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Hi I'm Lisa

I'm a busy mom, grew up in the Southern United States, I enjoy being involved in my community, I love social media & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay at home mom of 4 young children, a chocolate lab, and a german shepherd. I have a BA in Mass Communications and Media Studies, which I completed long distance after having 2 kids. I collect pez candy dispencers and enjoy playing tennis & volleyball, and playing with my family. We are huge Ohio State Buckeye fans in our house. I love the happiness in our home, that comes from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are converts to the church; I grew up mormon. I am a mormon because it helps me live a better life to follow the example of Jesus Christ. I find the truths of the gospeI to be comforting and give me strength to meet life head-on each day. Reading the Book of Mormon - it helps me know the path I need to stay on. When I am explaining scriptures to my children or discussing gospel ideas with my family, I can truly feel the power of it in my heart. I know Jesus Christ lived, and still lives, to help guide us to follow Him. I am grateful for prayer, scriptures, church classes - which help me have a personal relationship with Christ. My life is guided and directed by Christ-like values and beliefs because I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith as I attend church, am involved in the community, and also at home with my family. As a family, we strive to read scriptures and pray each night before bed. We try to live our faith all week long and remember how Christ lived. At church, I have served as most every member does. Currently, I am the Director of Public Affairs in my city, where we help connect church and community. I have been working with our Catholic Church neighbors to coordinate volunteers for their soup kitchen once a week. I am also working on a website that connects people to volunteer opportunities where they live. I also love how social media can connect people! I also try to be involved in the community by volunteering at my children's school, attending civic groups to learn about local issues in our town, and being a good neighbor.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Lisa
I think daily prayer and scripture reading are key to increasing faith. By learning about Christ through the scriptures we can have a personal relationship with Him and have faith in His teachings. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Lisa
The Priesthood is given to men who are worthy to receive it. As a mormon woman, I have been able to lead in the church in many capacities. I was a Primary President for 2 years, where I, along with 3 other women, ran all the programs for children ages 18 months to 11 years old. After that, I served as a Cub Scoutmaster for 2 years where I had several den leaders I was in charge of (most of whom were men) and ran the Cub Scout program for the boys at church ages 8-11 years old. Currently in my Public Affairs role, I attend many city events and meetings as a representative of the church. I have be able to provide information, offer ideas, and make decisions in the various roles I have had. The service I have given (Primary President, Cubmaster, Public Affairs), has helped me grow spiritually and even opened doors for me professionally. I know the priesthood works for women, though it may be manifested in a different manor. I know God loves the women in the world and offers them the same spiritual blessings and love as he does men. Show more Show less