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Hi I'm Eliza

I am a violinist, a chef, one of nine kids, and I am serving a mission in Boston.

About Me

I am a college student. I am the third child out of nine and I love my family. My favorite things to do include reading novels, cooking and baking, playing the violin, being outdoors, hiking, camping, and playing sports especially lacrosse.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in a Mormon home. My parents were always very active in the church. For a long time I attended church because I knew it was what I was supposed to do, and what was expected of me. But when I was getting older I wanted to know for myself whether I believed the church to be true. I decided to read the Book of Mormon by myself. I had always had I hard time getting through it all by myself. But I got through it and prayed to my Heavenly Father and asked Him if it were true. I had this warm, calm feeling afterwards.I then had the thought that I had already known it was true. I knew the scripture stories well, and I always listened to the Prophet and Apostles and had always believed them to be speaking the truth. I have always trusted and respected my parents and church leaders, and knew that they were doing what was right. I know Jesus Christ died for me, and for everyone. He died to complete the atonement, which makes it possible for all of us to be resurrected and to live again. I know that the Lord is merciful and loves and knows each and every one of His children. He has made it possible for each of us to return to Him. But we have to be faithful to His commandments to be worthy enough to enter back into His kingdom. I know His plan is perfect. I am so grateful for the church in my life. I have had amazing experiences and have been able to get through difficult times because I knew my Heavenly Father was helping me and knew what I was going through. I am grateful that my family has brought me up in a righteous home so that we could have the spirit with us at all times.

How I live my faith

I have lived in a student ward for the past two years and have had callings that had me working with girls around my age. My main job was to organize activities for the group of girls I was working with. I had the opportunity to have a temple nearby so I attended it as much as I could. I would actively attend the ward activities and meetings.