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Hi I'm Elizabeth Nelson

I love to travel the world. I also love watching a movie on the couch. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My life is crazy. I have four kids who could take up all of my time, but alas, there are other things that have to get done (groceries, laundry, etc.). I love to watch my kids dance, play basketball, run a mile, master a piano piece, or build a super cool LEGO creation. It reminds me of their potential to do amazing things. I love being a part of that discovery! After years as a stay at home mom, my youngest went to school and I went to work. I work part-time for my brother, the dentist. It's fun to work in a fast-paced professional place where my skills can grow. I feel challenged every day. It's gratifying to help build a business that enables people to live a quality life. My husband and I love to travel. Every other year we usually take a big trip. I spend more hours planning the vacation than we're away, but that's part of the fun for me--researching a new place. I am always amazed when I'm in a foreign place at how quickly I feel at home. I feel a connection with people wherever I go. I love to see how others live and find out about what other cultures value.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I want to be. I chose to be. I have not been compelled to be. I chose to be. There is a misconception among many people in our world that our Church requires "blind faith." In other words, we're not to question policy or question our leaders. In fact, the opposite is true. We are taught to seek a witness for ourselves if the things we are taught are true. I have done this thoroughly and that's why I'm a Mormon. Being a Mormon helps me to recognize the Lord's hand in my life. I want my life to have meaning and purpose. I want to know that there is a plan for my life that will ensure happiness in this life and next. Too many things in this life are uncertain and undependable. I want a safe haven for myself and my family where I can block out the noise of the world and seek answers from a greater source than a search engine. My Church teaches all about God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Spirit that can guide me daily. My Church provides great opportunities to serve others as Jesus taught men to do. Through that service I have been blessed beyond measure. I'm a Mormon because I have studied the principles that the Mormon Church is built upon. I know them to be true because of an overwhelming feeling that I get every time I read a scripture or hear a prophet's voice. I know that this Church is led by a true prophet. That is so important to me--that there is a "modern day Moses" that will lead me along and speak the words that God directs Him to. I have read the Book of Mormon and I know it is true. Along with the Bible it is a witness of the divinity of Jesus Christ. It is also a testament to the legitimacy of Joseph Smith, the prophet that restored Christ's Church to the earth. Any man who reads the Book of Mormon with the intent to know the truth will arrive at the same place I have.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving. That is what Christ taught isn't it? "If you love me, feed my sheep." I teach the young women in our congregation. I organize activities for them as well. I always try to instill in them that they are daughters of a Father in Heaven that loves them very much. I want them to see themselves as He does. I also live my faith through prayer. I kneel with my family every night before bed and thank God for all the blessings we have. We are thankful one night for the rain and the next for the sun. Most of all we are grateful to have each other and the gospel of Jesus Christ to guide our lives. I love the scriptures. The Book of Mormon and Bible go hand in hand. They both testify of Jesus Christ and although they were written about ancient people they have so many applications for me and my family. There is something powerful about reading them. When I am diligent in my study I feel more peace in my life. I feel more equipped to solve problems and discern right from wrong.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Elizabeth Nelson
The first thing I'd do is talk to a Mormon! Seriously, go to the source! I pity the fool that learns about Mormons from social media or newspapers. Talk to members to find out the source of their faith. They'll probably share their feelings with you and if you still seem interested direct you to missionaries. Why? Because they LOVE to teach. They dedicate 18 months to two years of their life solely to teaching people the gospel. Their good at it. I know Mormonism is true because I've done three things--1)studied the teachings of Church leaders and the Book of Mormon, 2)prayed to know if they were true, 3)tested their teachings by living them. After this process (which continues daily for me) I always end up with the same realization. It's true! This realization is immediately followed by an enormous feeling of gratitude that my Father in Heaven loves me enough to reveal such thing to me personally. I know it's true. Show more Show less