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Hi I'm Ella

I was home-schooled for most of my childhood. In my spare time, I read and write novels. I love music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a little town that nobody has heard of and loved it there, playing outside all the time. I always had a vivid imagination as a child and it is now channeled into writing. I write for several hours every day and have finished multiple novels, along with a lot of short stories and poems. I now live in the city and am attending the community college. I love the environment and the learning that the classes give me, along with the different social aspect that attending a community college instead of a huge university provides. I am able to interact with people all over the age and experience spectrum daily and I enjoy it. I love spending time with my family members in the area and playing with my young nieces and nephews. I get great enjoyment out of hiking and camping out in the woods, either alone or with family, and experiencing fully the magnificence of what God created for us.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a Mormon and so have been taught the doctrines and principles of the Gospel so many times and in so many ways that I had just kind of accepted them as truth, not really questioning them or having a real testimony that they were actually true. It was only recently, when my faith and testimony of the Gospel were tested over and over again, as I was faced with many difficult trials, one after another, that I realized that maybe I didn't fully believe all the doctrines I had been taught and started working to strengthen that testimony. Over time, and by overcoming those trials, I found that my faith was fuller and rather than just accepting what I hear as the truth, I take a moment to ponder the things I am taught, and then take them to the Lord to learn for myself of their truth rather than just depending on my teacher's testimony that they are true. My testimony is growing daily and will continue to grow as I study and find the truths for myself.

How I live my faith

Beyond my calling of visiting teaching supervisor, I serve in my ward as a member of the choir. The hymns I learn to sing, and then perform, bring the Spirit into my life and into the lives of all those who listen. I try to serve others through ward service projects as I can, and try to provide a listening ear to those who are in need around me. I try to live the teachings of the Church the best I can, being an example to my friends and family, and am always willing to answer any questions a friend may have about the Gospel.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Family is so important to Mormons because our family is our support system. It is in the home, with our families, that we learn and grow the most. Our families are the people that should be there for us always, here on the earth, and as such, our connection and our devotion to each other is of great importance. I love my family more than anything, even though we've had our share of trouble, because I know that they are there for me. My parents have raised me up to be close to God and my siblings have helped strengthen me in that. Show more Show less