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Hi I'm Eli

I'm the oldest of six kids. I've lived around the world in places like Hawaii, Italy and Guam. I'm currently in BYU. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Eli and I was born in Arizona where two of my siblings were born before my dad joined the Navy as a Civil Engineer. We moved to Hawaii, Italy, Florida, Mississippi, California, Guam and traveled whenever we could. Even at a young age I was being exposed to all kinds of different cultures, lifestyles and beliefs allowing me to gain a perspective on the world that has blessed my life. I love almost anything outdoors and by looking at the places I've lived you can probably guess that I love the ocean. I also love to read, watch movies or TV and hang out with friends. Last Fall I made one of my biggest moves yet to Utah to attend BYU Provo and despite it being difficult sometimes I'm really enjoying the experience. I'm working on the paperwork to become a Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and can't wait to serve! I plan on graduating from BYU and becoming a Mechanical Engineer in order to work to make the world a better place.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church as both my parents were, but from there my conversion came from living the gospel and seeing all the ways that it blessed my life. Having spent a lot of my life moving to new places where I knew no one and knew little about how things worked, the Gospel of Jesus Christ found in this church has always been a firm foundation for me and I have often found great and lasting friends in the church. The standards the church has for it members have also proven time and time again to be the standards that allow me to be the best and happiest person I can be, even when these standards were quite different from those around me. When such a thing as the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings such joy and comfort to my life it just stands as its own testament to its worth and truthfulness to me.

How I live my faith

Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints means a lot of things to me. Mostly it means that I am striving to be like Jesus Christ and follow his example. By being baptized I agreed to work as his hands on the earth by serving others and sharing the Gospel. My calling in the church is as the Sacrament Coordinator. This means that I am in charge of making sure the the sacrament, which is like our church's communion, is set up and ready to be both blessed and administered. This job is important because the sacrament is what we use to renew the covenants we made with God when we chose to be baptized and become members of his church. I also work as a hometeacher which means I work with a companion, in this case my roommate, to help teach and serve others I attend church with. I am also currently working to become a missionary for the church by working to become more spiritually, mentally and physically strong and independent that I may be able to live my faith in a way that brings the joy of the Gospel to others.