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Hi I'm Leslie

I grew up thinking I'd be a ballerina, but ended up loving all things botanical and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a mother and grandmother with a passion for such, and also enjoy reading broadly, gardening tenaciously, and have a bent toward calligraphy, cooking with vegetables and volunteering in the community. I am a college graduate with degree in Elementary Education.

Why I am a Mormon

My love for this Church and it's teachings begins with the profound understanding that life did not begin with our earthly birth. We lived before, with a kindly Father in heaven. He directed the creation of this beautiful earth and understands it and us perfectly. He gave and gives us guidelines, that help us live the most productive, satisfying, and joyful lives possible.

How I live my faith

The Church has a wonderful system to help us grow in faith, develop our talents, and share our gifts with others. All members have responsibilities. In my church life I have organized service projects, musical performances, and other activities for adults and youth. I have taught gospel principles to groups of all ages, and had the blessing of being a close friend and support to a lovely lady who wanted to know more about the Church. Over several months time, she came love the principles and understandings that were taught, was baptized and became an active and energetic member.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

I am not exactly sure why someone would say that? It must be out of ignorance? When carefully investigated, others will find a people who sincerely desire to follow the gospel as taught by Jesus Christ. You will find a people who love the scriptures and study them thoughtfully, who cherish their families and teach them to be good citizens of the Church and their community, who believe in being educated and accepting all truth, moving forward with faith and optimism.   Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

First, you must have an open and searching heart. Second, you must put forth the effort to investigate, study and ask questions of those who understand and are living the official principles and doctrine taught by the Church. There are many distorted, false, and unkind renditions floating around out there. Third, with all sincerity of heart you must pray and ask the source of all truth, God, our Heavenly Father, if what you have heard is true? Are these things right? Are these the same teachings that Jesus Christ taught while on the earth? Are these the understandings that the Bible and prophets of old were trying to teach? Is this Church the one where I and my family will be the most strengthened and uplifted? It is by the Holy Spirit, or the Holy Ghost that we may know the truth of all things, and you will receive an answer in your mind/heart. It's a great journey! Go for it! It is the center of my life! Show more Show less