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Hi I'm Lecia

I have a degree in biology and an MBA. I have a child with Williams Syndrome. I love to cook gourmet food. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to experiment with food and cooking. When I find a dish I like, I enjoy trying to duplicate it, then improve it to make it my own. My children are picky eaters, so my friends and neighbors reap the benefits of my latest concoction. My children and I enjoy spending time together. We frequent our local library, the zoo, and we are enrolled in taekwondo. We set aside Monday nights as a time for our family to engage in activities that allow us to bond spiritually and emotionally. Our family is active in the Williams Syndrome Association, aka WSA. We help with WSA fund-raisers, WS awareness, and counseling parents when they initially discover their child has WS.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and His teachings. By following His example, I enjoy a happy and rich life. The Mormon church continues to teach me how to live a Christ-like life in a world of conflicting morals and values. It provides guidance for raising my children in a Christ-like way. It has taught me how to obtain guidance from God through personal and family prayer and scripture study, by heeding the counsel from prophets of old and of today, and by giving service to others. I am so grateful to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

While Christ lived on this earth, he taught us to 'love one another as I have loved you.' As Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, He taught them to serve others. I have found that true joy comes from serving others. The Mormon Church has provided me with endless opportunities to give service to children, youth & adults such as teaching, organizing spiritually uplifting events, providing meals, cleaning, and other services to families in times of crisis, and developing friendships through its Visiting Teaching program. Through church service, I have gained the confidence and know-how to serve organizations outside my church including my children's school and the Williams Syndrome Association. My children are also learning the joy of service through their own opportunities at church and by serving with me.

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Tithing funds are used for ■ Constructing temples, chapels, and other buildings. ■ Providing operating funds for the Church. ■ Funding the missionary program This does not include individual missionary expenses. ■ Preparing materials used in Church classes and organizations. ■ Temple work, family history, and many other important Church functions. I LOVE the fact that the Mormon Church has no paid clergy. I know that my charitable contributions go far. Show more Show less