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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I love to laugh. I delight in nature. I enjoy adventures. I like playing sports. I love learning. I am a convert. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! I am a teacher by trade working supply for two school boards. I enjoy strength training, running, hockey, basketball, rollerblading, hiking, canoeing, kayaking ... pretty much anything where I am near the water and outdoors ... and anything where I am moving and challenged physically. I also enjoy reading, learning, good conversations, cooking, writing, board games, and taking pictures.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Protestant/Evangelical and became a Catholic as a young adult. Starting in 2006 I had a few setbacks in life ... I was diagnosed with an advanced stage cancer in my mid 20s that took my natural abilities to have children and, while in treatment, I lost my brother and my marriage. I felt sad and desperate a lot. I was hopeless and lonely and felt I had no purpose in life anymore. It was in this time that I gave up organized religion. It was through talking with my best friend, who is a Mormon, that I started to learn about the Church's beliefs about the afterlife. As we talked I became excited that I have the opportunity to see my brother again and to have my own family. It was these feelings of hope and joy, which I had not felt for a long time, that motivated me to look more closely at the Church and its teachings. I wanted to know what I could do to have that opportunity. It was a slow process for me because I was anxious and I did not tell anyone I was looking into the Church. I knew without a doubt very early that the Church was true, but I was alone in my journey. I started attending Sacrament with a friend I had recently met. Immediately I felt at peace when I was there and the things I learned there were amazing to me and I wanted to learn more. From that experience, I came to this site and the LDS.org site, I ordered some DVDs and a Book of Mormon, I began praying again, and I set up appointments with the missionaries at my local ward to learn more about the Church. I was nervous because this was all new to me and I was also scared because I knew my family's views about Mormons, which wasn't and still isn't positive, but I continued to follow my heart and the Spirit. As the discussions with the missionaries continued I grew more excited and felt more hopeful than I had in a very long time. I knew the Church was His Church. I had hope again. I was then baptized in June of 2009.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by praying, reading and studying the scriptures, having the Sister missionaries over for chats, attending Sacrament, fulfilling my callings, being of service, and by learning and growing.