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Hi I'm Liz

I'm a nanny. I'm a college student. I'm preparing to serve an LDS mission in Brazil. And I am a Mormon! :)

About Me

I am a college student studying Undecided; however, I have pressed pause on the college chapter for now.I am serving an18-month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Sao Paulo, Brazil! I have lived in Michigan, Arizona, Utah, and Texas. I have had a variety of jobs growing up - lifeguard, swim instructor, piano teacher, nanny, tour guide - still don't know which direction I'd like to move in regards to a career though. A few things that hold a special place in my heart: piano, journal writing, my family, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, banana pancakes (okay, just food in general), jogging, sunlight, friends, my religion, Lake Powell, the list goes on. I recently ran my first marathon and after crossing the finish line, I knew I had found a passion. I am number seven in a family of eight kids who are now grown up and scattered across the country. I love my parents. They're the kind of people that someone would write a book about. Of course we have experienced trials, but they have encouraged me to stay positive through difficult times. My dad fought in the Vietnam War and has an amazing conversion story. My mother is one of the most hilarious women I have ever met. She was Miss Idaho, though she would never tell you that - we kids like to embarrass her about that. I am constantly impressed with her concern for others and for how quickly she gives of herself. Family is important...my family has taught me that.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have come to know of its truth for myself. My parents have taught me to be consistent in living as Jesus Christ would have me live. Through consistent prayer & searching of the scriptures, I've gained my own personal testimony. THIS is Christ's true church restored on the earth. I know that. I know that God gives us commandments because He LOVES us & truly does want us to return to Him, changed by grace. It's true. All of it. And not only that. IT'S REAL. The words of truth that I read in the scriptures invigorate me. The Book of Mormon brings the bible to life & enhances all truth about God and His plan for us. The Holy Ghost is real. My feelings are real. I can't deny the way I feel when I'm experiencing truth & light in my life. It's an incredible feeling to always have. The sure way to receive answers is to personally study it out with real intent & to ask God. Others may try and explain it to you in depth & provide all of the answers. However, if you are truly & faithfully desiring to find answers to questions, you must discover for yourself. You will receive answers through the power of the Holy Ghost as you ask with real intent, having faith in Christ. Think about it. All of this is either true or it isn't. Discover answers for yourself as you apply James 1:5 in to your search. God speaks to all of His children today. He loves us & knows each of us individually. I'm a Mormon. I know it. I live it. And I love it.

How I live my faith

Before leaving on my mission, I had the opportunity to teach the 14 and 15 year old youth in my ward. One thing I learned is that God has a great deal of faith in today's youth. The teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ inspire youth to make the everyday decisions that count. Those decisions accumulate in to who we become as people. Every Sunday, I was so impressed with the spiritual maturity of the youth and how they have direction and vision in life. I am not a parent yet, but I can say this confidently: there is no better place to raise a child than in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. All of the youth programs are phenomenal and assist in preparation for the big life decisions down the road.