I recently finished creating my account on mormon.org. It has some family stories I'd like to have in my blog book so I thought I'd post it here. And really, it is SUCH a big part of our life, it only seems natural. Scott has an account too. I will soon create buttons on the side of our blog that you can click on to take you to our profiles. Enjoy!
Hi, I'm Elisa
How I live my faithOur family attends church each Sunday. We read from the scriptures daily(both bible and book of mormon). We read together and we also do personal scripture study. With our daily family scripture study, we also enjoy singing songs about Christ, and praying together. I know this daily tradition has blessed our family because I feel the peace and happiness it brings into our home. In our church I serve as an activities coordinator for the adult women in the church. We meet together one evening each month(in addition to church meetings on Sunday) to learn about something that will strengthen our homes and families: cooking classes, marriage classes, service activities etc. These classes are optional, but they are so much fun and I always learn so much, especially now that I'm involved in the planning and sometimes the teaching.
About MeI grew up in Seattle and then moved out to Utah to attend BYU. I graduated in Marriage, Family and Human Development. I met and married my husband(from North Carolina) while attending BYU. Our first child attended classes with me at BYU, and our second was born three weeks after we graduated. We lived in Washington for awhile before coming back to Utah which is where my husband and I and our 4 kids currently reside. I love to read, learn, blog, sing, exercise, cook, hike, make and drink green smoothies, decorate cakes and spend time with my family.
Why I am a MormonI was raised in the Mormon church but didn't really gain a testimony of my own until I went away to college. It was there that I discovered for myself the reality of our Savior Jesus Christ, His love for us and the great blessing it is to have a prophet today who can lead and guide us. Now, as a mother, I am more grateful than ever to be a member of this church. I'm grateful we have a living prophet and apostles who lead us in the right direction amidst a world that is continually growing more and more chaotic and scary. Christ's church is an anchor in our lives, steadfast and constant. Because of Christ's plan, I know true and everlasting happiness. I know that there is life after death and that we can return to our Father in Heaven and be with our families forever. I am incredibly grateful for that knowledge.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?Yes. The main difference between the Bible and the Book of Mormon is that the Bible took place in the Eastern hemisphere whereas the Book of Mormon took place in the Western Hemisphere. Both testify of Christ and talk of His people and the prophets living during that time.
An interesting bit of information: My dad is from Mexico. His father was Aztec and born in the late 1800s(yes I am 27 and have a grandparents born in the 1800s...I was born when my dad was 56 years old and he was the youngest of 14 children). My dad was raised as a Catholic and converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints(Mormon), later on in life. At the time of his conversion, accepting the truths and stories from the Book of Mormon was easy because he'd been raised hearing similar stories. Stories about a great white god who came and who would one day come again. So yes, Jesus did appear in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection.