What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Lisa

I grew up as the only person in my family that remained a member of the church.

About Me

I am a mom of 5 children and a wife of a wonderful man. We have been married to each other for almost 27 years. I get to be a grandma on 11-11-11!!! I like to do a lot of different things. My favorite hobbies are: playing tennis, decorating for weddings, arranging flowers for weddings, laughing a lot, and going out to lunch with fun people!! All of my children are my favorite, even my dear son-in-law! My favorite thing is when all the kids are home visiting and I get to watch them and listen to them laugh together and tell stories. I am sure that Heaven is going to be just that fun! I really like my husband. He is patient with me and all the different things I like to do. Most of all I love laughing with him. He has a special way of looking at life and people with a humorous perspective.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 6, my mom died unexpectedly from a disease called Marfan's Syndrome. At the time, my mom and dad were working on being active in the Mormon church. When my mom was gone, our family stopped going to church. A ward member started taking me with her and her family to church every Sunday. I loved being with their family and enjoyed the love and acceptance the other members in the church gave to me. It was very sad at my home without my mom. When I went to church, I felt a peaceful and loving feeling. I knew that God loved me. I was so appreciative of the programs in the church that helped me to help others and try harder to do as Jesus would do. I didn't have a lot of structure at home, and so I was grateful for the talents and opportunities I received from all the experiences being a member of the Mormon church provided to me. As I became older, I realized that life was never going to run perfect. The faith and blessings I received from being closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus helped me (and continue to help me) to see the eternal perspective and find proper coping tools for difficult times and situations.

How I live my faith

I am so lucky that I get to work with the Youth (12-18) in our church as one of their Leaders. First of all, I love teenagers. They are amazing! I love to watch them go through their "figuring out" stages and see the peace that the gospel brings them. I always hope that they realize that commandments and rules are given to make their lives easier and orderly. I sometimes feel that kids think commandments and rules are given to them as a punishment. I have been diagnosed with ADD. My brain gets a little confused and I get caught up in fun a lot. This problem makes it easy for me to lose my perspective. I so appreciate that I have a church I can go to every Sunday and go to the meetings there that will help me to "BE STILL.......AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD" (quote from God). It is like going to get a spiritual shot every Sunday. I love going to church and always feel grateful to be there.