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Hi I'm Elizabeth

College student, aspiring personal trainer, Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student studying Exercise and Wellness, and I plan to go into personal training as a career. I love 80s music, the gym, movies, chocolate, poetry, playing the ukulele, and attempting recipes (and workouts and crafts and manicures) that I find on Pinterest. I deal with obsessive-compulsive disorder and scrupulosity; it can be difficult at times, but I've found that open dialogue, the help of professionals, a sense of humor, and and the support of my friends, family, and church make it much easier.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love and believe in the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I love the Book of Mormon and I know that it is true. I know that God lives, that Jesus Christ is His son, and that they love us. Being a Mormon gives me strength in hard times and helps me as I strive every day to improve myself and become a better person.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by studying, pursuing an education, developing my talents, and participating in church ordinances, meetings, and events. I serve as an activity group leader in my young single adult congregation and I love every minute of it.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

All Mormons are not required to serve missions. Many young LDS women my age choose to serve full-time missions. I admire them and I am so grateful for their dedication and service, but I didn't feel that a full-time mission was right for me and I have chosen not to serve as a full-time missionary. I have felt so much love and support from family, friends, and church leaders during the process of making this decision. The decision to serve or not serve a mission is voluntary, personal, and unique to each individual. Show more Show less