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Hi I'm Lena

I'm a Mormon, Wife, Mother of three, Sister, Aunt, Friend, Educated, Daughter of God and amazing parents. I am full of happiness.

About Me

Hi, I'm Lena and I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father. I am a happy mother of three beautiful children and the wife of an amazing man. I love being home with my children and look forward every day to the opportunities to nurture and love each one. My testimony of the gospel grows each day as I choose to do the 'best' of what I have on my list of things to do. I have an addiction to family history work and LOVE to find family info, stories and more. Years ago I finished my Bachelors Degree and look forward to getting a Master's in the coming years. Life is good as you look to the good. I have a favorite quote that reads, "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you have always imagined!" I am a dreamer and hope to create more dreamers in this world. I am also active in local and national politics and I believe we must stand up and support what we believe. I also support adoption and love helping birth families and adoptive families find each other. Our children joined us through adoption and I am eternally in debt to our three amazing birthmothers. I am a stay at home mom by choice for the last 18 years. While home I focus on my family and the nurturing of our children. Before becoming a mother of three I was a successful upper management of a large International business with responsibilities of overseeing International Product Development and Marketing. I cherish life and the experiences that we have here on this earth.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who had already chosen the Mormon faith. As I was raised with five brothers our parents taught us about God and our role here on this earth. We went to church each week and I watched my parents dedicate time, effort and devotion to numerous service opportunities in our church. As I was approaching the age of 8, my parents talked to me about being baptized a member of the Mormon church. I was young but I had also watched and observed my parents for the last 8 years of my life. In my heart and mind I felt a deep love for the things I had been taught by my parents and I was beginning to develop my own testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I asked questions, prayed to my Heavenly Father to ask for confirmation of my decision to be baptized and at that young age I was blessed to receive my personal testimony. I chose to be baptized by my Dad who held the Priesthood keys to baptize. Now I am a mother of three and a wife to an amazing husband of over 25 years. My personal testimony grows each and every day as I move forward in life, serve God with all my heart, study the scriptures and the words of modern day Prophets. I am a Mormon for many reasons: eternal families, peace, hope, forgiveness through the Atonement of my brother Jesus Christ and for the gift of the gospel that is available to all. I am a Daughter of God, who loves me and I love him. I am faithful and I recognize the reality of divine influence in my life and seek to live in harmony with that which I believe. The values and virtues by which I live include being grateful, pleasant, attentive, hopeful, abundant, patient, confident, honest, timely, kind, honorable and faithful. I am grateful I made the decision at the young age of 8 to be baptized as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I feel passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others so they too may feel the unconditional love of our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

My first and most important role in life is being a dedicated Mother and Wife in my eternal family. Family always comes first. I love serving in callings in my church. I am a member of a great woman's organization called the Relief Society-I LOVE IT! We have so much fun working side by side to serve others, take meals into families during trials, celebrate the success of others, do world wide humanitarian work, visit teach each other-share a gospel message and look after one another, learn new hobbies, strengthen our testimonies, support one another and we are a world wide group of women 18 to 100+. I have loved serving with the young women ages 12-18 in our church. I am also serving as a family history consultant and help families find their ancestors. Coaching my children's sports team is always an adventure but a fun mom activity. I serve on our school community council board, PTA, classroom helper and whatever else I can do to support my local schools. Politics is important to me and I enjoy the opportunity to find people who support what I believe in and help them get elected. I wake up every day praying for opportunities to support my family, friends and neighbors through Christ like service and love. My oldest child is currently serving a 2 year mission in the Montana Billings LDS Mission. He is volunteering 2 years of his live to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I pray everyday as I awake and as I lay my head on my pillow at night that I may be an example of the believers, love all I have the privilege to meet and serve with all my heart, might, mind and strength. Every day is a gift and I cherish every moment I have with my family and friends. My home is always open to friends, family and anyone who passes our way. There is always room at our table for new friends, old friends and family. My life is a gift from my Heavenly Father and I treasure every moment of every day.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Lena
I believe in eternal families and I know that I will be with my husband and children in the eternities. Life does not end at death. Eternal life with those that I love is the greatest blessing of the Mormon faith. My husband and I were married and sealed for eternity in the Mesa Arizona Mormon Temple. As we tried to have children we were met with a 7 year trial of not being able to have children. After all we could do we turned to our loving Heavenly Father for strength, understanding and direction. We felt a great peace as we decided to look into adoption. Within a year of starting the adoption process our first child was placed in our arms, family and hearts. With the blessings of eternal families we were able to go to the Salt Lake Temple to have each of our three children sealed to us when their adoptions were finalized. I live each day to the best of my ability so I may keep the covenants I have made to be with my family for eternity. Show more Show less