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Hi I'm Eliska

I grew up in California, I am a student studying Computer Science, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student studying Computer Science at BYU - Idaho, but I postponed my education to serve a mission in Louisville, Kentucky. I also have many artistic hobbies, like painting, drawing, and Calligraphy that I practice in my free time.

Why I am a Mormon

I love my Savior, and I know that this is his gospel. I grew up in the church, and by the example of my wonderful parents and friends, I have come to love it. I know that, when I am obedient and follow God's commandments, I am blessed. I love the quote by Howard W. Hunter, a previous prophet of the Church, who said, “If our lives and our faith are centered upon Jesus Christ and his restored gospel, nothing can ever go permanently wrong. On the other hand, if our lives are not centered on the Savior and his teachings, no other success can ever be permanently right.” Even if bad things happen, if I am following the commandments and living righteously, everything will work out in the end.

How I live my faith

As a student, I was the pianist, chorister, Ward Chorister, and Ward Music Coordinator of my student ward. These assignments gave me valuable experiences with working with others and helping others feel the spirit during church through music. As a missionary in Kentucky, I get the privilege to spend my time spreading the gospel to others of my Heavenly Father's children.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

My favorite example of why we want to share the gospel comes from an experience shared by Elder David A. Bednar, one of the apostles of the Church. He shared a story of his two sons. His younger son got a minor injury from playing with his older brother. The older brother did the best he could to help him by cleaning the wound off with dish soap, which made it feel even worse. But, the soothing effect of the ointment made him feel instantly better. He then said: "What happened next is most important. The injured brother gathered up the remaining bandages and the almost empty tube of ointment, and he went back outside. He quickly sought out his friends and began to put ointment and bandages on their arms. Susan and I both were struck by the sincerity, enthusiasm, and rapidity of his response. "Why did that little boy do what he did? Please note that he immediately and intuitively wanted to give to his friends the very thing that had helped him when he was hurt. That little boy did not have to be urged, challenged, prompted, or goaded to act. His desire to share was the natural consequence of a most helpful and beneficial personal experience." As members of the church, we have felt that soothing, healing power of Jesus Christ's atonement that comes from being a part of His church. We naturally have a desire to share this message as a consequence of our own experience. Show more Show less