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Hi I'm Lisa

I love to garden, read and laugh! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being outside - hiking, gardening, just soaking in the sun! I graduated in horticulture, but I'm currently working in the medical field. Go figure! My family means everything to me - I'm the middle child of 5 kids and I have 3 nieces and a nephew. I miss living close by and seeing them as much as I want. I'm single but looking for the right guy, and until that day comes I love to travel and spend time with my friends laughing!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon church, but every day I make the choice to be a member. By how I dress, talk, act, and even how I think of myself! It's hard sometimes to be a single person in a family centered church - but I'd much rather have the strength of my church around me, then be single and alone in the world! This time of life is often very difficult for people my age - decisions about marriage, career, and just discovering who we are can be so confusing and overwhelming. My religion gives me peace of mind, courage to do the right things, and purpose in my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day of my life! I spend every Sunday at church learning how to be a better person, and serving the women of my congregation. We meet together to develop our faith, strengthen our families, and serve everyone around us. I love that we have a purpose! That we work together with the men to become the best we can, and we lift each other up. I love that.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

We dress in our very best clothes for church - suits or dress pants for men, skirts and dresses for women. Everything should be clean, pressed, and modest to show our respect for our bodies. We celebrate all the major holidays, including those that are specific to our state or nation. We're generally pretty patriotic people! Easter and Christmas are the two most important holidays to us, as they celebrate the birth and resurrection of the Savior. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

The doctrine of tithing is not new or unique to Mormons. In Old Testament times the children of Israel were told "then ye shall offer up an heave offering of it for the Lord, even a tenth part of the tithe." (Numbers 18:26) Mormons follow this rule as well and donate 10% of their income to the Lord. It is a blessing to give such a small amount back to God, when He has given us everything in life. The money that we donate is used to help the poor and needy, to fund missions, to build temples, and to provide educational opportunities for those who may not be able to afford it on their own. What a gift to be able to help others in this way! Show more Show less