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Hi I'm Ellie Glad

I'm a daughter. I'm a sister. I'm a friend. I'm a leader. I'm a student. I'm a teacher. I'm a missionary. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Utah Mormon, born and raised. I have five brothers, two older and three younger, and no sisters. I have a lot of cousins, and a lot of close friends that I consider family. I enjoy rocking out in the car, food (cooking it and eating it, but mostly eating it), tennis, and being a nerd. What kind of nerd, you ask? Well, I've played Magic the Gathering, I scored 32 on my ACT, in high school I was a part of a club called the League of Book Enthusiasts (or LoBE for short), and I love Marvel, Star Wars, and Harry Potter! So in other words, pretty much all kinds of nerds. My motto (what's a motto with you?) in life is laugh, love, learn. If you aren't doing those things, what's the point? I'm a college student at BYU-Idaho, but right now I'm taking a break to serve a mission. I'm serving in the Great Kentucky Loiusville Mission until September of 2017, at which point I'll go back to BYU-I. I'll study English, and my goal is to be an editor for a publishing company.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to active member parents in the Salt Lake Valley in Utah. I was raised going to church every Sunday and church youth activities throughout the week. My parents made sure that the Church was an important part of my childhood. I attended BYU-Idaho, so even in college I was surrounded by the Church and frequently reminded how important it was. I've sometimes wondered if that would make it easier to fall away if I ever moved out of an area where most everyone is Mormon. After I moved to Wyoming, I realized that I needed the church even more. It provides such a sense of peace amidst all the turmoil in the world. The little branch I attended there was like a family, and now I know that I'll have that feeling wherever I attend church. Now as a missionary, I am reminded everyday as I bear testimony of this gospel and its teachings that without this church I would be nowhere. I would be stuck. But because of this church, I have the opportunity to learn and grow and to continue to become the person that God wants me to be. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I'm currently living my faith by serving as a full time missionary in the Kentucky Louisville Mission. I spend my days studying about Christ and his gospel and trying to help all people come closer to Christ. My goal is to spread the love of God to everyone I come in contact with, whether they believe in him or not. A life lived without love is no life at all.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Ellie Glad
Everything is proof to me that there is a God. Evolution is very plausible, but what started it? God did, that's what. The fact that we can be here having this discussion (or reading this screen...) tells me that there is a God. We are fantastically high functioning miracles. That to me is proof that God exists. "...The scriptures are laid before thee, yea, and all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator." Alma 30:44 Show more Show less