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Hi I'm Leah

I grew up in California and Michigan. I am a mother of 4 and a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, my name is Leah and I live in Gilbert, Arizona. I have previously lived in California, Michigan, Colorado and Utah. I am a full-time mother of 4. I have 3 boys and we just added our 1st girl. They keep me very busy and on my toes. I am also an online student working towards my bachelor’s degree. I was one of those college students who didn't know what I wanted to be so I took all sorts of classes and never got a degree in anything. For some reason I love school so much more now than I did then. There is something about learning and working towards a goal and accomplishing it that I love. Other things I like to do; play sports (especially volleyball), camp, travel, watch a good movie, read, watch football with my husband, spend time with friends and family and eat good food.

Why I am a Mormon

I think that my family had a lot to do with me being a Latter-Day Saint. I grew up in a great Mormon family and was taught the commandments, to read the scriptures (Bible and Book of Mormon), go to church, say my prayers and to have faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I was also taught that I shouldn't believe just because my parents did but to really find out for myself through study and prayer. However, I never really did this specifically until I was 21 years old. Up until then I had had prayers answered, I saw the way that others lived their lives without the true gospel of Jesus Christ, I saw how the gospel had blessed my life and the life of others I knew, I rationally and logically saw how the Book of Mormon filled in the blanks to so many questions that other religions didn't have the answers too, these along with many other things taught me to know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true. I just don't remember really praying specifically to know. So when I was 21 I was in the missionary training center in Utah getting ready to go to Anaheim, California on a 18 month mission and I realized that I was going to be asking others to read the scriptures and pray to know if they are true. I also realized that I hadn't done this myself and knew I needed too if I was to expect others to do the same. It didn't take long for my prayers to be answered and when they were it wasn't a voice or a vision but more of a feeling and a thought. I felt comfort and peace and joy inside and then the reassurance that I've known all along that these things are true. I've never forgotten that experience and I hope I never will. Since then I've had many more experiences that have solidified my testimony and kept it strong.

How I live my faith

I try to live a good life. Anyone who has kids though knows that it's sometimes hard to do. However, I know that if I start my day off right, with prayer and scripture study, it will be a lot easier to do what's right the rest of the day. If I can be a kind, gentle, understanding and patient mom then it's a good day. I also try to look for ways I can serve others. I learned at a fairly young age that there is a joy and satisfaction that comes in serving others that you can't get anywhere else. So no matter how simple or huge the service, I try to make time for it.