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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I'm a sister. I'm a student. I'm a hippie. But most importantly, I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Hello! My name is Elizabeth Butler. I am the fourth of six children, and so grateful for my large family! I was born a Northerner, raised a Southerner, and taught a Westerner. You could call me a mutt in background, but I cannot help but fall in love with every place I visit. Ever since I was little I have been fascinated with the outdoors and all the creatures and mysteries held therein. Any chance I am given, I nature. I see God's immense love for us through His beautiful creations, and feel glorious joy when I am surrounded by them. Therefore, I call myself a hippie. Not the dope smoking becoming one with yourself kind, but the barefoot in love with anything nature kind. I would always rather be outside. Now, with all this barefoot frolicking through meadows, I leave room for a real life, too. I currently attend the best college on Earth, BYU-Idaho (because, if you couldn't tell, I'm super mormon), and am studying biology in hopes of one day figuring out what I want to do with my life. While I try to figure it out, I have been called at a Sister Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints, serving in the Birmingham, England Mission. There are not words to describe how honored and ecstatic I am to be able to give of myself fully to God in His beautiful work. He has blessed me with the light of His gospel, and all I wish is to spread the joy and love that He has poured out on me. I love His light, need His love, and do my best to be His example.

Why I am a Mormon

There is a very simple answer to this question. I was born a Mormon. I could just leave it at that and dance along my way. However, there was a point in my life (around junior year of high school) where I realized that I was a real person on this Earth that could make real choices. I could actually choose for myself what path to take. How free that made me feel! Having grown up with the church my whole life, the thought would often pass through my mind, "Who would I be without the church? Is it just a crutch I choose to lean myself on?". I didn't give it much thought, until one day somebody (a nonmember) actually asked me those same exact questions! That day I decided I wanted to know. So I prayed. I pondered. I read. It wasn't until a day later that I was driving in my car and realized this gospel makes me happy. Truly, undoubtedly, amazingly happy beyond all belief. There is no feeling in this world that comes close to comparing to the holy and pure feeling of knowing and professing that there is a Father in Heaven who loves me individually! Who cares who I would be without the church, and if it is a crutch then I wish to be a cripple the rest of my life. I never wish to be on the outside looking in to the church building. I know with all my heart that Jesus is the Christ, my Savior, and my friend. I am a Mormon because of the joy. I am a Mormon because I love the light of Christ, and feel it surrounding me as I live His gospel.

How I live my faith

Living as Christ's example in a world that lives so contrary is definitely a challenge. Being the only one in a group of close friends to say "this is wrong" sometimes seems harder than moving a mountain, and sacrificing seemingly rewarding opportunities for God's will may be the hardest challenge we go through. However, Heavenly Father lives, and wishes nothing less than each and every one of our salvation. No matter how human I am (and I can be so human), I feel comfort when I remember that God loves me. He loves Elizabeth. Personally. No strings attached. And no sin or mistake I make can change that truth. How amazing is that? And its not just me. He loves ALL his children! No one is less cherished by Him because they sin differently than another. Along with His love He shares His light. My goal is to share that light with as many people as He would allow me. Life is truly a miracle formed in Heaven, and I strive to keep an attitude of gratitude as I remember this each day.

What do Mormons believe about family?

The best and most important belief we live about family is that we will be able to live eternally forever. I believe that through Christ's doctrine and mercy, once my wonderful family is sealed, we may live throughout all eternity together, and never part. I love my family with all my heart, and am so comforted knowing the truth of eternal families. I truly wish to be with them forever, and I know i will be. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is another true testament of Jesus Christ. Many believe it is not necessary because the world already has a Bible, but this is not true. In fact, the Book of Mormon and the Bible work hand in hand as a true and living testament of Jesus Christ and His gospel today. The only difference is that the Book of Mormon is a record of Christ's people in the Americas, not Europe. I myself love the Book of Mormon with all my heart. Through reading the Book of Mormon I have come to better know Christ and his doctrine, as well as receive spiritual comfort and guidance throughout the twists and turns of this life. I know this book is true, and I am so grateful to be able to partake of it's blessings. Show more Show less