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Hi I'm Eliza Brownell

I am born and raised in Washington State. I am preparing to serve an mission in Portugal. I love my huge family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love playing the piano and singing. Some of my hobbies are hiking, cliff jumping, swimming, hammocking, and exploring in the State Parks where I live. I am the middle child in a family of 8, and love every minute of being an Aunt and sibling. I have competed one year of college at BYU-Provo and will be returning there after I serve my mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the teachings and blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ give me joy. I was born into a devoutly LDS family, so the doctrine of the gospel is something I took for granted. Its wasn't until I turned 14 that I really decided I should learn for myself weather the church is true or not. So, I studied, prayed, and asked questions to those who I trusted. It didn't take long for me to realize that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God and that if that was true, then everything else must be true as well. Ever since then, my love of the church has grown along with my knowledge of it. I know that God loves all of his children and created this beautiful Earth for each of us.

How I live my faith

I have served in leadership positions among the youth of the church and am currently a ward missionary. I try to live my faith by treating every day as a fresh start.