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Hi I'm Lee Hadley

Hello, I was raised by wonderful parents and taught about Jesus Christ at an early age. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 64, have been married for 42 years, have 5 children and 6 grandchildren. I had a career in a variety of positions involving employee benefits and the insurance industry. I was raised on a farm in Idaho, met a girl from the "big city" of Montreal, Canada and ended up in Salt Lake. Things I love are photography, videography, video editing, manicuring my lawn, raising a garden and playing with beautiful, fast cars. My wife and I love to travel. I have become an author in recent years.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I've put the tenets to the test. I understand where I came from, why I'm on this Earth and the possibilities beyond Earth life. I deeply believe in God's plan of happiness which includes the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that families can be forever. I grew up as a church member but have been exposed to all kinds of people and beliefs. I have a deep abiding belief that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides the best opportunity for Life and Happiness.

How I live my faith

I've been active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all my life. I went to Seminary as a youth and served as a missionary in California Central Mission. I married my sweet heart forever in the Idaho Falls Temple. I've had many callings, both teaching and administrative. By far, I like teaching the gospel the most. At this stage of life I like teaching adults. I've taught adult Sunday School classes and adult Priesthood classes. I enjoy the study, the expansion of knowledge, the investigation of truths and the happiness of seeing people gain a greater understanding of truth.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Lee Hadley
I cannot image anything but life after death. To believe as some believe that we simply cease to exist is outside my scope of thinking. I have always believed this and I believe that I always will. I have studied the attitudes of others, along with their perspective and this study has not moved me from my belief. We may have walked by faith in this life, but in our next life we will see all things clearly and reap the benefits we have achieved through our life, faith, and works of this life. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Lee Hadley
The purpose of life is to progress. From childhood to adulthood we learn, grow and progress. I believe life is made of learning and progressing. I believe this opportunity to progress goes on after this life too. The opportunity to grow and progress is one of the foundation of happiness. I can choose what I want to do, what I want to study, the people I'm with, the family I have and more. All of these choices and and more and their consequences bring about change. That change can be progression and happiness. Show more Show less