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Hi I'm Lisa

I grew up in Wisconsin. I love to knit, cook, and finger-paint, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I currently work as a cook in a cafeteria. I've never cooked as a job before--I'm elated to find that I can actually do it, and do it well. Other than cooking and baking, I love to read (mainly fantasy), write, knit, paint, finger-paint, weave, spin, cross-stitch, tat, put together puzzles, and generally create things. I also love to play on my computer. I have two nieces and a nephew--they are my pride and joy!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS church. There aren't a lot of us in Wisconsin, though, so it was difficult. I often felt alone in my beliefs, but I didn't doubt them. When I was a teenager, I came to realize that, if what I had been taught wasn't true, then my existence didn't matter. This was what I wanted more than anything else: to be able to be with my family and friends forever--to never be without them.

How I live my faith

I try to be polite and kind to everyone, and like to smile at everyone. It used to be a game for me--to see how many people I could get to smile back--I always hope that I brighten their day by doing so. My favorite callings have been working with the youth and children at church. I got to go to Girls' Camp (for young women ages 12-18) as a leader for several years--it was the best!! I belong to a small young single adult congregation; I play the piano for sacrament meetings and our women's organization. I'm also a substitute teacher in for the women's organization and I visit teach.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Christ never meant for there to be many different churches. Throughout the Bible, you see the apostles trying to keep the different congregations on the same path, to have the same beliefs and governing principles. As time went on and the apostles were killed, their differences grew and they became separate sects altogether. Many truths were lost and parts of the Bible were changed. Because God loves us all as His children, He restored the full truth to us to prepare us to return to Him as well as for Christ's Second Coming. The Book of Mormon is what it says: another testament of Jesus Christ. It was never meant to replace the Bible, but to go hand in hand with it to give added clarity to the gospel. Show more Show less