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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I'm from Utah and I currently live in Oregon. I love art and design. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love art (mostly drawing) and design, and that's what I'm going to college for. I also love space and the universe--it fascinates me. So does the beautiful world around me. I love learning. When I'm not at school, I spend most of my time with my family. I thoroughly enjoy being with them whether we're going on a small hike together or just sitting in different areas of the living room enjoying each others' company. I'm the oldest of five. I recently received a mission call to the Russia Moscow mission. I'm so excited to go. :-)

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and my parents taught me their beliefs since I was a very small child. I was taught in a loving home. I knew my parents loved me, I knew that God loved me, and I knew that I was a child of God. My parents taught me to pray and they read me the scriptures. I believed what they believed because it made sense to me and because those things seemed to make our home a happy place. As I grew up going to church, I gained more knowledge about the religion I was apart of. In my church we believe that we can know for ourselves whether or not it's true through prayer and by the feelings we get from the Holy Ghost. When I was little, I depended heavily on what my parents had already found out for themselves. However, as younger teenager I wanted to know for myself if what I had been taught all my life really was true. So I began to read the scriptures on my own and prayed and asked if they were true. These prayers always ended with just a very subtle feeling of peace. However, the more I continued doing the things I had been taught were right, and the more I read the scriptures and prayed, the stronger the feeling got, and the quicker it came. There have been hard times where I've had a bad week or I doubted whether I had really felt that peace that living the gospel brought. But when I had those thoughts, I wouldn't give up. I'd make sure I kept living the way I knew I should and I prayed twice as hard. When I didn't give up and pushed through just a little further, those were the times when I was able to feel an overwhelming feeling of peace and love from my Heavenly Father. I am a Mormon because I believe that it's the true church. I've prayed and asked God if it was and I've received an answer. Since I know it's true I know that the only way to get happiness in this life and in the life to come it to live the gospel and not just believe in it.

How I live my faith

I pray, read my scriptures, and go to church. Those are pretty simple things, but praying keeps me connected to my Heavenly Father, reading the scriptures motivates me to do good (and also informs me of what "good" is and what I need to do), and going to church gives me the opportunity to participate in what I believe. I'm going to be going on a mission in just a few months. This will give me the opportunity to dedicate all my time in the next 18 months to serving others and drawing them closer to Jesus Christ.