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Hi I'm Liesl

I am a born and raised Arizonan. I love to sing, play, and teach music. I am a wife and mother of 4. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am a stay at home mom of 4 kids ages 9, 7, 5, and 3. Two boys and two girls brings a nice balance to our family. My high school sweetheart husband and I have been married for 10 years and are loving the family life. I waited for my husband while he served his mission in the New England states and actually lived with his family for most of the time that he was serving. I am a musician who loves to sing, play piano and violin and feel the spirit through music. It is a wonderful tool for me in my life that strengthens my testimony. I belong to the Sonoran Desert Chorale and currently sing as an Alto. I've sung with a band singing mostly classics and loved every minute of it. I teach piano and voice lessons and love helping others find and develop their musical talents. I also like to read, exercise, try new recipes, do jigsaw puzzles, and visit with family and friends. I love to sit around talking and laughing during the holidays, birthday parties, or just because. I especially like to find out through conversation how alike we all are. I love my family and my Savior and enjoy my life on this earth.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a 5th generation Mormon who was raised in the church. I've been taught the principles of the Gospel since I was born and greatly appreciate my family's faithfulness in teaching me the Gospel. Although I've been raised in the church I do have a conversion story. As a child I relied on the teachings and testimonies of others in order to learn about the church. But like all who have been baptized I too gained a testimony of my own. It started gradually for me as I grew up, but there came a time when I began to deal with tribulation in my life. As I decided how I wanted to deal with these trials, I remembered what I had been taught. "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart.." So I began to pray for help and read my scriptures with sincere faith. As I did so diligently, my Savior's love was manifested to me on many occasions. Whether it was a lesson given in church that seemed to be just for me, or a specific person put in my path to help me along, I know that the Lord has always loved and watched over me. Through these times of personal revelation I came to know that my Savior wanted me to be happy and to know that I was not forgotten. When I was diligently attending my church meetings, reading the Book of Mormon, praying, serving, etc. I continued to have these strong feelings that what I was doing was right. I prayed to know that the Book of Mormon was true and the strong feeling that coursed through my soul assured me that it was. I know that I belong to the true church of God; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I cannot deny it.

How I live my faith

I am currently the Music Chairman and Chorister in my ward. I organize the music for our sacrament meetings and work together with the organists and church members to bring the spirit to our meetings. I lead the congregation in singing hymns and oversee the needs of the ward choir and the children's choir and fill in when needed. I've served in this calling a couple of times in different places that we've lived and have enjoyed it very much. More recently, my husband and I have been asked to organize a ward campout. We love to camp and are enjoying the planning of activities and food preparation for this upcoming event. I really enjoy serving with others to put on fun activities. It gives me the opportunity to get to know people I may have thought I already knew. Through service I really get to know the hearts of those around me and I enjoy following the good examples of them. On a smaller, but ever important, scale I donate clothing, hygiene items, blood, meals for the sick, childcare, canned goods and my shoulder to those who are in need. I have been assigned a partner to go visit women in the ward. We get to know eachother and share spiritual messages to buoy eachother up. We are sure to make ourselves aware of the needs of those we visit so as to be able to help them and their families in times of need. We also keep a watchful eye on those of our neighbors who may need help with new babies, illness, moving, or just being a friend. I have been tremendously blessed in my life and know that through service I am giving back to the Lord. I always have a better day when it is filled with service, even if it is only through the gladhearted service of my own family. Sometimes I need to be reminded that serving with a happy heart makes life more enjoyable for all of us, but I also know that when I am gladly serving I am doing the work of the Lord.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Liesl
There is a scripture in the Bible in the book of James that says "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God." I have heard this scripture quoted for as long as I can remember. It means that if we are seeking knowlege and direction and ask the Lord in sincere prayer, He will reveal to us what it is we need to know. I personally have asked through sincere prayer of the truthfulness of this Gospel and of the principles and ordinances that are taught in our Sunday classes and in the Bible and Book of Mormon. I don't always get every answer as soon as my prayer is finished, but the answers have come when I needed them most. Sometimes I have to show my faith and obedience before I get a solid answer, but I know that when that answer comes I can feel the Spirit of Lord testifiying to me that it's true. Show more Show less