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Hi I'm Lizzy

Volleyball is my passion. I love people and laughing. I'm an optimist and a goofball. But most importantly, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an athlete. I love to play volleyball and softball and, although I might not look it, I love to stay active and get out and do things. I'm currently preparing to serve a mission in Montevideo, Uruguay, and I'm so excited! I love learning about different cultures and languages and am so stoked to have the opportunity to learn Spanish and about the people of Uruguay. I love to travel, and wish to travel all over someday.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always been a member of the church, and have always thought I had a testimony. Growing up as a member, I was always surrounded with the testimonies of my friends and family, and never really had a struggle with the church until I got to high school; I realized that it really wasn't enough to rely solely on the testimonies of others. I fell away from the church for a couple years, not in a way my LDS friends or family could see, but I lived a double life, being a Mormon around my church friends and family, but not living the standards when I was with those who didn't either. I thought I was cool, and thought I was happy, and despite the fact that I told myself I was happy those two years, I knew deep down something was wrong, and something was missing. I knew the entire time my choices were only going make life worse, and I think I always had that testimony of the church with me, I just never took the time to dig down, find, and nourish it. But I have now. One of the best decisions I made was to move out and start living on my own, so I could find myself and find what I was really made of, and discover that I know without a doubt this church is true, and begin to live it to the fullest once more.

How I live my faith

I'm part of my college ward, and and love to attend Family Home Evening and the various Institute activities that are put on here. Being able to serve others in my ward, particularly through visiting teaching, has been a huge blessing in my life! I love going to the temple, and am planning on going at least once a month, if not more. One of the biggest changes I've recently noticed in my life is my daily scripture study and prayer. It's never something I've implemented in my life until this year and it has made such a difference! I definitely can tell the difference from when I read and when I don't read. Another thing that has made such impact on my life- which really surprised me- has been reading my patriarchal blessing on a regular basis. By being blessed with my own little bit of personal revelation and promises has really opened my eyes to how lucky and blessed I am to have a loving Heavenly Father, who looks out for me and cares about me, who has given us this world to live and grow in, and who anxiously looks forward to our return to Him.