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Hi I'm Lisa

My father was an officer in the Air Force so our family moved a lot when I was a child. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an active wife, mother and grandmother. I am involved in our church women's group called Relief Society as well as in the community. My husband and I own a business and I help by paying the bills and attending business events. We have four children and four grandchildren. My youngest is a young adult and still lives at home. Also my mother and mother-in-law live in our home. I am the president on the board of a small non-profit community garden organization and the board secretary of a business organization. All together that makes for a full and busy life. I love to read, garden, cook, and travel. My best days are when I can spend time with my husband, kids, and grandkids.  

Why I am a Mormon

My belief in Jesus Christ began as a young child. My father believed in God but not in organized religion and my mother had no religious affiliation so my understanding of the Gospel came from occasional church attendance but mostly personal study of the Bible. What puzzled me the most was why the Christian churches did not seem to resemble the church that Jesus organized during his ministry. I read about several churches but could not find one that fit his model. And yet, I couldn’t understand why a loving God would teach his children the gospel and provide prophets only to abandon them later. At the age of 19 I was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I found the answer. This was a living breathing church with a prophet and apostles and belief in ongoing revelation. I studied the Book of Mormon and prayed and received an answer that it was true. I have been a member for over thirty years and have never regretted that decision.

How I live my faith

I begin each morning with prayer. I know Heavenly Father cares about me and knows the desires of my heart. I also read a couple pages in the Bible and in the Book of Mormon each day. The words of the prophets teach me wisdom that help me to repent and to make wiser and more righteous choices. I ask to know his will and how to best use this day. There is always plenty to fill the hours of the day - emails to answer, items to purchase for birthdays or other special occasions, business functions to attend, or household chores. My mother is hard of hearing and cannot drive so a few times a week I take her on errands, to doctor appointments or to visit friends. In our church we call each other brothers and sisters because we are part of the Lord’s family. Once a month another sister and I visit three members of the ward. We deliver a spiritual message and just chat to share time together. As part of my church calling I occasionally visit other sisters on their birthday or drop off a meal or visit them in the hospital. My community work at the garden is also fulfilling. I have made great friends in my neighborhood. We grow food for ourselves as well as for the food bank. Service is a big part of my life.