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Hi I'm Lizzie

I was raised in Utah. I'm a student at BYU. I've been to lots of different countries. I'm a Mormon

About Me

My parents are both Mormon and I have a close family. I was baptized in England and my family lived there for a year when I was 8. I love animals and nature. I did a lot of activities in high school including swim team, drama, choir, and youth court. I'm a student at BYU studying communications. I spent an incredible semester in Jerusalem at the BYU center. I've been called to serve a mission in California. People would say I'm outgoing and confident. I love to laugh and I love life.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a mormon family and I have always been taught the gospel for as long as I can remember. I didn't gain my own testimony that the Church was true and what I really wanted to be a part of until I was about 15. I went to EFY and felt the Savior's love for me so strong. I made a decision to go to BYU, a private college run by the church. My life changed as I learned more about the scriptures in the religion classes which are part of BYU curriculum. I experienced social challenges and many trials that might have made other people decided they didn't want to be part of the Church or have anything to do with God, but through these trials, I became closer to God as I realized I couldn't live life on my own and I wasn't strong enough to get through trials without him. When I went to Jerusalem for 4 months to study at BYU's satellite school in Jerusalem. I walked where Jesus walked and I studied his life. I knew without a doubt that the gospel He restored to the earth through Joseph Smith was true. I wanted to share this truth with everyone. That is why I am a Mormon and why I chose to serve a mission. I love living by these truths I've learned and I love learning more about the gospel and Gods plan for me every day.

How I live my faith

I've served my church in many different duties. I've been a teacher for the women's class in church. This was my favorite responsibility because I love to teach. I work with wonderful women and I get to know them as I visit with them each month. Because I am in a student ward right now, all the people in my church are single adults. Because everyone in my church group is in pretty much the same type of life situation, it makes it so much easier to bond and learn from and lean on each other. When I can, I give advice or comfort to younger students in my ward who are going through similar experiences I've had. I always make a point to share my testimony and my belief in God and his Plan for us.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Lizzie
When Mormon's attend church we are asked to wear our "sunday best." This can be different for each person, but typically, men wear suits and ties, slacks and coats; women wear modest, nice dresses and skirts. We dress up for church not because it is required, but because we want to show respect for God and his Church. Even if someone were to wear something different, like a woman wore pants, or a man wore tennis shoes, they are still welcome to church and are able to worship in what ever clothes they feel are appropriate or respect God's church. As far as holiday's go, Mormons celebrate Christmas and Easter as being spiritual holidays. Christmas is a celebration of Christ's birth. Easter celebrates Christ's death and Resurrection. Because both celebrate the life and work of Christ and also because there would be no Christmas without Easter and the other way around, Both of these holidays are very special. We do also celebrate every regional and national holiday in the countries where we live. In Utah, there is a special holiday that isn't well known in other states and countries. Pioneer day, (which is on July 24th) is the celebration of the day the Pioneers first entered the Utah valley led by Prophet Brigham Young. Because of love we have for past and modern pioneers as they relate to the church as well as to the settling of Utah and other states, this holiday is a very special one, particularly for Mormons in Utah. Show more Show less