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Hi I'm Liz

I like to laugh! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

People make me happy! I love learning about why people act the way they do and what makes them truly happy. I served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the wonderful state of New Jersey! Before my mission, I was given an amazing opportunity to give up everything I had ever known and move to the Czech Republic for 9 months. I learned so much about myself and about other cultures; especially about how I can live with and love others who are so different from me. Now I am married to my best friend since 3rd grade and together we are making our dreams come true!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that was always active in the church. Going to church and participating in the activities was just part of who we were. But there is a big difference between just going to church and actually getting something out of it. That difference is desire! When I was 16 years old, I remember sitting there one day reflecting on my life. I felt so stagnant! Everything in my life was going so well! I remember asking myself why I wasn't experiencing trials like everyone else around me. A few weeks later, my trial came and I was left wishing for the stagnancy once again. My 39-year-old mother went in for an outbound surgery on Monday morning. By Monday afternoon, she was admitted to the ER. They couldn't figure out what was wrong. By Tuesday evening she was pronounced braindead due to a massive stroke that she suffered in her brainstem. And by Wednesday morning she passed away. My perfect little life exploded in just a few moments. And I was left with darkness and despair. I was angry, depressed, confused, stressed, and every other emotion possible. For months after her death, I told myself that I shouldn't be happy because my sweet mother was dead. It didn't seem remotely possible that I could ever move forward. My family continued going to church and the ward supported us. I am grateful for them. But I wasn't okay. Not yet. As I look back on that time in my life, I realize that I didn't have a testimony of my own. I knew the doctrine but I had never actually had the faith to apply it to my life yet. I remember sitting there one day thinking about my mom. I knew that she had a testimony. She showed her testimony through the way she lived her life. I decided at that moment that my mother had taught me everything that I needed to know to be truly happy in this life. I just had to trust in my Savior and in the restored church. That decison has made all the difference in my life! I'm a Mormon because it is true!

How I live my faith

I have learned that the more I try to live the gospel of Jesus Christ through an increase in faith and repentance, I become happier! The gospel just makes sense to every part of my mind and heart.