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Hi I'm Leslie Day

I'm a teacher. I'm a step-mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I grew up in a catholic family in Missouri. I joined the LDS church when I was 18 and three years later I served a mission in Athens, Greece. It was almost a decade before I found someone to take me to the temple and marry me. In the 6 years I spent in college I attended a wonderful Institute and student branch where I made many lasting friendships and strengthened my testimony. I now live in Texas where I teach history and get to act like the big kid that I still am.

Why I am a Mormon

 When I was attending my catechism classes as a child, preparing for baptism and confirmation, I always wondered why God never spoke to the American Indians. If God loved all his children, wouldn't he speak to them, too? I also wondered what we did after we made it to heaven. Surely Heavenly Father didn't want us just standing around throughout all eternity singing his praises. I couldn't see him being that concieted. While my religious teachers were kind and very patient with my many questions, they never seemed to satisfy my curiousity. When I met the LDS missionaries they told me of a book, The Book of Mormon, where God DID speak the the American Indians. They also told me of God's ETERNAL plan. There is always something more to learn and do. Since my baptism, I have learned the importance of the scriptures, marriage, and most importantly, the atonement of Jesus Christ and why He is so important to me in my life. I have learned to cultivate a personal relationship with my Savior and my Father in Heaven. My life has taken me in a completely different direction than I ever imagined and I could not be more satisfied. I am happy even in my trials. I know where to turn for strength, comfort, and guidence.

How I live my faith

 I teach World History and United States History to tenth and eleventh graders. I get the unique opportunity to teach students about the rise and fall of religions and the marks they leave on the world. I hope that I help my students cultivate a deeper appreciation for their own faith whatever it may be by teaching them the origins of their particular churches I get to teach them ALL. And, I hope that through my example they see that people of faith can live good and fun lives by following the precepts of their faith. I am also an early morning seminary teacher so I have the unique opportunity to teach the scriptures to the LDS high school students every morning and then see them in class later in the day. I love to see them stand up to the challenges that placed in their path and to see them over come obstacles. I take students to Europe on a regular basis to help them understand other cultures, see historic places, and hopefully cultivate gratitude for the blessings we enjoy here in the United States. I hope to help them cultivate a sense of self and confidence through knowledge and education so they can stand against what ever life throws at them. I hope that they discover, as I did so many years ago, that they are children of a loving Heavenly Father. That knowledge and faith can take them to great heights and ultimately back to the presence of our Heavenly Father.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Leslie Day
 This is the ordinance the convinced me that this church was true. I refused to believe in a God that would not allow someone into heaven simply because they didn't have the opportunity on earth to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. So many people have been born and died who don't even know He existed. Baptism for the dead is performed for those who died without that knowledge or opportunity to do the required ordinance of Baptism. It doesn't mean they are forced to accept it or its terms. But, it does allow them the opportunity. This showed me how loving our Father in Heaven is and hope comprehensive and perfect his plan is. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Leslie Day
Pray about it. Our Father in Heaven gave us a brain and the ability to reason for a purpose. He wants us to think and to learn and develop ideas and thoughts of our own. He wants us to use those things to discover the mysteries and puzzles that make up this world and everything in it. But, He wants us to CHOOSE to know the truth. Do you want to know? Read the Book of Mormon. Pray to know it is true. If you pray to God, believing that you'll receive an aswer, then He'll send you one. You have to listen, though. And follow through. Show more Show less