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Hi I'm Elijah

I am a child of God. I grew up wherever the military sent me. I love seeing the Lords work all across the world. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am named after the Old Testament prophet Elijah and it has become a name of God. My family and I have moved around all my life since we are a military family. At first moving away from friends and family was hard until I was mature enough to realize that home is where the spirit is and as long as we are in this wonderful church we will always have family and friends. I will be serving a mission soon in the Alpine-German Speaking mission and I am beyond excited as I will be taking the name of the church and our Savior on my heart literally and figuratively. I will be taking His name upon myself for the rest of my life and in such comes a responsibility of love. A love for others that we are gifted with. A gift that no matter what happens we will love all of gods children as they are our family. I am proud to say I am a child of God and He has sent me here to serve, love, teach, and preach and I will go and do those things which He hath commanded me.

Why I am a Mormon

Families are truly forever, my youngest sister is adopted but from the time we saw her and sealed her to our eternal family in the Temple of the true church, it was like she was always meant to be with us from heaven. I am a Mormon for not only the love of God but because of the love I feel in the family. There is a wonderful saying I have found that truly strikes me in my heart as I will be serving a mission. It says, "Mis•sion•ary, noun a person who leaves their family for a while, so that others can be with their families forever." I want everyone I meet on this earth to be able to have the opportunity to have a family forever, and all eternity as I have.

How I live my faith

Through my youth I have been a leader in some way, whether I was the president of the 12-13yr old boys, 14-15yr old boys, or 1st assistant to the president in the 16-17 yr old boys. Every week I would worry about the wellbeing of my peers that I was in charge of, though tiring at times it truly helped me grow as a young man. Through these leadership positions I learned organizational skills, ways to interact with the differing age groups, and how to plan successful activities that would help us grow closer as a youth as well as grow closer to the young women. This church has given many people positions where they can test themselves and learn more and more about themselves everyday. Being a leader, teacher, or even planner has shown everyone their strengths, weaknesses, and ways to grow from them. One of my biggest accomplishments in this church was when I successfully planned and ran my first activity for all the youth in my group. It was a safe, fun, and well organized activity that also had food. Since this moment I have been able to pass that knowledge down to my peers so they too could enjoy this sense of accomplishment. At a young age of 14 we are assigned to home teach, this is when we are given a set of 2-3 families to watch over. This means we teach them a lesson every month to uplift the spirit of Christ, make sure their medical needs are all in order, and help keep the peace and love in the home with maybe a treat or two. Once I turned 17 I was assigned to my Bishop. This scared me a little since it was a big shoe to sit next to, but I learned how loving and hard working he really is. We had an elderly women assigned to us that was often times ill, but no matter what we would make sure to visit when she was feeling well enough. Her love for this church struck me with so much compassion that it didn't seem at all like a sacrifice of my day, more of an opportunity to love and serve, even many times feel served from the love and knowledge she had.