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Hi I'm Lisa

I grew up in a military family and joined the church when I was 17. I've taught school now for 25 years and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I joined the church my senior year of high school and then served a mission when I was 21, just after I completed my B.S. degree. I wanted to teach school since I was in junior high, and I have done so now for 25 years. I married a little later in life to a wonderful man, and I have 5 step-children and 1 son with my husband. We have been blessed with 5 grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a senior in high school, my father told the missionaries that I might be interested to hear about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The missionaries taught me about prayer and how to pray. What a wonderful life-changing experience that was! The heavens were truly opened to me! Before that I had only known rote prayers. I read from the Book of Mormon and prayed to know of the truthfulness of the things that they taught. The Spirit of God bore witness to my heart that these things were true. So many questions I had before I was introduced to the Church were answered in the doctrines that were explained to me, and I felt as though a curtain had been opened to my understanding. Although I did not get raised "in the church", I know that I was being prepared to hear about the gospel throughout my childhood and adolescence. My parents are wonderful, and I am so grateful for their standards and great example. They have always been a tremendous influence in my life, and I know that recognizing the truthfulness of the gospel when it was presented was because of the way I was raised. I love my Heavenly Father, and I know that He lives. I know that He is mindful of all of us and knows of our needs and desires. I am so grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ, and for his willingness to come to Earth to atone for the sins of the world. His love for all children of God, including myself, is overwhelming and I am ever indebted to his eternal sacrifice in my behalf. I know that through prayer, reading the scriptures, and following the example of the Savior that we can draw closer to both our Heavenly Father and His Son. I am thankful for having a living prophet on the Earth in these latter-days that speaks for the Lord, and I am grateful for the direction that we are given. In these days of turmoil, strife, and wickedness, we can find peace in and through Jesus Christ -- a peace that cannot be found anywhere else.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is simply trying to follow the Savior's example. I try to constantly find ways to help my fellow man by seeking to be alert to those around me. Everyone on this Earth has challenges, and just like the Savior, it is a matter of ministering to the one. This may be something as simple as smiling at someone I meet during the day, finding a way to lighten someone's load, treating others kindly, and seeking for an opportunity to help out. A phrase that I try to implement is, "If not me, then who?" Within the church I currenlty have the opportunity to work with the teenage Young Women. In the past I have worked in various other positions where I have worked teaching young children and playing music for their Sunday classes, teaching Sunday School, teaching the adult women, and working with Cub Scouts. No matter where I serve, I find great blessings.