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Hi I'm Liz

I'm a college student, a traveler, and a cook. I love to read, ride horses, and play the piano. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am your average (serious!) college student. I am 19 and studying Animal Science in hopes of going on to vet school after my undergraduate. I love anything to do with horses, dogs, cats, and anything that has fur! I am from Utah, but I have lived the majority of my life outside of Utah. I lived in Belgium for five years, and that has left me with an unquenchable need to explore and see the world. Basically, I love any new food, language, or culture that I can find. When ever I can't get away from the stresses of life by traveling, I love to run. Any where. And on those stormy or cold days, I run away by staying curled up in bed with a good book, my cat, and a big mug of hot chocolate. So far, I haven't found anything about this amazing world that doesn't make me excited to learn even more about it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because of the light and purpose this gospel gives me. Everything about this gospel gives me hope, peace, and joy in my life. I love knowing that I have a Heavenly Father that knows me individually and that I will never be alone because He loves me so much that he promises He will always be there for me. I see His guidance in my life on a daily basis, and I feel His comfort and assurance through difficult times in my life. This gospel takes all of the fear out of my life because I know that God has a plan and that His ultimate goal for me is to be happy and to be able to live with Him again some day. I know that this gospel and this church provide everything that we need to be able to live with our Father in Heaven again someday, and that we can live with our families for eternity. I know that His is a plan of mercy and kindness, and that He truly is a loving Father and we are His children. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior, and that He suffered for my sins, and that He also knows the sadness and heart ache that we go through. I know that He was willing to Atone for us so that we will never have to be alone because He will always know EXACTLY what we are feeling. Knowing all of this lets me be happy and to take life in stride. I know what is important, and I can base my self worth on how God sees me, and not on how much money I have, how I look, how talented I am, or any other standard the world has. Knowing of God's love for me helps me to see the worth of me as a person, to keep pushing forward in hard times, and a reason to smile. Always.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in every aspect of my life. The first thing I do when I wake up every day is to grab my scriptures and learn about God's wonderful plan for us. I take classes for young adults hosted by my church and I love them all! I love being taught by people who have studied the New Testament, Old Testament, and Book of Mormon so deeply. Every Sunday, I go to church, and every Monday night, I participate in Family Night, whether I am at home with my own family or away at school with a "family" of students my own age. When a neighbor or a friend gets sick, I see it as my chance to share our Savior's love and do anything I can to help them, even if it is no more than write a little note and go visit them to tell them I love them. At church, I am lucky enough to be able be in charge of the women's organization and to oversee the teaching, care, and well-being of all the women who attend our congregation. Getting to know each one of them, with their individual strengths and needs is such a blessing to me as I see the beauty of each of God's daughters. They all help me to want to be such a better person. As part of our women's organization, I get to visit three women each month, simply to chat with them, find out how they are doing, and find any ways to help them specifically. I have made such wonderful friends because of this opportunity, and I would never change it for the world! With my own family, we love to sing hymns, even if we aren't gifted musicians!

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Liz
The missionaries will teach you anything and everything you want to know about our church! They will definitely teach you about our Savior, Jesus Christ, and His Atonement for our mistakes. They will teach you how families can be together for eternity, and marriage does not have to be "till death due you part." All of this is because of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which was possible because of the prophet Joseph Smith, who saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. The missionaries will tell you all about that too! Just ask them a question, and they will answer. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Liz
The Law of Chastity is the commandment that any sexual relations are to be exercised between a man and a woman who are legally married. As a college aged young adult, this commandment brings me so much happiness. Because I have grown up knowing how sacred and important the power to procreate is, I have been saved the heart ache and difficulties many of my friends have gone through. I know that because of this standard of sexual purity before marriage, the guys I date treat me with the utmost respect and have the best intentions in mind. This commandment keeps me safe and grounded and keeps me from allowing my life to spin out of my control. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Liz
We believe that we are given this wonderful opportunity to live a mortal life for a few reasons: 1. We need to gain a physical body, which is only available through mortality. 2. Gain experience to learn and grow so that we are better prepared to live with our Father in Heaven again after we die. 3. So that we can show our Father in Heaven that we will keep His commandments and live with faith in Him. 4. So that our families can be together forever. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Liz
We believe that families can be together forever! I could never imagine living without my family, so knowing that I will see them after one of them or myself passes away brings me so much peace and joy. Additionally, we believe that they are the very most important social unit in our lives. It is through our family that we are able to have a place where we can learn, grow, and experience life's ups and downs with others that we can count on for support and love. I know my parents have done that for me. Even though they seperated when I was fifteen, they have made sure to help me know that I am loved. I have known for my entire life that any problem or question that I have can be solved or made easier by talking to them. Knowing that my parents and my siblings loved me helped me through all of those rough times that everyone experiences- junior high, high school, break ups, everything. We believe that as we come to love and respect our families that we can grow emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Families are one of God's greatest blessings for us. I love my family. Show more Show less