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Hi I'm Ellen

I'm a student, medical assistant, and mountain biker. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I'm a freshman in college. Where to go to school was a hard decision for me to make. I'm not going to the school that I dream of going to as a kid. I have felt peace in my decision to go to school where I'm currently attending. I am a cross country mountain biker. I wear spandex. I love the physical exertion of cranking up a hill to be able to fly down the backside of a mountain. I am a beekeeper. I've been stung many times. I have learned how to take precautions to not get stung, but realize that the bees are just trying to protect their home and being stung is inevitable.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised mormon. That's not why I continue to be a mormon, though. I live on my own and I choose to go to church, pray, and study the scriptures. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I want to be. I am LDS because I feel peace and comfort when I pray and read my scriptures. I feel God's love for me as I go to Him with my concerns and my accomplishments. I am a mormon because I know God is real and that He sent His son so I can live with Him again.

How I live my faith

I just moved into a new young single adult ward. I don't have a calling yet, but I go to the activities the ward sponsors. I also go to religion classes--called institute. I participate in class by asking questions and commenting during the lesson. I have received a call to serve a mission. Now I am preparing myself to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. I live my faith on a day-to-day basis. I pray. I read my scriptures. I do my best to listen to the guidance of the Holy Ghost. Living my faith is a daily way of life.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Family is essential in God's plan of happiness for us as His children. It is in families that we can make our best friends. Families are there in times of need. Families support, love, care, advise, and serve each other. Parents do more than provide shelter and food for their children. Parents teach their children right from wrong. Parents are there to offer advice. Family units are what make up society. A family, with a mother and a father, bring up children in love and security, allowing the children to go out into society as responsible citizens. We can live with our families eternally, as long as we do what the Lord asks us to do. Show more Show less