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Hi I'm Leanna

I'm a dreamer who can't contain my laughter, makes to do lists, loves accomplishing goals and yep, I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love life! I grew up as the youngest of four children; two boys and two girls. (Some may say that I suffer from "youngest child syndrome," although I'd never really admit it.) Now, there are eight kids in my family (four boys and four girls)- the more the merrier! I've been married to my best friend for almost seven months. I am currently a student at Brigham Young University studying Family Studies with a minor in Communications. I served as a missionary in the Canada Edmonton Mission and loved every minute of it. I feel that the best things in life are family, friends, and food. I love a good joke or spontaneous moment. I dream about the family I'll one day have almost everyday. I can't wait to be a mom and add to the legacy that my parents have given me. My favorite past time is watching old home videos. I love visiting, laughing, eating ice cream, and playing games. I'm an optimistic person that loves making others smile or laugh. I am known for being super organized (although my desk doesn't always show that). Most of all, I love living! It's about making everyday count! Each day, each hour, each moment is a success!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but have gained my own testimony through life experiences. One experience that helped and continues to help strengthen my testimony of the Gospel happened in December of 2010. My Mother suffered from an unexpected brain aneurysm on December 22nd. After many prayers, faith, and brain surgery she returned home to her Heavenly Father on December 26th. It was hard to lose my mother at 20 years old. She was my best friend. However, I knew then, and I know now, that I have a forever family. My parents were married and sealed in the temple and because they were, I know my family will be together forever and that I will see her again. It is this knowledge that gives me strength and peace. It was her passing that influenced my decision to serve as a missionary. I wanted to bring comfort to someone else who doesn't know that they will see their loved ones again.

How I live my faith

Faith is an action word. (James 2:17-18) To truly have faith in Jesus Christ you must do as He did and ultimately become like Him. One way that I followed Christ's example was serving as a missionary for the church. It was such a blessing to represent Him and serve people not of my faith. Although it has been two years since I've been home, I still live my faith by representing the Lord everyday. People are constantly watching us, it is important that we represent the Savior well, especially since we take his name upon us when we are baptized. I also live my faith by doing those things Heavenly Father has asked us to do. Reading the scriptures, praying, serving others, attending church, etc. It is in keeping the commandments and following in Christ's footsteps that we are truly happy. I love living the Gospel. Most of all I love who I've become because of it.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

We know that the message we share is important and that Our Heavenly Father wants all His children to know about His Gospel. A Missionary's purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ. We know that the message we share is important and can bless the lives of all those that take the time to listen and pray to know what we teach is true. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

We believe that families can be together forever. Because of this knowledge our families are so important to us. It is within our family relationships that we grow the most and ultimately reach our potential. Each of us is part of our Heavenly Father's family. The Family is the most important social unit. Show more Show less