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Hi I'm Elizabeth

People call me Ellie, Liz, Elizabeth and Lizard. I'm a business student. I love doing Ragnar Races. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a typical college student, studying Business Management. Most of my days are spent studying and working. However, when I'm not hitting the books I love to swing dance, rock climb, travel, and try new things. One of my favorite ways to travel is with Ragnar Races, I've done the races in Chicago, Utah, Washington D.C. and California. I have a bucket list a mile long and the next goal I want to check off is work at an Olympic event.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family that has roots in Mormonism back to the earliest days of the church. Being raised Mormon is not the reason I am Mormon. When I was 12 years old, I had a lot of questions about the church. I was reading the Book of Mormon for the first time on my own and some of the things I was learning were very hard to swallow. One night I was overwhelmed with these questions. I was at Girls Camp (a week long camp for girls 12-18), and I was sick to my stomach because I couldn't figure out if I really believed in the doctorine that I was being taught. That night I knelt by my bed and prayed harder than I had ever before and for a long time nothing happened. I tried to picture my Savior's face and the minute I did that, I was completely surrounded/overcome... words can not describe, but those come close.... with the most intenese feeling of love. I began to think of all my questions and one by one they were answered with feelings of it's all right. My final question was, "Is this gospel that I've been living true?" And that feeling that was so intense was magnified, I had no doubt in my mind that everything I had been taught was true. Ever since that experience, I've had many smaller experiences that have reaffirmed the testimony that started when I was 12. I still have questions, but without fail they are always answered and ultimately I know that this gospel is true, so what else matters?

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon influences everything I do everyday. I try and live my life so that my Heavenly Father will be proud of me. For the most part that just means keeping the 10 Commandments and living by the Golden Rule. However, for me, being a Mormom is more than just trying to be a good person. Every week I go to church meetings and provide service in the ward, usually by playing the piano.