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Hi I'm Eliza Riley

I am preparing to serve a full-time LDS mission in northern Belgium & the Netherlands.

About Me

I AM... ...A LOVER OF puns, spontaneity, salt & vinegar almonds, the sun, apples, penguins, good grammar, the feeling after a run, and free T-Shirts. ...CONVINCED that I can find common ground with anyone and everyone. ...GIVING UP 18 months of language/ history/ economic classes, late night (more like early morning) escapades, BYU men's volleyball, and wearing pants, so that I can remind my Dutch (and Flemish) brothers and sisters how and why they chose to come to Earth. ...A MORMON.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because that is the nickname I am given as a baptized member of Jesus Christ's church restored on the Earth, namely The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I chose to follow Christ before I came to Earth, just like everyone who is reading this (and everyone ever to come to Earth for that matter), and by becoming a baptized member of His church and keeping His commandments, I prove that I still have that faith and can be found worthy to live with Him again. I am a Mormon because I can't deny what I know is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an example. Similar to how biology students must prove their knowledge of a subject by applying what they know in a lab, I feel that I must prove my faith by my actions in life. It's one thing to know the correct doctrinal answers, and another to actually live the gospel as a representative of Christ. Despite common misconceptions that my religion restricts me with its many rules, I choose to follow these "rules" (commandments) all by myself, utilizing the one gift that God would never take from me: my agency. I CHOOSE to be obedient, and WANT to live in the presence of God and Jesus Christ one day for forever and ever. There is nothing restrictive about freedom of choice and eternal rewards.