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Hi I'm Ellyn

I play the viola and teach music classes for children with special needs. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a viola performance major. I am the oldest child of five and especially enjoy caring for my little sister with Prader-Willi Syndrome. I spend much of my free time working as a respite caregiver teaching music and dance classes for children with special needs.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love it! I love our focus on perpetual improvement, selfless service, cohesive and loving families, and finding lasting, meaningful happiness. I have learned of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ through countless personal experiences. The plan of salvation has special importance to me, as it gives me hope for my sister's future and her very special place in our family. It gives me direction in my life. I know why I am here and how to live to be happy. I cannot imagine my life without the joy and peace that comes from living in accordance with the gospel of Jesus Christ as restored in the latter days.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by actively participating in my ward, directing our volunteer choir, teaching classes for children between the ages of 18 months and five years old, providing service for those in need, and visiting other women in my ward.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

No, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are not required to serve missions. It is a choice, based on your personal situation and what you feel the Lord would have you do with your life. Young men are asked to serve missions as it is a Priesthood responsiblitiy, and young women, retired seniors, and senior couples are highly encouraged to serve. A mission is a blessing, for you, your family, and those you teach and serve. I decided to serve a mission, taking a leave of absence from my University education, because I knew it was what Heavenly Father wanted for me at that time. I have already seen how that choice has blessed me and my family. It is such a wonderful experience to be a representative of Jesus Christ and to have eighteen months to dedicate to serving Heavenly Father and His children. Show more Show less