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Hi I'm Lizzie Fleck

I am a missionary in the Oklahoma Tulsa Mission, friend, daughter, reader, potterhead, and whovian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in Utah my whole life and was born and raised in the church. It's something I have been very grateful for in my life. I grew up with my parents and one younger brother. We have a dog named Pippin and a cat named Tink. I have been reading and loving the Harry Potter series since I was about six years old. I graduated from Snow College with my AS in May 2012 I attended two semesters at USU before deciding, on my 21st birthday, to serve a mission. I got my call to the Tulsa Oklahoma Mission on October 9th. I am very excited for the opportunity to serve the people of Oklahoma.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because when I attend Sunday meetings, read the scriptures, pray or do anything else involving the church I feel a calm and peaceful. I love what the church teaches about eternal families, I'm so grateful to know that when a loved one leaves this life it is only a temporary separation and I will not only be with them again, but I will be with them for an eternity.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by living by the standards the Lord has asked me to. Even though this may seem a bit daunting at times I know that as long as I am doing my very best I am doing what the Lord expects of me. I attend my weekly Sunday meetings and fulfill any callings I am given. I think the biggest thing I do to live my faith is I love those around me to the best of my abilities. If my Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ love them then I should also love them.

What is being a Mormon like?

Lizzie Fleck
I think that being a Mormon is just like being a member of any other religion. We still go to school and work. We spend time with our friends and fight with our families and just like everyone else, we want to be happy. Mormons believe that we find that happiness through our Heavenly Father and his plan for us. We believe that we will be happiest when we are striving to keep God's commandments which is why we pray, study the scriptures and go to Church. Through these things we will learn of God's commandments and how to keep them. A central part of our religion is families. We believe that families are eternal so we focus our lives around creating strong bonds with our families and then choosing the right spouse so that we can be with someone that we truly love for eternity. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Lizzie Fleck
Not everyone has an opportunity to receive the Gospel in this life, some don't even have the opportunity to learn about God and Jesus Christ. There have also been periods of time where Christ's true Church wasn't even on the earth, so there would be no opportunity for people to receive the fullness of the gospel during that time! If God is truly just and merciful then he wouldn't just condemn those people because they didn't receive the opportunity to accept the Gospel. We do baptisms for the dead because some people don't have the opportunity to receive the Gospel in this life even though, if given the opportunity, they would. Others don't accept it in this life because of misunderstandings or prejudices, but on the other side they have a better understanding of the teachings and want to accept the Gospel. We perform baptisms for the dead because Heavenly Father is a just and merciful God. Not everyone has the opportunity, or understanding to receive the Gospel in this life, but Heavenly Father prepared a way for them to receive the ordinances necessary to return to live with him. Show more Show less