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Hi I'm Lance.

I'm from California. I'm a teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in the California Bay Area, but I've lived in Texas, Utah, and Southern California. I'm a substitute teacher for high school and earning a credential so that I can teach physics full-time. I love science and I learn more about the world every day, even when I'm the one teaching!

Why I am a Mormon

While the Church has been a significant part of my life since I was a baby, I wasn't born knowing anything about it. I had to read the scriptures, pray diligently, and serve my fellow man. Even so, I didn't feel like I was really getting the answers I needed for many years. When I was fifteen, I received a blessing from one of my local church leaders, and I felt a wave of pure joy and knowledge wash over me. Not an excited, intense rush, but it was a calm and soothing feeling which I had never before felt. I knew that this feeling was from God. Since that moment, I have felt the Spirit of God many times and this church is the greatest source of it in my life.

How I live my faith

I love to sing, and sharing that talent is the easiest way I have to share the gospel. I find that when I read scriptures every day, that I have the strength of will to follow my conscience and do what I feel is right.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Many people use the word 'cult' to describe religions they do not like, or do not agree with. You will not find any of the trappings of a cult in this church, but you do not have to take my word for it. A single visit to any church building, whether as a Sunday visit or an activity during the week, will prove this. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Definitely. We believe in the Christ of the New Testament, who suffered for the sins of all mankind, was hung on the cross, and laid in a tomb. On the third day, He rose from the tomb and showed Himself to the twelve apostles. He offers everyone a way to return to the Father, and it is only through the grace of this Christ that man may be redeemed from sin and death. Show more Show less