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Hi I'm Lisa

I'm a paralegal, I grew up in California, cooking is a passion, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work in the legal field as a paralegal. I love sports; I love my family, especially my nieces and nephews, who are so fun to be around; the beach; traveling and being around my wonderful and encouraging friends. I love to bake and try all new recipes. I tried to start a baking business, but found I had more fun making them to give away!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a Mormon. My parents are members of the Mormon faith and I have continued in this faith. When I was younger it was easy to just live that way. I didn't feel the need to do things differently from parents growing up. As I've gotten older, moved into the workplace, started living my life on my own, it's caused me to consider what I really believe. And I have come to find that I really did have a surety about the church I grew up in. I never doubted it. I have seen how my life is so much better because I have God and Jesus Christ in my life. More than that, I can't deny the peace and love I feel when I read the Book of Mormon, when I study the words of living prophets and when I pray for help and guidance. I have felt love and answers come and because of that, I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday, I go to my congregation, which is organized geographically. It's a ward made up of families, singles, widows, widowers, everyone all together. Together, we share our testimonies, our experiences, our happy moments and hard moments. We come together to partake of the Sacrament, which is the bread and water that represents the body and blood of our Savior, who gave his life for us.   One aspect of living the Mormon faith is the opportunity for all to participate and share in the responsibilities to move the daily work of the church forward. Callings, or opportunities to serve, are extended to members after prayerful consideration by church leaders. I have the privilege of serving in the Relief Society, the church's organization for women. It is wonderful to serve with the women of the church in service projects, lessons, sunday meetings and home visits to help serve the families and women of the church. I also live my faith by trying to live the principles of the gospel in every aspect of my life. It can be hard to do sometimes. I have great friends who are not of my faith and their ideas of recreation, ie drinking and clubbing, are different than mine. And it can be hard to not want to be part of the larger group, to be in the social circle. But I think that's when the phrase, "talk the talk and walk the walk" come in to play. If I really believe something, then I will live the way I profess to belief. I try to be patient and kind with myself and towards all those around me, just as the Savior would be.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Lisa
I have learned that we can find out what our Father in Heaven is like through reading the scriptures, praying and then implementing the lessons and answers we receive. As we read the Bible and Book of Mormon, we are taught what Heavenly Father is like by reading about His dealings with His children here on earth. We are taught that He loves His children and knows how to help them. When we pray, Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Lisa
Baptism is our opportunity to be cleansed from our sins and show the Savior we are willing to begin a "new life" following him. Mormons believe that no unclean thing can enter into the presence of our Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ. Baptism cleanses us and begins the promise we make to follow the Savior and to become as He is. Show more Show less