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Hi I'm Lisa

I am from Arizona. I am a wife and mother to a beautiful baby boy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. I graduated from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor's degree in biology. I have wonderful parents who have always been an amazing example for me. I have one brother who just finished four years serving in the Air Force and always inspires me to do good. In 2008, I married my husband in the Mesa Temple. Last year, I had my son. I love a good run and a great book.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a non-denominational Christian home. My mom worked most Sundays so my dad generally took me and my brother to church. My family tried several churches trying to find one that fit. In junior high, I discovered that several of my closest friends were Mormon. I didn't know much about the Mormon church and didn't care to. In high school, my friends started inviting me to their church related activities. I politely declined and became more involved in the church my family was attending. When I graduated high school I decided to attend Grand Canyon University, which at the time was associated with Southern Baptist Convention. My freshman year, the Sister Missionaries got a hold of my cell phone number via my friends. I remember being very upset that my friends thought it was okay to have them call me. My sophomore year, my best friend decided to serve a mission. I thought she was crazy. But when I started getting her letters from Russia, I started seeing a change in her. I could tell that she had a strong testimony of her faith and I respected her for that even though I was far from having any desire to know more about her church. After I graduated college, I began to question my faith. I became more involved with my church but still felt like something was missing. I broke down one day and finally asked my best friend about her church. A few months later, I agreed to meet with some of the missionaries. I remember one day reading my bible and having this feeling that my best friend's church was the right church. In 2005, I decided to get baptized. It was a hard decision and one that my family did not like. Despite the tension it caused between me and my family, I know that joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was the single most important decision that I have ever made. I have been blessed tenfold by this decision. I am so grateful for my dearest friends and all the missionaries for making it possible.

How I live my faith

One thing that drew me to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was the fact that every member I knew wasn't just good on Sunday. The members I knew carried their faith into every aspect of their life. Today I strive to live each day with Jesus Christ and His gospel as the center of my life. In my ward, I am a primary activity days leader. Primary activity days help girls ages 8 through 11 live gospel principles, develop testimonies, build friendships, and become righteous young women.