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Hi I'm Molly Elizabeth

I'm a journalist and a Mormon.

About Me

I am a graduate student working on my masters degree in digital (online) journalism. Journalism has always been a passion of mine. I love hearing people's stories and then taking that story and giving them a voice. One of my goals as a journalist is to "give a voice to the voiceless." There are so many people in this world who deserve more than they have and I think that I can help them by telling their stories and making people pay attention. I love photography and graphic design and love incorporating those two skills with my career as a journalist. I have gotten to do many exciting things. I have covered bowl games, presidential politics and college basketball. I grew up an avid reader as well as a busy athlete. I played water polo and swam competitively in high school and spent a semester on the rowing team during college. I love being outdoors and exploring new places. One of my favorite things to do is go to county fairs and festivals of all kinds. Nothing brings me more happiness than my family and friends!

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because the Mormon Church is the only thing is this world that I can constantly turn to for peace. I know that if I live faithfully and adhere to the principles and truths of the Church I know that I can have hope, peace, safety and comfort. Through faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ I can get through and struggles and hardships in my life. I know that Jesus Christ atoned for my sins and my sufferings. I can seek for comfort and forgiveness through the structure of the church that can't come from anywhere else. There have been several times in my life when I felt that answers were simply out of reach. I felt that no one understood what I was going through and no one could help me find my destiny. Through prayer to my Heavenly Father and by being faithful to the commandments I have been taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I was able to feel peace and find answers. Those experiences strengthened my testimony in the Church and they are why I have stayed active and faithful throughout my life. I know that through prayer I can receive personal instructions from Heavenly Father. I can know what is best for me to do and what will make me happy. The gospel is the one thing that can bring true joy to my life. All of my relationships and everything I do is strengthened because of the Church. Heavenly Father helps His children and I have seen that more within the Church than anywhere else. My favorite thing about the Church is that no matter what the demographics or background of the members, they become like family. I know that if I ever need anything I have people to turn to who care about me and would never leave me helpless. It's the largest source of strength and support in my life.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith every single day. I try to carry God's love for his children with me when I interact with others at work, school and social events. I uphold the Church's moral standards and encourage others to do so as well. The calling that I have is to organize the visiting teaching program in my ward. Every woman is assigned a companion and several sisters that they are supposed to teach each month. I like to think of these women as guardian angels that can be called on at any time or place to help and they will do it because they share God's love for the people that they teach.

What is the Relief Society?

Molly Elizabeth
Relief Society is one of the greatest blessings in my life. Relief Society is an organization for the women of the church that acts as a sisterhood of great friends. The group meets together during Sunday services and at other times during the month to do service, charity and to share the love of God with each other. I have never been involved in a more supportive and loving group than the Relief Society sisters in my ward. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Molly Elizabeth
No. Mormons try to help everyone that is in need. The Church has incredible programs set up to help in natural disasters all over the world, in impoverished communities through out the United States and anywhere else that help is needed. In Southern California earlier this year my hometown was hit with horrible mud slides from rain. The church members in my families ward volunteered for days to help clean up the homes of complete strangers so that their things would not be completely destroyed from the natural disaster. As Mormons we seek to share God's love for his children with everyone. We are all God's children and so we must serve all of His children. Show more Show less