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Hi I'm Liz

I'm a mom, almost a grandma and the first of twelve children with over 50 nieces and nephews! I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I just celebrated my 32nd wedding anniversary! I have three terrific children; and this past year, we added a son-in-law and daughter-in-law to the mix. My sweet parents have 12 children--I am the first! Being the oldest of 12, brought responsibility and many blessings. I remember my parents struggling to find the perfect name for their 12th child! I remember holidays and birthdays with crepe paper hung in the kitchen. There were hospital visits for broken bones and hospital visits to see newborn siblings. I remember going to church each week and taking up the entire pew. I have devoted parents who loved and served. Today, I consider myself truly blessed and treasure the opportunity to be an Aunt to over 50 nieces and nephews!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet, that he restored the gospel to the earth and brought forth the Book of Mormon, a second testament of Jesus Christ. Today, we have a living prophet here on earth who receives modern-day revelation. Jesus Christ stands at the head of our Church and I believe that He is our rock and the foundation of our faith. If we choose to follow Him, blessings in this life, and in the next, await. I'm a Mormon because I know that families can be forever through the blessings that are found in the temple. I love the Mormon temples. They are holy places where the Spirit of the Lord can dwell. If we live our best lives, the Spirit of the Lord can also dwell in our homes and in other places. My life is not perfect. My little family and my large, extended family has experienced our share of trials. We have learned to rely upon the Lord for help. I believe in the power of prayer and the peace that comes through scripture reading. I try to live each day to the fullest, just doing my best. If I fall short, then I know that my Savior will make up the difference. A member of our Church coined the phrase, "I'm a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it." That's how I feel and that's where I will always stand!

How I live my faith

My husband and I were both born and raised in Utah. We moved to California for employment after his college graduation from BYU. It was daunting to leave our families and move to an unfamiliar place. We prayed for guidance from heaven. We wanted to settle in an area where we could raise our children in a community where good families resided. Mostly, we wanted the opportunity to raise our children where we could live our Mormon faith and have the opportunity to serve both in the community and in our church. Our prayers were answered. I twice served as the PTA President, served as Team Mom for various youth athletic teams, volunteered at the high school level and even had the privilege of serving on political campaigns. I currently serve with the youth, ages 12-18 years, in our church. These kids are special to me and I love watching them live what they believe. I work to help them live the church standards and follow the example of our Savior, Jesus Christ. The opportunity to live and serve in Southern California turned out to be a rich blessing for me and for my family.