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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I grew up in London, England, and now live in Cambridgeshire. I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

I have two adult daughters and work full time. I studied with the Open University for my degree. I enjoy gardening, reading, some classical music and working on my family history when I have time.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents brought me up in the Church of England, and I used to go to church each Sunday and sing in the choir. However, in my mid teens I had a lot of questions about the concept of the Trinity, the nature of God, and whether this life was all that there is. When I was a teenager, the Osmonds were very popular, and although I didn't particularly like them, I listened to their album 'The Plan' and began to be curious about this church and it's teachings. After I finished school when I was 16, I went to stay with my aunt in Canada for a month's holiday, and picked up a copy of the Book of Mormon there from a library. I read it, and prayed about it, and felt in my heart that it was true. When I came back to London, I wanted to find out more, and asked for the missionaries to call. They taught us as a family a couple of times, but my parents weren't interested then. A few months later, I visited the Church's chapel on Exhibition Road, South Kensington. The missionaries told me that I needed my parents' consent to join as I was under 18. I went home, and my parents kindly agreed to let me start attending Catford chapel, and a few weeks later, I asked if I could be taught by the missionaries again. After another few weeks, the missionaries asked me if I would like to be baptized, and my parents agreed. The lessons the missionaries taught me, particularly about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ being two separate beings, and that there were modern prophets on the earth helped me realise that God does still care about us as his children. Knowing that we lived with Him before our birth here, and that we can return again after death and live in His presence with our families is very comforting to me.

How I live my faith

I teach in the women's group once a month, and occasionally help out with teaching the children's classes. I go with a friend to visit four other women on a monthly basis, and am visited myself by another two women, to see how I am, which I really appreciate, knowing that someone out there cares.