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Hi I'm Elizabeth Lowe

A redhead, an Arizonan, a musician, a crafter, a student, an adventure-seeker. And a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Arizona, loving every minute of it. Every summer was spent either at the neighbor's swimming pool, or in the back of our family mini van with my parents, and 3 brothers on road trips that lead us across the entire country and back again--several times. Now I am a college student and my brothers are still some of my best friends. My two older brothers also in college and though we are far away from each other, they are still some of the greatest examples of faith and obedience to God's commandments. My younger brother is my favorite person in the world. He was born with a developmental disorder that has left him with moderate cognitive, motor and verbal delays. He will never be fully independent. And yet, I have never met a happier human being in my life. He carries with him an endless supply of smiles, hugs, and knock-knock jokes. He loves people the moment he meets them, not because they have "earned" it, but because for him, loving people just comes naturally. I am studying to become an Occupational Therapist, someone that helps people adaptively learn or relearn how to live daily life. Growing up, an OT would come to our house every week; she helped my little brother practice getting dressed by himself, developing his fine motor skills, stimulating his senses, and I would watch him grow and learn. As I watched his progress I decided that that's what I wanted to do with my life: teach people, and love them, kind of like my little brother does.

Why I am a Mormon

I think many times when teenagers get to high school, they feel like they have to "find themselves", and figure out exactly who they are. I was no exception. I had several friends in high school who were very devout in their religion, or in their opinions of religion. They would discuss religion, debate religion, and teach their religion; they were so confident in their beliefs. Most of the time I was too shy to say anything and so I kept to myself. But I started to wonder how exactly I knew that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the church I was raised in, was true. I hadn't seen a vision, or heard the voice of God like the prophets I had learned about, yet every week I put on my Sunday best and went to church. I prayed to my Heavenly Father. I served in my youth group organization. I paid tithing. That seems like a lot of effort to put into a church you didn't believe in, right? Then I figured it out. It still wasn't in the form of an angel or a dove, but it was an unmistakable understanding. I decided that when I chose to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as taught by the LDS church, I was happier. I realized that when I trusted in the faith that I had, when I invested in obedience instead of skepticism, I had hope. It was during these times that I was satisfied with the answers I had and content with not knowing everything. I was filled with the knowledge that my Heavenly Father was aware of me, and had great things in store for me. I realized that I liked who I was when I was living the gospel, and this was because the person I as living like was my Savior Jesus Christ. I had a lifetime of experiences to support this. I had never been let down by my Heavenly Father when I trusted in Him, and I know I never will be. This church and this gospel provides me a sure foundation amidst a weathering world. It allows me to be better tomorrow than I am today, and keep being better every day after. And I wouldn't trade it for the world.

How I live my faith

I try to make everything I do an evidence of my faith in Jesus Christ and His gospel. What I love about being a Latter-day Saint is that it connects God's commandments to every aspect of my life. Everything from how I dress, to the things I read, to the movies I watch, to the friends I have are influenced by my testimony of Jesus Christ. In the New Testament, we learn that Christ "went about doing good" (Act 10) and "increased in wisdom...and in favour with God"(Luke 2). I love that Christ came to this earth as just a baby, and through teaching, obedience and growth was able to fulfill His role as the Only Begotten Son of God and Savior of the World. This gives me hope that as I go to school, and interact with people around me, and make mistakes and repent that I can also fulfill the role that my Heavenly Father has for me. Sometimes fulfilling my role requires sacrifices. It requires things like paying tithing, attending church every week, serving my the church's organization for women, and going to the temple. But the more I choose to be obedient to these commandments, the more I am filled with God's love for me, until these things no longer seem like a sacrifice. They become an opportunity for me to grow closer to my Heavenly Father and Savior. And this gives me a joy I know I couldn't find anywhere else.