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Hi I'm Ellen Johnson

I am a whistler. I'm a peacemaker. I'm a missionary. I'm a work in progress. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was blessed with enough talent to help me earn a large amount of respect from my family, teachers, and peers. I was also blessed with enough imperfection to help me develop a large amount of respect FOR my family, teachers, and peers. I've finished my first year of college, and I'm currently in the MTC, studying and practicing to be a missionary in the Philippines. I love memorizing hymns and singing them wherever I go. I sway, tap, bob, wave, and stomp at the thought of a tune.

Why I am a Mormon

To be honest, I am a Mormon because my parents were first. But I think Heavenly Father made it that way for a good reason. I am strong in character, and when my lifestyle is questioned, I preach the church's principles and tell why. I like to prove the effective and satisfying abilities of church standards. I believe I was born into a Mormon family because I have the ability to help my friends stay closer to the Gospel. Though many converts having strong, spiritual characters, I don't think I would have been as dedicated as them if I hadn't been taught by my parents. I am not blessed with a very seeing eye. Learning it at a young age and living it has provided me with a lifetime of examples that I needed to fully appreciate the truth of Jesus Christ and what it means to be a Latter-Day Saint.

How I live my faith

I seek good company. I look for friends that respect the standards that I know Heavenly Father wants me to live. (The best people are the ones who will accept me and my quirks!) I let my friends know what my faith is. I tell them who I am and what I believe. I ask them to respect that by not swearing around me or asking me to participate in activities that they know are wrong to me. It sounds cheesy, but it has truly made me happy. I know what real friends are. I go to church meetings every Sunday. I "feast upon the word of Christ" by reading my scriptures. I aim to become better: it gives me great purpose. I do not want to settle for any sort of ill behavior. I am optimistic. I lift people up and encourage others. I strive to put myself in others' shoes and be selfless, like Christ. I try to set an example, as a person, as a Mormon, and as a Christ-like being.