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Hi I'm Elsa Torgersen

I'm a musician. I'm a writer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the second out of six siblings. I was raised in a small town in Utah where everyone still waves -- which I love. I have played the piano since I was seven and I have been involved in many music related pursuits. I have been called to serve the Lord in the Oklahoma Tulsa Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised LDS, but I did not have a testimony until I was in high school. I decided to read the Book of Mormon, and after I did, I prayed about it, hoping to find out if it really was true. My answer came several days later when I was given the opportunity to talk about reading the Book of Mormon. The emotion of that moment overwhelmed me and I realized that it was true. The gospel has been one of the stabilizing points in my life. Trials come and go, but I have found that by holding firm to the principles taught in the gospel, I have been able to overcome my weaknesses and trials and I come out stronger. The gospel makes me happy. I'm grateful for the opportunity to be with my family forever. I'm grateful for the knowledge that I can be forgiven of my sins. I'm grateful for the knowledge that this life isn't the end, but that there is more to my pains and sufferings on this Earth. And I'm grateful to know that I will one day be able to return and live with my Heavenly Father and my eternal family.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be an example of Christ always. I strive to dress modestly, use appropriate language and treat others how Christ would treat them. I also study from the scriptures daily, which allows me to grow closer to Heavenly Father and to learn more about the plan that He has for me. I want to be an example of Christ all the time -- not just on Sundays. I try to volunteer with church and community events. I've helped with church parties and community socials. I love volunteering and serving others.