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Hi I'm Lisa

I grew up in Idaho and Nevada. I love my family. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for almost 23 years to my wonderful husband. We have been blessed with 4 wonderful children. I work in the front office of a dental practice. I have many interests...gardening, quilting, sewing, decorating, and any thing regarding family time. I have a great love for learning. I want to do that for the rest of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I, like many people, have had religion established by my ancestors. My family has been Mormon for several generations. I have learned for myself that though you are born into a religious family, you don't necessarily accept the faith they have. My family taught me to learn for myself to find out what I believe to be true. I have spent time reading the scriptures..the Bible, Book of Mormon and other writings. I have served the members of my faith through teaching in church and spending time with them. I have prayed and found out for myself through the influence of the Holy Ghost that God lives, Jesus is the Savior of the world, the Book of Mormon contains the word of God and bears witness of Jesus and his gospel, living prophets like ancient prophets receive revelation from God and God still speaks to us today, and that families who follow the gospel of Jesus, receive ordinances and covenants can be together for forever. I love the gospel. It is not just my religion...it is my daily life and the way that I live.

How I live my faith

I am involved in the music of the church. I lead our choir and assign congregation members to perform musical selections in church. I also play the piano. I am assigned to visit monthly a couple of women whom I consider my friends. My family is very involved in the youth groups and scouting. We really enjoy doing community service and helping others who need help. We, as a congregation, help in the homeless shelters and other charitable organizations like Salvation Army to help the many who need assistance in our community. A couple of times a year, our congregation provides one of the meals at a women's shelter. We have painted rooms, done diaper and baby supply drives. We do coat, sock and toliettre item drives as often has needed. We have made many quilts for people overseas... once for people in Bosnia... and for local shelters and for those in our community who need help. One of my sons did an Eagle Scout project where he helped the Salvation Army with food boxes, clothing donation and handed out the "Angel Tree" Christmas gifts to families just before Christmas. It was one of the greatest parts of our Christmas that year. It was humbling to our children to see how little others had in comparison to them. We have decided as a family that yearly we need to do a large project, and throughout the year, find other ways to donate time and means to help others. We donate our used clothing and household items to Deseret Industries and other groups to help clothe those who are without and find ways to take food to neighbors and congregation members who need help. We grow a garden every year and share our produce with many. It is awesome to belong to a group that has desire to help so many others.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Testimony to us is an vocal expression of what we believe to be true. I have read the scriptures, learned about the commandments, and exercised my faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ. Because of my experiences with these things, I feel that I should share those things with others. People in other faiths often refer to this as witnessing...Mormons just call it tesifying. By bearing witness to the things that I have come to know, I can strengthen myself and others. I testify that we have a Heavenly Father that loves us. Jesus Christ is my Savior. I love him for the sacrifice that he has done for all of Heavenly Father's children. I know through the Atonement that I will be saved by my obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel that Jesus set up when he was on the earth. I testify of ancient and modern prophets revealing the word of God. We have one today, Thomas S. Monson. I testify that Joseph Smith is a prophet. He saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. He restored the gospel of Jesus Christ in the latter days...the same church that Christ established when he was on the earth. I testify that the Book of Mormon is true, and that it is another witness to the divinity of Jesus Christ. I also belive the Bible to be the word of God. I know these things because I have studied and prayed and asked God to tell me they are true. If you do the same, I know you will find those answers for yourself. This is my testimony. Show more Show less