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Hi I'm Elise

I study neuroscience in college. I love learning new languages. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a family of eight kids, and all of us have very different personalities but are very close. I like to run long distance, listen to music, and hang out on the beach. I study neuroscience at college and absolutely love it! I have learned so much and don't ever want to stop learning. I am definitely the kind of person who can spend all day in the library captured by a book, and then once i'm done go outside and spend all night playing sports and being active.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger, I went to church and prayed because that's what my mom and most of my older siblings did. As i got older, the kids at school started doing things that weren't in line with the church's standards, and if I wanted to hang out with them, soon I would be confronted with those same things. I realized I had to study the Bible and Book of Mormon for myself, and listen to the modern-day prophets and apostles, and approach Heavenly Father in humble prayer one-on-one to find out if the fullness of the gospel really was in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It was hard work. Everyday I would read and pray. Once I reached the end of the Book of Mormon, I took Moroni's Promise for myself. I began thinking about all of the scriptures I had felt prompted to mark, all the nights when what I was reading matched perfectly with my life at that time, and the calm happiness that always seemed to fill the room when i was studying my scriptures. I know that this church has the fulness of the gospel. Visiting the grounds of the temple makes me feel like I am in Christ's presence, and I want that sense of love security in my life and in the lives of those I love.

How I live my faith

I have been a member of the LDS church since i was eight years old. In the time since then, I have served as my youth group leader, taught adult sunday school, taught little kid sunday school. I have gotten to visit church members at their homes, attend meetings twice a week through high school, and invited friends to dances/activities. Most kids at school know me as "the mormon girl," and I have tried to live up that nickname by always being willing to help out and be an honest friend. Not all the people in my immediate family are members of the church, but they respect my beliefs and traditions. We talk openly about the church, and grow closer as a family when we discuss those things that matter to us the most.