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Hi I'm Elysa

I grew up on an island. I love backpacking mountains and skydiving. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been called to serve in the New Jersey Morristown mission, Spanish speaking, September 17. I am a student studying Exercise and Wellness. I started competing gymnastics when I was 7 years old and Trampoline and Tumbling when I was 10. I competed at 4 of 6 Junior Olympic National competitions that I qualified for. I competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee twice. I love dancing, running, rock climbing, backpacking, skydiving, meeting new people and hearing their stories, and photography. I love my family and the Gospel more than anything else.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate to be born into a loving family that was part of LDS church. I choose to be a part of His church because of the love, peace, strength, and joy I feel every day. I know Jesus Christ came to Earth and atoned for our sins. I know He was resurrected and He lives! I know Joseph Smith was called of God to restore the Gospel in its fullness to the Earth. I know the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. I know that we have living prophets that receive revelation and we can too. I know that families are eternal. I know that Heavenly Father knows each of us individually, loves us infinitely, and has a plan for us.

How I live my faith

I love to do service. I firmly believe that when we serve others, we are serving Heavenly Father (Mosiah 2:17). I have the opportunity to organize activities every week for the members in my branch to gather and build each other up through prayer, shared testimonies, and camaraderie. Starting September 17, 2014, I am dedicating 18 months of my life to “Invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end.” (Preach My Gospel).