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Hi I'm Lael

I'm an international Mormon.

About Me

I am an independent management consultant and part-time Global MBA student at Columbia and London Business Schools. I enjoy travel, languages, and volunteering to help new entrepreneurs.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (a Mormon) because of the peace that comes from living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have learned about the Christian way of life better through this church than from any other source. I know that families can be together for eternity through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and I like the church's focus on eternal families. This church teaches that parents are responsible for creating a home, where children learn about their eternal worth and see examples of how to live a Christian life. The church helps parents by using its resources to help individuals become spiritually strong enough to bring virtue and goodness to their families and the world around them. One of the most powerful messages I have gained from this church is the healing power that Christ offers. This message comes from examples in the Bible, where Christ healed many people both physically and emotionally, and it is reinforced through examples from the Book of Mormon and other scriptures, where people are forgiven of their sins and receive strength to reach their potential through their faith in Christ. This healing and strengthening power has led me to happiness. I have also seen it help people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds overcome the pains and mistakes of life to the point that they can have a real inner peace. I truly love seeing this powerful influence for personal healing and growth affect so many lives through this church.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as an assistant to my Bishop. I help coordinate his interviews with individual members as well as all the callings (service positions) in my congregation. I also am asked to visit eight wonderful people on a monthly basis in a program called "home teaching". As a home teacher, I have a chance to get to know these people better, offer any service needed, and deliver a brief spiritual message.