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Hi I'm Leslie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to try new things, and I enjoy just about anything that is active and outdoors. I also love playing just about every sport, especially soccer. I grew up in Idaho and enjoyed spending time in the mountains and gardening there. I have also lived in Virginia, Italy, Russia, and Hawaii.

Why I am a Mormon

My Mother grew up in pretty rough circumstances and read the Book of Mormon when she was 13 and she was baptized when she was 14. I would say that because she was baptized and began living the gospel of Jesus Christ, she was able to overcome her circumstances. She has been an example to me of strong faith. I also have spent much time studying the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and they bring light and understanding into my life. I am sure that the Book of Mormon is divine, and that Joseph Smith was truly called by God to be a prophet. It is exciting to think that God still speaks to His children on the Earth today as he did in ancient times. God is unchanging and loves us all.

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity, when I was still single, to work with other young single adults in my area to create activities that brought us together in a fun and positive environment. My favorite activity was a service project we did at the zoo. Now I organize the music leaders at church. Overall, I try to become more like my Savior, Jesus Christ. It is because of Him that we can overcome sin and change for the better.

What is the Relief Society?

Relief Society is the organization of the women in the church. We meet almost every sunday as women and discuss gospel principles. It is a sisterhood that is a positive force for good. As women we help each other, visit each other and take care of each other and reach out to those in need. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Christ set the example by being baptized himself. It is symbolic of the death of the sinful and natural man and a rebirth of the "new creature" that is determined to follow Christ. When one is baptized, he/she commits to living a life of service and taking on the name of Christ (being a Christian) and following Christ. Baptism is a big step and an important decision, in fact it is necessary, therefore, each person should have the free-agency to decide if he/she wants to be baptized, therefore as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we do not believe in infant baptisms. It is wonderful to know that one can be washed clean through the atonement of Christ and start afresh. Each Sunday at LDS church meetings, we partake of the sacrament which is a reminder of the covenants we made at baptism to follow Christ. Show more Show less