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Hi I'm Liz

I'm a college student. I love to read, write, play the piano and learn other languages. I love Christ. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young adult, and I am so excited about the future ahead of me. I am the youngest of five in my family, which has been a blast-- I mean, who doesn't love being the baby, right? I grew up in northern Utah to my wonderful parents and I spent my childhood taking ballet and piano lessons. One passion of mine is classical music; I have taken piano lessons since the age of five, and have studied with professors at three different universities in the area. I feel like there are certain emotions that can only be truly expressed and appreciated through music/ the arts. I am currently a student at BYU, where I am majoring in English, which I absolutely love. I spent a semester abroad in Spain, which completely changed my life. I love everything about the Spanish language and am trying to improve my Spanish skills every day! Learning about a new culture and way of communication has expanded my view of the world in ways I never could've imagined. I am currently serving a mission in Portugal, where I'll have to learn yet another language-- Portuguese. I am so happy for this wonderful opportunity to fulfill my life-long goal and desire to serve the Lord full time by teaching others about the love God has for His children.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to stay a member of the LDS church, because it answers so, so many of life's questions. I feel extremely blessed that at hard times I had the knowledge and wisdom I'd been taught on Sundays and in the scriptures to fall back on. For instance, when I was 12, I went to middle school (yuck!) and didn't have friends to talk to, hang out with, or sit by. I felt terribly alone until my brother suggested that I started reading the Book of Mormon in my spare time. When I took his advice, my life completely changed because I had gained a friend-- Jesus Christ. I realized that if I put my trust in Him, I would never be alone. Ever since that first genuine religious experience, which is not unique by all means, I have come to understand how wonderful being a Mormon is. Even though it may seem like it is a hard way to live, in reality it's much easier than it seems. I cannot even begin to describe how comforting it is to know what true happiness is, and how to obtain it. There are so many things devout Mormons don't need to worry about, because of the way they live their lives, and the relationship they have with God. I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Growing up in an area that's heavily saturated with Mormons and devout Christians of other faiths sounds like it's a breeze, doesn't it? Wrong! It is much more difficult than it seems on the surface. When you're surrounded by people that are so similar to you, it's often easy to slip through the cracks, unnoticed, or simply go against the grain and reject everything you've been taught so that you're different from everybody else. I live my faith by trying to be "different" by attempting to become the best I can be, and by taking steps to become better day by day. I don't care if my neighbors think I'm a "good-goody-girl" or that I am totally in over my head. I put my faith and trust in God. I know that what He thinks of me is infinitely more important than what anyone else thinks. Over the past few years I've come to realize that the easiest way for me to feel God's love and influence is to first draw near unto Him. One of the main ways I do this is by being charitable in my private life. By this I don't necessarily mean by donating coats to homeless shelters, rather to have a brotherly love towards all that are around me, no matter who they are. I know that Christ is a happy and pleasant person because I am happy when I do what as He would.