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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I'm a writer. I'm a camp counselor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a quirky Disney-fanatic who attempts way too many Pinterest projects; I am a camp counselor who strives to inspire young girls; I am a 4.0 student, a musician, and an aspiring writer; most of all, I am a daughter of God. As a toddler, I was spunky, curious, and stubborn. With a determined expression, I consistently told my mom that I could “do’d anyding.” I constantly asked questions, wanting to understand the world around me and how it worked. My mom fed my curiosity with books, and I absorbed the Pevensie children’s journey in Narnia, Harry’s adventures in Rowling’s magical world, and battles in the Book of Mormon. Without leaving my bunk bed, I embarked on thrilling adventures that sent my imagination soaring. Meanwhile, as my mom home schooled me, she nurtured my testimony and love of learning. I am now an English education major at Brigham Young University - Provo. I am a counselor at a small YMCA summer camp in Washington state. People there know me as "Katnip." Camp Dudley is my second home and a place where I gained the confidence needed to overcome silent-but-toxic insecurities about myself. My belief in God flourished as I spend my summers in the forest, gazing in awe at Heavenly Father's beautiful, infinite creations. More than anything, I am a girl with a desire to live life to the fullest, serve others, and find joy. I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because the restored gospel of Jesus Christ brings me joy in this life and will bring eternal life in the next. I am Mormon because I desire to know the mysteries of God. I am Mormon because the church's standards make me a better person. I am Mormon because I know that I'm never alone. God knows me more than I knows myself; He knows each of His children personally. That has given me great comfort during trying times.

How I live my faith

Living my faith goes beyond attending church and participating in religious activities. I live my faith by striving every day to be more like Christ and loving others. I study the scriptures daily with pure intent and work on developing a personal relationship with Heavenly Father through prayer.