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Hi I'm Elizabeth

Wife, mother, sister, friend, volunteer, employee...I have many rolls and titles, but above all, I am a follower of Jesus Christ.

About Me

Family I have been married to my best friend for nearly 30 years. We have a daughter, two sons, and a wonderful daughter-in-law. Our youngest is serving a mission in Italy. It is hard to believe after so many years raising children that we are empty-nesters. I love this season of life, though, the time my husband and I spend together and the (not nearly frequent enough) visits with our family. Hobbies I love to read and have participated in a book group since 1997. I try, and often fail, to keep two blogs current, one with book reviews for my book group and the other with stories from my life for my children. I also enjoy walking with friends. Career I have a Masters Degree in Computer Science. When the children we little we made the decision that I would leave the work force to raise our family. Over the years I taught computer classes at a university and a career school. I also dabbled in web development, creating and maintaining websites for a local yoga studio and a small non-profit organization dedicately to Alzheimer's awareness. Recently I accepted a position as an executive assistant to a financial professional. It has been a rewarding, challenging and new adventure.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I am a Mormon is that I have studied and prayed and have received precious spiritual feelings that this Church is true. These feelings began when I was a young child. I remember my baptism at age 8 and how I felt--clean and pure and loved by God. All through my youth I was buoyed up by the teachings of the gospel. I loved the scriptures. I had a desire to be obedient to God's commandments. I knew Jesus Christ was real and was my Savior. However, the story starts earlier. My parents were both raised Protestant. After they were married they went on a vacation to the western United States. They visited Temple Square in Salt Lake City and were impressed with what they saw there. A few months later, missionaries visited them at their home in Illinois. They were taught the gospel and baptized when I was less than one year old. They were the only members of the Church in their respective families. They stayed active and raised their family of 5 children in the Church. I firmly believe the gospel saved my life. I am the person I am today because of the influence of the Church. I attended BYU because of church membership. I met and married my husband because of church membership. We have had a loving, happy family culture because we have chosen to live the teachings of Jesus Christ in our home. I love the scriptures. I know we have prophets and apostles and the priesthood of God. I know families can be together forever through ordinances performed in holy temples.

How I live my faith

My faith is in Jesus Christ and His gospel. I try to live it every day. There are the more private moments...family prayer and scripture reading, personal gospel study and personal prayer, fasting with a spiritual purpose, partaking of the sacrament or quietly helping someone in need. Then there are times I find myself in gospel discussions with others, working with the missionaries or serving in a calling (a volunteer assignment at church) . I currently serve as a camp leader for young teenage women. This involves preparing for a summer camp that happens during one week of the summer. We learn outdoor skills, have lots of fun and learn about spiritual things. We have a program called visiting teaching where women are assigned to have ongoing contact, to provide watchcare and friendship to other women. I love the women I visit. Sometimes we just sit and talk. Sometimes we work on a project or go to a quilt show or movie. Sometimes we go for a walk or provide service to someone else. My husband is currently serving in a significant church leadership position that requires much in the way of interviews, meetings, mentoring, travel and accountability. I am blessed to be able to travel with him, visiting various congregations, sharing gospel messages and loving the people. Hopefully the best way I live my faith is how I view and treat other people. I try to be kind, compassionate, respectful and attentive to others. I want to reflect the love and light of Jesus Christ.