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Hi I'm Elisabeth Mrozek

I am from the Washington, DC area, I have a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and I am a mormon.

About Me

My life right now is the picture of normalcy. I have two beautiful parents whom I love. I'm a college student, attending Brigham Young University-Idaho, where I also work as a Branding & Marketing Assistant in the University Relations office. I am a Communication major, just finishing my junior year. I'm about to head down to the Mexico MTC to prepare for an 18 month mission in Kennewick, Washington - speaking Spanish. My life could be very different right now, though. The parents I have now are not the ones I was born to, and the story of my life, at the time of my birth, did not look like it was going to be a happy one. My father left my addict mother when I was 4 years old, forcing my brothers and me into foster care. The horrors of that time need not be detailed. I was adopted when I was 7, though, by a lovely older couple who were unable to ever have children of their own. It was only by the providence of God that our paths crossed, and they wasted no time in securing me as a member of their family. They had their work cut out for them, though. It was not until I was 8 that I could read or write, and they faced the challenge of unpacking all of my emotional baggage by themselves. When I say I would not be who I am without my parents, I mean that in every way possible. It is because of them that my life did not end up being a train wreck, and I plan to spend my whole life making their efforts worth while.

Why I am a Mormon

Because of my adoption, I didn't have the typical Mormon upbringing. I wasn't baptized until I was almost 10 years old, which is a whole two years after most of my friends were. My adoptive parents wanted to be sure that I wasn't rushing in to anything because it was what they expected me to eventually do. The Gospel was prominent in our home (we prayed at every meal, had family home evenings together, and they made sure to answer questions I had) but it was made clear to me that baptism was my choice to make. It's a scary thing to consider - signing on to a religion for life and beyond. Even as a child, I knew there were things I had to sort out before I could properly commit. For starters, I wanted to read the scriptures for myself, and I wanted to actually know. One Sunday, I learned about "Moroni's Challenge" and I knew that's what I needed to do to be able to make my decision. The challenge is issued in Moroni chapter 10, verses 3-5, and it says: "3. Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts. "4. And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. "5. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." It is on this principle that my testimony is founded, and that testimony is the reason why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day, in small in simple ways. I strive to say all my prayers, attend all of my church meetings on Sundays, and serve others whenever I have the opportunity. Being at BYU-Idaho, I love that the friendships I have within my ward are ones that carry into the classroom, too. It is unique to attend a college that is predominately LDS, because the opportunities to learn how to serve one another as ward members are abundant. On April 4th, I was called to serve a mission, which is makes me equal parts ecstatic and terrified. It is the best church calling I have ever received, and the preparation is incredibly faith oriented. I am preparing to speak a language that I have no experience with, to people that I have never met... but the things I will be teaching the Gospel, which I know with every ounce of my being to be true.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Elisabeth Mrozek
I absolutely believe that there is a prophet like Moses alive today. His name is Thomas S. Monson. There have always been prophets, because God's guidance is something that we, the human race, will never cease needing. Everything the prophet teaches us is for our benefit. He leads us to happiness just as Moses led the children of Israel to the promised land. Show more Show less