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Hi I'm Elisse Parrish

I'm Australian. I Love the Beach. I'm serving a Mission in Utah, Salt Lake City, Temple Square. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from Brisbane, Australia! I Love it! I Love my Family So much!! They are my best friends! I am the youngest of 6 ( 2 girls and 4 boys ) and with 4 older brothers I have come to love all things outdoors/sports. The older I get, the more I see that my family truly are a blessing from my loving Heavenly Father and how important it is to spend time with them. We spend so much time together , from camping to just chilling around the home. My close group of friends are just like family to me as well and I see so many as brothers and sisters, so my family circle just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Like I said I love all things outdoors! - spontaneous adventures are the way to go. Growing up in Australia it's very chilled and relaxed but simply the best! I love a good summers day at the beach, soaking in the sun. I am at University studying a Bachelor of Education - I love working with children. My nieces and nephews are my favourite human beings.I love music, working out, eating, dancing, road trips and being LDS. Being a part of this gospel makes me so much stronger and happier. I'm serving a missionary in Salt Lake City, Temple Square and was able to serve for 3 months in the Oregon Salem Mission!!

Why I am a Mormon

I am so grateful that my parents raised me in the gospel of Jesus Christ - It just makes so much sense. I know without a doubt that this is Jesus Christ's church restored back on to the earth today. I know that our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ love us all so so very much. Being a part of this gospel has giving me a larger perspective on life and the eternities it makes me so happy. That is why I live the way I do. I know that we may not always be happy with how things work out in life but by striving to follow the example of Jesus Christ we can always be at peace with things. However, I do know that true, pure, eternal happiness only comes through following the example of Jesus Christ. This gospel brings a lot of comfort and hope. Hope for a better life, hope for a better world, hope that even when I make mistakes, or have feelings of guilt and sadness - everything is going to be okay. I love knowing that I will be able to be with my family for eternities - especially since I'm on the other side of the world at the moment, if someone passes away while I'm here I will be comforted with the knowledge of eternal families. Jesus Christ is our light, He is our guide, if we just put our trust in him everything will work out and we will have this never ending joy and peace. I know that as long as I do my best in being faithful, the Lord will take care of the rest.

How I live my faith

As a missionary I live my faith 24/7. It is the best way to constantly always be happy and feel the Spirit. Although I never saw myself serving a mission, it is an experience I will never forget! I love that as missionaries we develop a great study habit! Studying the scriptures and other church materials for up to an hour just builds your understanding and testimony of how true this gospel really is. I love the Scriptures, I will be honest I didn't really read the Book of Mormon until I got on my mission but I know without a doubt it is true. I wish i had read it earlier in life, because it would have helped in so many ways! It is the word of God along side of the Bible. Jesus Christ is my Saviour and I live my faith by choosing to follow him. I strive to stand as a witness of the truthfulness of the things that I represent, I am far from perfect, I make mistakes more often than not, but I do my best and I try to improve myself every day.