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Hi I'm Leslie

I am a Tarheel, Southerner, law librarian and traveler. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a law librarian, residing in North Carolina. I was born in Mississippi, raised in northwest Florida and consider myself a Southerner. However, I have been extremely blessed to live in a variety of different places in the United States, including Utah, New York City, Seattle and Washington D.C. I have also been blessed with the ability to travel and see many beautiful places around the world. I am happiest when I am meeting new people and able to be immersed in a different cultural experience. I also am an avid reader, beach aficianado, and tennis player. My greatest blessing in my life, though, is my family. My parents gave me every opportunity in this world, my two sisters are amazing women with whom I was abe to learn and grow, and I am blessed with a wonderful husband. The great thing is that, although we are all individuals and unique in our own ways, we share the gospel in common and can find happiness in the successes of each other.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe in the promise of eternal progression. I love learning, and I know that the gospel is premised on the idea that learning and personal growth is part of a divine plan for all of God's children. And I am a Mormon because I know that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Redeemer, who has made it possible for me to be perfected over time, although I am still entirely a work in progress.

How I live my faith

I believe that we must serve those with whom we come in contact every day as well as others with whom we may not share close proximity. I enjoy volunteering and working with immigrants to the United States, particularly those in the refugee community from Africa. There are so many great organizations that we can volunteer our time and contribute financially to in order to help others on this earth too! I like teaching at church, and I try to live my faith also by being a good learner. I think it is very important that we welcome every opportunity within our reach to learn both spiritual and secular matters.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Absolutely not! First off, this is a worldwide faith, and there is a great deal of political differences expressed in members around the world. What Mormons believe in, though, is being good citizens and active participants in our communities and nations. We believe that we should be actively engaged in doing good to all of God's children, and thus, we believe that each individual member is responsible for studying the issues and selecting which leaders we believe have the best ideas for leading our communities and our nations. More than anything, we believe in service, and that the best leaders are those who are willing to cast aside their own egos and work hard to serve their people. Show more Show less