and endure some of the trials that we face in this life. I would be lost without the knowledge that my Heavenly Father does know and love me, and that He does have a plan for me. It gives me peace knowing that eventhough I may not have all the answers our Heavenly Father does and that I can pray to Him for help and guidance.

How I live my faith

I think it’s the small things, smiling, saying hello, being kind, and finding the good in others that have the most powerful impact on people. I have served in many capacities in my church and each time it has been so rewarding and fulfilling. I currently am the Relief Society Activity leader where my committee and I plan activities for the women in our church. Our activities range from learning a new skill, to serving within our community, helping other church members, or just getting to know everyone better and have fun. It has been wonderful to serve and help unify the women in my church.