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Hi I'm Beth Ellen Liddell

I'm a country girl from Idaho who loves music, the outdoors, and sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born to a large family, number seven of 10, and have seven sisters and two brothers. It gets kind of crazy sometimes but I wouldn't change it for the world! My family lived on a farm where I learned to work hard and diligently for the things that I wanted in life. I moved around a lot while I was growing up but never minded. I have always loved meeting new people and experiencing the different cultures and life styles. Since I can remember I have enjoyed being in the outdoors whether is be riding horses, hiking, or white water rafting. That is my dream. Music has always played an important role in my life. I have always loved to hear the many instruments being played and have enjoyed having different opportunities to sing at different levels and with different choirs and groups through the years. Drawing, photography, and reading are also interests that I have. Soccer is my most favorite sport but I had the opportunity to play collegiate volleyball for a season before I suffered a career ending injury. In school I studied many things but settled on Psychology and Child Development. One day, I hope to become a Child Life Specialist but that dream will wait until I have returned home from serving a LDS mission in Brazil.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was eight years old by choice. I have worked for and been blessed with a strong testimony of this gospel, modern day revelation, an the Plan of Salvation. My testimony was strengthened most greatly through the trials of my faith. When I was in high school, my dad lost his job. Mom would find work where she could but we struggled financially. Month after month, things became more difficult. Savings were depleted as was food storage. There were nights I would stay at school or a friends house late studying simply so I could be one less mouth to feed at home. I quit playing sports so I could help with the younger siblings and at different points, wondered if I would make it to college the next year. Relationships became strained and at times seemed no existent between some family member.s. Two years later, we lost our home. We were homeless. It felt as though the world was crumbling around me and I was drowning in the residue. Everything was falling apart; everything, that was, except for the Church. No matter what we experience, the Church was the one constant. This Church is the one place I found comfort in all the turmoil my family was faced with. Through church, I came to realize the trials I was experiencing were opportunities for my Heavenly Father to bless me more than I could have ever imagined. I came to more fully understand the comforting power of the Atonement and the love my Savior has for me. He died for me. He sacrificed his life for me. That is the greatest love and service I believe one could possibly offer another. I learned to seek out the blessings in all things and be grateful for what I had instead of all that was lost. I came to know God and through Him, I came to know myself. I become stronger than I was yesterday. I became stronger for tomorrow. "When you feel as though you are drowning in life, don't worry. Your life guard walks on water." -Anonomous

How I live my faith

I have always wanted to be out meeting people in the community and around the world; understand them and learn from them. The best way I have come to achieving so is by serving them. While at college, I had to opportunity to participate in many 'service projects', some being out of state. I helped to rebuild homes, install plumbing systems, organize disaster relief, plant crops and gardens, build radio towers, and teach children. Through serving others as Christ would have me do, I have come to gain knowledge and a special love for his children all around the world. Being a visiting teacher has enabled me to not only serve others but be a better friend. I have learned to be a true friend through many of the experiences I have had with Sisters in many different areas. It has also helped me further my talents and skills that will aid me in becoming a better wife, mother, and homemaker. I have had the opportunity to work with the youth from many different corners of the world in various church callings as well. It has been an amazing experience as I have been able to teach and be taught the truths and blessing of true happiness, eternal happiness. I strive to maintain a positive attitude and be an example to those who are willing to hear with their minds and hearts in both action and word. I am not perfect but I know that I can be better today than I was yesterday. I know that fear and faith cannot coexist so I will move forward with faith each day knowing that so long as I have done my part to the best of my ability, sacrificing all that is required of me, the Lord will make up the rest.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Beth Ellen Liddell
The purpose of missionaries is to bring others unto Christ. LDS missionaries proselyte in order to find those who are seeking for something more. There are those who feel as if there is a void; something missing in their lives but do no know where to look for the answers. They search for those who are prepared to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:19 reads, "Go ye therefore and teach all nations." Missionaries teach and share a message of hope. That hope is what has the power to change lives and bring eternal happiness to all who are willing to listen. Show more Show less