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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I grew up in New York. I went to Mary Washington College, and MCV and am a convert to the Mormon Church.

About Me

I am retired and spend a fair amount of time volunteering as a church work-service missionary. I am multi-lingual, love to read and travel, enjoy my children and grand children, music, and various forms of exercise. Have also served as a state delegate and am very outgoing.

Why I am a Mormon

As a youngster, I wondered how I came to Earth, what the meaning of life was, what I was to do here. Later, at college, a young woman reached up, fond a book and handed it to me. It was the Book of Mormon. At the time, I knew nothing about it, but know it was placed in my hands for a purpose,\. Later, at a dance at my college, I meet a nice young man - we dated for a while, then he returned to Utah, having finished his tour of duty at Ft. Belvoir. We kept in touch, and in the spring,he sent me a book entitled " A Marvelous Work and a Wonder." At home for the summer, I began to read the above book. Upon reading the testimony of the young Joseph Smith's first vision, I received a powerful and undeniable witness from the Holy Ghost that this was the truth I'd been looking for and I was baptized that following Christmastide to my great joy. My parents were disinterested, and one of them told me if I joined the church, they would not finish paying for my education. Undaunted, I went into the waters of baptism with no concerns whatsoever. That parental statement turned out to be empty and unfulfilled. I was graduated the following year.

How I live my faith

Currently in my ward ( area where I live ), I serve as a visiting teacher which means visiting several women in our area once per month to befriend them and make sure they are ok. I attend all three meetings each Sunday, and am usually involved in choir. Also, once per week I do a small service in the community. My day usually begins at 5:30 am with scripture study for 30 minutes, then I read the Ensign, a monthly magazine published by the church, that contains inspirational articles, then on to the latest novel. I try to live my religion to the fullest, doing all the Prophet and other leaders tell/ teach us to do. This includes helping those in need and trying to set an example of a good Christian.