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Hi I'm Elizabeth Caswell

I'm a 20 year old convert to the LDS Church and only Mormon in my family. I'm serving a mission in Mesa Arizona, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love different cultures, cheesy 80's movies, and art galleries. I love nature and would rather go on a hike than to a social gathering. I also love cats more than dogs (no shame). After I was baptized at 18, I attended BYU- Idaho, which was such a great experience for me to be around people with the same convictions and beliefs as myself. There, I received an answer to prayer from God that I needed to serve a mission, and am now serving a full-time mission in Mesa Arizona. Here on my mission I am learning Spanish, all while serving the wonderful people of Mesa everyday. Serving a mission is not easy, and through all these trials and obstacles, I've really learned about how to rely on the Lord more than I have in my whole life. He is truly our #1 resource for questions, doubts, advice, and comfort.

Why I am a Mormon

After hearing horror stories and untrue teachings, and growing up in a Christian background where we were taught to stay away from false prophets and other books that claimed to be the Word of God, I was nothing but uneasy when I found myself learning about all the things I had been taught to avoid my whole life. After many bumps, arguments, and tears, I began to really open my heart to the fullness of the gospel that the Book of Mormon brought. I learned about the pre-existence, and the place of learning after we die, and it really made me love the God I knew. He is a just and loving Heavenly Father, who’s goal for us was to find our way back to Him. I loved the doctrines, and I loved going to Church. I loved that I was learning more and more everyday with the help and support of a loving family whom I will always be grateful to have known. I could see myself in this church. I saw my lifestyle, my family, and growing old in this church. I have a testimony of Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation, that we have a true living prophet, Thomas S. Monson, who is so dear to me. I know that this is the true Church of Christ on earth. Although other churches have pieces of truth in them, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints gives us all of the tools we need to become closer to God, and become more Christ-like. No other church emphasizes the importance of family, and the importance to strive to be more Christ-like. Now that I am serving a mission, my testimony has been strengthened so much more. As missionaries, we face adversary everyday. As we face this, we decide how this is going to impact our testimony. If we decide that we are going to trust our Lord and press forward, He will always bless us with a stronger tesimony and faith. Joining the Mormon Church has strengthened my understanding and relationship with my Heavenly Father, as I have learned how He speaks to me personally, and that it so important.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways. By choosing to serve a mission far from home, without having easy access to family and friends, I choose to continue to do so every day because I trust that this is where I'm suppose to be. It takes a lot of faith to go out into the unknown and rely solely on the Lord and the faith that he has given you. Every day, at 6:30am, I make the conscious descision to be obedient to God, as I try to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ as best I can. Serving a mission includes talking with everyone you see. You never know who is prepared for the Gospel, and it is our job to talk with everyone, so that we can give everyone the oportinuty to accept or reject the Gospel. We are contantly seeking for service opportunities, and not because we have alternative motivs. This is what the mssion is about. Being completley selfless and showing charity everyday, that others might recognize that we are true disciples of Jesus Christ.