Well my name is Lizzy and I have three crazy and spectacular brothers. They are my little men. I attended BYU last year with my sister and am now moving on to serve a mission in the Brazil, Porto Alegre South mission. Soccer has always been a big part of my life and I am so thrilled to go to Brazil where soccer is such a huge component of everyday life. I am incredibly excited for this opportunity to serve the Lord.
Why I am a Mormon
I know that Jesus is the Savior of the world. I know that he atoned for my sins and died for me that I might live again. I have felt the pure love of the savior in my life. I have faith in His plan for me, and I trust in Him.
To quote President Monson from a talk given in 1986 (almost a decade before I was born), “Of course we will face fear, experience ridicule, and meet opposition. Let us have the courage to defy the consensus, the courage to stand for principle. Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval. … Remember that all men have their fears, but those who face their fears with [faith] have courage as well.”
How I live my faith
It was a rather difficult decision to decide to go on a mission. I wasn’t sure what was right for me. I felt that I was inadequate and that I wasn’t qualified enough to be a missionary. So I did a lot of studying and praying to help me figure it out. I asked Heavenly Father if I should go as well as when would be the right time. Right around that time, I got an email from a friend who is currently serving a mission in Texas. There was a line from the email that really stuck out to me. And I quote, “Stretch your boundaries, show no fear, and walk with faith rather than sight. God will lengthen your strides.” This was exactly what I needed to hear. So I took a giant leap of faith and put my mission papers in and now here I am. I have faith in God’s plan for me. I know that with Him I can accomplish more than I ever thought possible. “God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called.” He is looking for 2 things, Worthiness and Willingness. If he finds those two things in a person, he knows that he can make up the difference.