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Hi I'm Lisa

I am married with four daughters. I home school my children and want to travel around Australia with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Mum. At this time in my life my children and their activities take up most of my time. I have tried to complete a degree by distance education but found that I never gave enough time to study. I tended to put family tasks ahead of anything else. I have happily decided to wait until my children are older to continue studying. My husband and I want to enjoy our children while they are young. We are planning (although it is taking us longer to get organised than we thought) to travel around Australia with the kids for a year or two. So, at the moment, I home school my four daughters and attempt to finish renovating our house to get it ready to sell.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Catholic and although we didn't attend church regularly I always felt a great love for God. After I was married and had my first child I had a desire to go back to church. Attending the catholic church, however, still left me feeling like something was missing. I told my husband that I would look for a new church. But I never actually did. Then one day two missionaries knocked on my door and told me about a prophet that restored the gospel. They were so sincere that I decided to listen to what they had to say. The things that they told me made sense to me. I read some of the Book of Mormon and liked the way it made me feel. After two weeks I decided to be baptised, I wasn't 100% sure that it was the right church but I felt like it could be. The night before I was to be baptised I knelt in prayer and asked if Joseph Smith was a prophet and if the Book of Mormon was true, I felt like a light had been switched on directly above me, it was warm and peaceful and I could now say that I knew I was making the right choice. Since that time (11years now) I have had many ups and downs in my life, but the gospel helps me to keep life in perspective and always keep moving forward.

How I live my faith

As I have already said, my children are a major part of my life. As I try to live the gospel I am striving to be a better mother and teach my children important life principles. Part of that means being an example to them, showing them how they can live the gospel in their lives. I volunteer in community organisations and help out friends and neighbours when I can. I also enjoy being part of a church family and visit other members regularly. As a part of our services on a Sunday we have different lessons, I enjoy teaching a lesson once a month to the other women at my local church. The thing that I enjoy most as a member of the church is the opportunity to continue to learn and improve myself. Life has a purpose and what we do does matter. I hope that as I strive to be the best I can be that I can help other along their way.