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Hi I'm Lesli

I'm a guidance counselor, an actress, and a mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a Master's degree in Psychology/School Counseling and I love working with students. I enjoy helping someone find their passion in life. My passion in life is the theater. I love to make people laugh, cry, and think about their lives when I perform. I am a single mom to a fantastic son who is currently serving a full time mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born into this faith. I have never questioned its truthfulness or been bothered by serious points of doctrine. However, I have also been able to be exposed to other religions, lifestyles, and cultures through various experiences and I have never found the peace the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings anywhere else. I know My Heavenly Father Lives. I know that Jesus is the Christ. I know Heavenly Father hears and answers all my prayers; even the simple ones. I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ was restored by the Prophet Joseph Smith and that he translated the Book of Mormon by the power of the Holy Ghost. I testify of its truthfulness. I testify that regardless of your circumstances, you can find peace, a sense of belonging, and a knowledge of who you truly are within this church.

How I live my faith

I am the Ward Music Chairman and Stake Single Adult Representative. I am also an ordinance worker in the Manhattan Temple. I have been very blessed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and I enjoy serving in His church to show my gratitude and to bring others to those blessings.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Lesli
Mormons pay for their missions out of their own pocket. The Church has equalized the cost for each family at $400 a month regardless of where the missionary serves. Missionaries are encouraged to earn as much toward their mission as they can. If a missionary is not able to fully cover the costs, family, friends, and other church members can contribute to help an individual missionary or to the General Missionary Fund. This fund helps those who desire to serve but are not able to make the $400 a month payment. I currently have a son serving a mission and I am grateful for the chance to support him as he serves the Lord. Show more Show less