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Hi I'm Elise

I am from Northern Virginia, I hope to become a Physicians Assistant and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently attending college and I love it! I am majoring in Biology and hope to become a Physicians Assistant. Ever since I was born, I have wanted to help people heal both physically and spiritually. I hope that throughout my life, I will be able to use medicine to help others. I am the youngest of four children, I have two older sisters and an older brother and love my family with all of my heart. My mom is my very best friend and the rock of our family and hope to become as good of a mom as she is someday. I love hanging out with my friends, baking, shopping and dancing.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and I know this church to be true. I was raised as a mormon and always appreciated the values it taught me. As I have gotten older, I have come to understand the gospel better and have come to love it. Christ loved us and loved his father so much that he gave his own life so that we could be forgiven for our sins and return to heaven and live with them again. This sacrifice has meant so much to me throughout my life because I have come to know Jesus Christ as my brother and every hardship or trial I have faced, I know He has understood what I am feeling and has been there to comfort me. I would not understand the true meaning of repentance if I did not have the gospel in my life and I am so thankful that I do. Heavenly Father sent us to this earth to help us grow and learn and eventually become like Him. He has blessed me with so much and everyday, I want to show Him how thankful I am. I am a member of this church because I know that this gospel has it all. It allows for us to be with our families for forever, even after death. Heavenly Father loves us more than we can comprehend which is why He allowed for His son, Jesus Christ to die for us so that we could have the atonement. I know that this church is the only church that has the complete truth and there is no other church on this earth that has it all. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that God spoke to him and directed him so that this church could be established on this earth once again. I love my Heavenly Father and know He has blessed me so immensely and I know that this is the true church of Christ.

How I live my faith

I participate in my church by helping to organize events specifically service oriented events. All throughout high school, I volunteered at a local homeless shelter and would coordinate with other members of my church to bring 8 casseroles one day a month. I also have helped take care of the babies and toddlers during church as well as teaching elementary school aged children during church. As a college aged student, the other members of my ward are also college aged students so we have the opportunity to get together for fun activities once a week just to hang out and get to know each other.