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Hi I'm Lizzie

I'm an aspiring artist, a runner, a climber and future missionary from St. George Utah, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

First of all, I love art. Ever since I was a kid I loved coloring and drawing and it's always been one of my favorite subjects in school. It's amazing because art can influence people in so many ways and helps me personally to recognize the beauty in the world and in others. However I am still trying to find a good career fit for me that will hopefully involve my love for art! I also love to run. I started doing Cross Country in high school and quickly grew to love it. It really provides a great outlet for whenever I'm stressed or frustrated and always gives me time to think and enjoy the beauty around me. I've also recent gotten more into hiking and rock climbing. You could say I'm a bit of a nut when it comes to nature and mountains. I've also recently completed my first year of college at BYU and have recently been called to serve in the Chile Rancagua mission and I leave in July 2017 which I am incredibly excited for!

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into the church, there are many situations in my life that have motivated me to keep my life in harmony with the gospel. To start I had a few trials while growing up, one of the most influential happened was when I was 14, when my aunt passed away suddenly from a brain aneurism. It was incredibly hard since, when I found out, she was still on life support in a coma, and we weren't sure if she was going to make it. I was really close to her and I remember praying and begging my Heavenly Father to help her to live and be alright. However, I had a feeling while I was praying that instead of trying to force my will upon God's, I began to pray that I would accept whatever happened and help her family and mine to feel at peace amidst this trial. After that I remember feeling an overwhelming amount of peace and love around me. It almost felt like someone was giving me a large embrace within me and I heard the words in my mind "Everything will be alright." Although I wasn't able to see my aunt again before she passed, later that night I had another special experience where I dreamt that I saw her in the hospital and got to talk and say goodbye to her before she passed away. Although my aunt's death was a tragedy in many cases, for me it was a time of peace and comfort and increased my testimony of the Plan of Salvation. I hope that in sharing this experience, I can help others come to know that death doesn't mean the end of this life, and that in the end, we can all see and be with our family members again forever. And that God loves and knows each and every one of us. No matter what mistakes, burdens or imperfections we have, you are His child and He will always love you. He sent His son Jesus Christ to suffer for us so we don't have to struggle through life on our own. I'm so grateful for this knowledge and the gospel in my life and it's also why I want others to experience that same love and joy.

How I live my faith

I've served in my ward within the youth programs when I was in middle school and high school. I had the opportunity to serve as a secretary, and first and second councilors within the young women's organization. It was a great blessing since it helped me grow closer and learn to serve my peers and it also helped me grow and love my youth leaders, and who I still keep in contact with.