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Hi I'm Eliza

I'm a missionary, student, traveler, singer, and photographer. I love Jesus Christ, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

There was a time during my childhood that my family moved six times in ten years, which was hard for me. But every time we moved somewhere new, the Church was something I could count on to stay constant. No matter where I go in the world, I can always be part of a ward "family" (a ward is a group of Church members who live in the same geographic area). We go to the same worship services every Sunday, have fun activities during the week, and every family has someone assigned to visit them every month and make sure they're doing ok. I love the support and friendship I get from being part of this group.

Why I am a Mormon

I absolutely love being a Mormon! It brings me peace, direction, hope, and happiness. We learn in the Church how to pray to God and receive revelation (personal direction) from God. We also have a prophet who, just like Abraham or Moses, can receive modern revelation that tells us what God wants the people in the Church to do. Another reason I'm a Mormon is because I know that the Book of Mormon is God's word. It supports the Bible and is a second witness of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I am serving as a missionary for the Church. There are about 70,000 Mormon young adults who currently are missionaries. We give up work and education (we or our families pay our expenses) for two years or 18 months so we can serve the people who live in the mission we're assigned to. My assignment is in the Lansing area of Michigan. I will teach the people here about Jesus Christ and His Church, and I'll be involved in service projects and other efforts to strengthen the communities around me. I chose to serve a mission because I want other people to have the chance to find meaning in their lives by knowing how much God loves them and what He wants them to do. Because missionaries need to stay focused on their work, we don't get to see our family and friends during our missions. We can email them every week and call home twice a year. This might sound hard, but I've seen miracles happen when missionaries are obedient to these rules. The young adults serving as missionaries grow a lot stronger in their faith and are much more prepared for their future education, relationships, and careers.