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Hi I'm Leslie Lewis

I'm a jewelry designer and voice teacher. I'm married to a venture capitalist and we have 4 kids. I love being a Mormon.

About Me

When I went to BYU, I studied music education. I was lucky enough to be a part of the touring choir called BYU Singers. This choir travels extensively throughout the world and has sung in the finest concert venues in the world. That experience taught me the great gift of music and the opportunity I have to share that talent with others. I've been a voice teacher for 20 years and love working with young adults. My need to be creative led me into starting my own business 9 years ago. My highly talented sister introduced me to the word of gemstones and precious metals. I became captivated by the endless possibilities of creating jewelry that was beautiful and a reflection of the wearer. I love to work with pearls, semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystal, silver and gold. I have enjoyed meeting women all over the country and creating pieces for them that make them feel beautiful. But my most important role is that of a wife and mother. I am in a very happy and stable marriage with my husband and I think that is attributed to the fact that we work hard at our marriage. Saturday night is our date night and it makes all the difference in the world to reconnecting with each other after a crazy week. We have four children ranging from 16 to 4 and they keep me busy from sun up to sun down. From tennis, violin, dance, scouting, soccer, youth night, I am the constant chauffeur. But I love this time to talk to my kids and meet their friends. I live a blessed life!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up Mormon and was raised by two great parents. My mother knew the scriptures and is probably the most moral and upright person I know. My Dad taught me the importance of being honest and responsible. He taught me the value of work. I remember changing the oil or rotating the tires on the car on a Saturday morning with my Dad just so I would know how to do it. We were consistent in going to church every week. I can remember my parents serving in church and helping so many people around them. They were selfless with their time. That made a big impression on me. I wanted to be as good and kind as my mother. I knew my Mom had a testimony of Jesus Christ and I wanted to be like her. I have always felt the soft assurance that my Heavenly Father loves me and that I am his daughter. That was never a hard concept for me to understand. It just always made perfect sense to me. After I had been dating my then-boyfriend/now-husband for a while, he asked me when I knew that I had a testimony of Jesus Christ and of His church. I had to stop and think for a while because I don't remember even not believing it was true. But I decided that it was time to get down on my knees and pray for a real confirmation that all these things that I'd grown up with were really true. I was a little nervous. I mean--what if something that I've always believed in turned out to be a farce? But I got down on my knees and asked Heavenly Father that if he loved me, He would let me know that all these things were true. Was the Book of Mormon really the word of God? Did Joseph Smith really see God the Father? Was priesthood power a real thing? Was this church true? As I began to pray immediately I felt a flood of emotion rush over me. I have a hard time describing the sensation I felt other than to say it was like a wave of energy that started in my torso and radiated outward through my whole body. I have no doubt that this church is true.

How I live my faith

Today, I am the choir director for our church congregation. I conduct a choir of 50+ members who enjoy singing as much as I do. Their ages range from 12 to 70. None of them are trained professionals, but boy, our men's sections are excellent! We practice every Sunday after church and perform during the services about once a month. I love being able to teach people how to sing! There is nothing more rewarding than to have a member come join our choir who has never sung before and then a few months later having them express their appreciation for the gift of music. But what I really love is being able to teach the youth of our congregation how to sing. Just yesterday, I somehow convinced five 17 and 18-year old boys that it would be really cool to get up in front of 300 people and sing an arrangement of a well-known hymn. These boys are the smart, handsome, athletic standouts in their schools. Their mothers tell me that they were pacing in the hallways, had ice-cold hands, got up an hour earlier than usual for church, and were generally a ball of nerves before they got up to sing, but it was a great experience for everyone. They surprised themselves with how good they sounded. And I think they had fun doing it. In the three times they came over to my house to practice, they laughed and encouraged each other to be their best. What a great example they were to the other young people in our congregation. They carried a spirit of their testimonies in the words that they sang.

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Leslie Lewis
The best place to start is with the church missionaries. These are young men and women, as well as older couples who are serving full-time missions. Their "jobs" for 2 years is to teach the gospel and answer questions. They study and work very hard for this responsibility and opportunity. We have excellent missionaries in our area who are approachable, pleasant and very knowledgeable . You'd be surprised how many of your friends and acquaintances are members, too. That's a great place to start as well. Show more Show less