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Hi I'm Lisa

I am a soon-to-be librarian. I enjoy ballroom and latin dance. I am a Mormon

About Me

I love to read; some friends and I have a book club where we read many different genres and types of books. I have a Bachelor's in Business and an AA in Library Technology. I am currently pursuing a Master's in Library & Information Science. I have been unemployed for over a year, and underemployed for at least 2 years before that. I work as Extra-Help for the County library system, but because of budget cuts it is very sporadic work. But I LOVE working the library. I am normally a very reserved person, but I enjoy meeting and helping everyone who comes to the library. Because I am currently unemployed and a single person with no children, I have lots of time on my hands, but no money. I volunteer at a local elementary school where a friend of mine works in the library. I help her catalog new materials as well as update/cleanup the catalog. I've helped with book fairs. I like interacting with the teachers and helping the kids find what they need. In case you can't tell, I have a passion for library work!

Why I am a Mormon

Simply put, I am a Mormon because it makes sense to me. I am some who takes a long time to study things out before I make a decision. I have friends who are of other faiths and I have read about other faiths. Some of the things I've read and heard just don't make sense to me; they don't seem like things a loving Heavenly Father would ask of one of His children. But to me, everything in Mormonism makes sense. I know it's a strange way to put it, I know most people talk about their feelings for it or have great spiritual experiences of dreams or visits from loved ones. My experience is just an accumulation of studying the scriptures, attending church meetings and living the principles. I know it is true because I have lived it and continue to live it. The Gospel of Jesus Christ gives me hope and makes me feel safe. It just makes sense.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as the Ward Emergency Preparedness Rep for my ward. My goal for this calling is to provide my congregation's members with the opportunities they need to become better prepared for natural disasters and other emergency situations. Living in Southern California our biggest natural disaster concerns are earthquakes, wildfires and landslides. My job in my congregation is to help the members be better prepared to face these disasters by advising/helping them to gather the items and information needed for a 72-hour kit. I also help them to be better prepared for other situations which can be viewed as an emergency. We as Mormons have been advised by our leaders for many years to have, if possible, a year's supply of food on hand. The stake, or group of congregations in my area, does a bulk order of canned food every month. I help to advertise the food item for the month in my congregation. Each congregation in our stake is to take a turn twice a year in canning the food for the bulk order. I organize my congregation to go to our church cannery and can the order for the month. Our church canneries have several items which can be purchased and canned by, not only our church members, but nonmembers as well. These items are food staples such as flour, wheat, different kinds of beans, powdered milk, etc. There is also a portable canning device which congregations or individuals are able to use to can other items which they use, such as breakfast cereals, protein powders, cake mixes, chocolate chips, etc. This enables them to build their food storage with items which they regularly use and enjoy.