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Hi I'm Lisa

I grew up an Irish/Italian Catholic. I'm a science geek! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

HI! My name is Lisa. I have my bachelor's of Science in Natural Sciences. I love teaching people about nature and hope to do that professionally one day! I love photography!

Why I am a Mormon

Because I came to an understanding of it's truth. The missionaries taught me for three weeks, when I consented to be baptized. I consented because when praying about the decision, my favorite hymn, nearer my God to thee, played in general conference. It was set for 4 weeks later. Two weeks later, I met Thomas Kofud, an LDS actor who played Christ in several church films, and I moved my baptism up. My life was getting complicated before my baptism and I finally just felt that I wanted the blessings of baptism sooner rather than later. I actually consented to move it to the next day. :) Afterwards, I felt this overwelming joy that caused me to laugh and cry at the same time. I finally felt what I had been waiting for. Things may not always make sense, but I go back to that initial confirmation and take things on faith.

How I live my faith

I attend a young single adult ward for members who are unmarried and 18-30 years old. I attend activities two days a week at church and hang out with friends from church on the weekends. Every sunday I go to church. I teach with the missionaries when I can. I do scripture study and keep a really neat journal!

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?

Women have the extraordinary blessing of bearing children and being mothers. This blessing makes it unnecessary for us to hold the priesthood. We are so lucky though, because the priesthood is our connection to blessings on earth. Women don't have to have children to use their maternal blessings. They can teach, serve in charity works, and do many other things. Show more Show less