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Hi I'm Elise Ellison

I eat an apple everyday, I'm an ocean lover, chocolate fanatic, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm weird, optimistic, and passionate. I love the earth. The ocean is the most beautiful thing I have ever laid my eyes on. I love staring at things that are green. I love hearing peoples stories and sharing their feelings. I wish I could love things more. I can't wait to get to heaven and love, feel, laugh, the way we are designed too. I believe everything is connected and everything happens for a reason. I talk in movie quotes and dream in music. I lived on a sail boat for a month and its my favorite thing. There is nothing like being in the middle of the ocean at night; the water has no end and runs into the sky, the stars are beneath you, over you, and all around you. Im an advanced open water diver. I love breathing underwater. I LOVE CHOCOLATE. I love to enjoy my food. I'm addicted to Apple Cider Vinegar. I love a good sentence when words fit perfectly together. I like when people like what they want to like, weather its dressing up or hiking a mountain (I like both). You don't have to be different, just be you. Music is my connection with the world. I play the piano, guitar and sing. Any Michael Jackson song can make me cry. I don't like strong smells. Im a terrible speller. I don't like wearing shoes. I love to travel. I like the underdog. I like dogs. I love love. I love Jesus Christ and I love being a mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because God is the only explanation to love. He is the only thing that makes sense and Christ is the only thing worth living for. The gospel is my everything. Im in love with the scriptures. I cannot believe how beautiful their words are. In Helaman 5:45 it reads, "And behold, the Holy Spirit of God did come down from heaven, and did enter into their hearts, and they were filled as if with fire, and they could speak forth marvelous words." The spirit has filled my soul with fire and it is everlasting. I feel the Holy Ghosts presence ever day and witness Christ's tender mercies every moment. I crave the Lord and his teachings. I yearn to be near him. My savor is Jesus Christ and I will lay down my life to him in service for my brothers. The gospel is perfect and the only thing that makes complete sense in this world. Through Christ I can be saved and made whole. I know that trials make me stronger. When I am tried I reach for christ and he becomes more my soul than my own. "When I am weak, then I am made strong."

How I live my faith

I live the faith by constantly looking for Christ. I encircle myself with all things the gospel and with things that are in harmony with the spirit. I am closest to Christ when I try to see things through his eyes, when I try even the smallest amount to love his children like he does. I practice making no ill judgments towards others. Its not always easy, but with time I have grown a better habit and my spirit has become softer. I read my scriptures every night to remind myself of my purpose and my obligations. I am preparing for a mission in Bolivia this coming October to find the souls I promised I would find. I attended church every sunday to feed my aching heart. I loose myself in Christ, to find myself. "Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in."