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Hi I'm Elizabeth Grow

Smiling and laughing are the best! The gospel, my family, and friends give me cause to do that a lot! I am a Mormon.

About Me

I live in the the beautiful state of Idaho in a cute yellow house filled with the noise of loud, crazy, and most of the time happy children! I'm the second oldest of seven! Sometimes it's hectic but I wouldn't have it any other way! I love the way music and art speak to me. That's why my favorite hobbies include playing the piano and the guitar, singing, sketching and painting, practicing photography, and trying my hand at anything crafty! To me graphic design seems like the perfect career fit, especially because the flexibility of it would be ideal for raising a family. Being a mother has always been one of my greatest desires and I can't wait to have a home and a family of my own. Initially people think I'm quiet but after they've spent some time getting to know me they think otherwise! I'm passionate and enthusiastic about whatever I wrap my mind around! My dream is to join a volunteer project and spend several weeks serving the beautiful children of South Africa. I can be stubborn sometimes but I'm very sensitive and aware of people and their needs. I love coming to understand and really connect on an individual basis. Sister Hinckley said, "There isn't a person you wouldn't love if you could read their story." I just want to read them all! And make my own life a story worth reading as well!

Why I am a Mormon

I can't deny the spirit that I feel and the peace that the gospel brings into my life. "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them". (Matthew 7:20) This gospel has made me a better person and brings me such happiness and hope. That is how I know it is true. Over time and little by little I realized I've know it was true my whole life. It provides direction and purpose and answers to life's greatest questions. It is such a comfort to know that life goes on after we die and we will see our family and friends again. Otherwise what would be the purpose? I know that when I need help or feel discouraged I can turn to the Lord in earnest prayer and He will always hear me and know how to succor me. I know He is an active part of my life and that each day He enables and strengthens me through the power of the atonement. I know that we have a living prophet and apostles on the earth today and that they speak for and in behalf of God. They warn and direct us and I can testify that when I follow their counsel I am blessed. When I read the scriptures I feel the wisdom and truthfulness in the words of the ancient prophets. And when I read about Christ visiting the people in the Americas I am overwhelmed with God's love for ALL of His children. He could never forget or neglect any of them so it only makes sense that He would send His son unto them as well. Over and over again I receive confirmation that this is God's church on the earth today, that He is the head of it, and that He loves me and wants me to return to Him. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

As a follower of Christ the ultimate goal is to become more like Him each day. I'm far from perfect but I keep trying and I try to recognize that effort in others and show them the love, respect, and compassion that the Savior grants me. Everyone has their own experiences and challenges and one thing I've learned is that we can never truly or completely understand or relate. Only Christ can. But we can treat people like He would and always give them the benefit of the doubt. I try to be non-judgmental and patient and to love people as they currently are! I love to serve and find little ways to help people out or brighten their day. Somehow chores and yard work become much more fun when doing it with my family or church groups to help the elderly or a struggling neighbor. And goodies are fun to take to anyone and everyone for no reason other than to show that you care! Sometimes all it takes however, is a hug, a smile, a text, or just a listening ear. Stopping and taking the time to do what seems like a little thing strengthens me as much as I hope that it does them. I have had the opportunity to do these things as I was called to serve as the president over my young women class and as a ward missionary. Both callings focused largely on reaching out and making sure all felt loved, included, and needed.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Elizabeth Grow
We need a Savior because there is no way for us to become perfect on our own and God has said that no unclean thing can dwell in the kingdom of heaven. We would have to pay for our many sins and mistakes but Christ steps in as our Mediator because he has already suffered and paid the price for us. We just have to accept His sacrifice and sincerely apply the repentance process and His atonement frequently in our lives. That includes confessing our sin to God and those we harmed (as well as the Bishop if it's a more serious sin), asking for forgiveness from God and those we harmed, repairing any damage, forsaking our sins, and striving to keep His commandments. We not only need Christ's atonement for forgiveness but for strength and comfort when we experience grief and sadness. He brings peace and enables us to endure and become more like Him. Show more Show less