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Hi I'm Elizabeth Brignone

I'm a New Yorker, musician, missionary and little sister. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was raised as the youngest of 6 kids in an extremely musical and spiritual household by the best parents anyone could ask for! I love a lot of things: all aspects of music, my family, writing, movies, laughing, and college football. I am currently serving in the Virginia Chesapeake Mission! When I return to BYU I plan on auditioning for the BYU School of Music to major in Music Education and minor in Psychology.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm lucky that I had the blessing of being born into the Gospel-my whole life I have been surrounded by our Savior's love and the knowledge of his existence and sacrifice. However, many events in my life have tried to shake that foundation-the loss people close to me, a parent's illness, and years of mockery- but the power of the Atonement is stronger than anything that life can throw at me. I'm a Mormon because throughout all that has happened the Gospel has sustained me, it has given me peace, comfort, strength, and most of all: hope and faith. Hope and faith that as long as I keep my covenants I will get to see my loved ones again. Hope and faith that as long as I try my best, I will get to live in Heaven in peace for eternity. I'm a Mormon because if I wasn't, I would be a shell of a person, and the Gospel of Christ can make me whole.

How I live my faith

Growing up in the East Coast, there were never a lot of members around, so I got used to standing alone. I got the affectionate nickname from my friends (and eventually teachers) of "The Mormon Girl" as they noticed the little things that I did differently-I never swore, I never had coffee, and no matter how hot it got during practice I was always modest. I have learned not just to keep the commandments that the Lord has given us, but to be thankful for them and the protection that they give me. There are so many ways to live the Gospel that are a part of everyday life that it is hard to distinguish them until they are gone. It's the cliche: little things add up. It's what they add up to that is important though, and what they add up to is a testimony-a testimony that I treasure and do my best to live everyday. The basics like reading my scriptures everyday, talking to my Father in Heaven through prayer, smiling at a stranger- change my outlook on life. I currently have the opportunity to serve a mission in the Virginia Chesapeake Mission, and as a missionary, I am a representative of Jesus Christ in all of my actions.

What is being a Mormon like?

Elizabeth Brignone
Being a Mormon is awesome! Although the church is spread across the world, we are one unit. The doctrine is the same across the world, and no matter where you go, if there is a congregation nearby you will never be friendless or in need of anything. We are one giant family who happens to speak a lot of languages. Many parts of our doctrine set us apart from the rest of the world-our belief in the Book of Mormon, adherence to the Word of Wisdom (no alcohol, no smoking, etc.), our belief in temples- but our foundation is the same: we believe in Jesus Christ and his saving Atonement. Sometimes it's hard being different from the rest of society, but the best things in life never come easily, especially the Gospel which is of immeasurable worth. Show more Show less