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Hi I'm Elise

I'm a musician, a writer, an aspiring special education teacher, and i'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a Sophomore at Brigham Young University-Idaho and am studying to work in the field of special education. I will be leaving on my mission to Lansing Michigan on May 2nd! I've always had a love for anything musical. From childhood to my senior year in High School I was in different choirs and even had a one-on-one vocal coach for a time. When I was 12, I started learning guitar which I still play to this day. My parents are both very musically inclined so I definitely inherited that from them. Aside from my parents, I also have three brothers, one older and two younger. I love my family with all of my heart and feel very blessed to have such a close relationship with them. I love this gospel and rely on my testimony to get me through hard times. I am so grateful to have the gospel in my life!

Why I am a Mormon

This church has become an incredibly important part of my life. I grew up in the church and it has been a part of my family for many years. I've been surrounded by this gospel all of my life. As I have grown up, watching this gospel work within my life has been an experience. Living as a Mormon can be incredibly difficult sometimes. I've watched testimonies slip and people I love leave the church. I've had trials of my faith as well and still do sometimes. Through all of my doubt, though, I'm reminded of the times this gospel has brought me comfort. I've witnessed blessings and have felt the Lords hand in my life many times. I have witnessed a loved one leave this life, and through all of the grief and pain, the spirit was there to care for me. I know this gospel is true and I am so grateful for the impact it has had on my life.

How I live my faith

As of right now, I am preparing to go on a mission to Lansing, Michigan. This means I will be taking a year and a half of my life to focus on preaching the gospel to those who might need it. I prepare through daily scripture study and participating in classes like the mission prep class i'm taking on campus right now. One thing that really helped me realize my desire to go on a mission was my calling of my church ward's gospel doctrine teacher. Through preparing a lessson every Sunday and standing in front of people as a teacher, I realized that I wanted to teach people. It strengthens my testimony to teach others about the things that have given me the most comfort in life.