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Hi I'm Lee Toone

I grew up in Colorado. I love rock climbing and soccer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a very outdoorsy person. Anything involving being active and fresh air I'm all for. I particularly love to play soccer and go rock climbing. I'm 19 and I flew the coop early during my senior year of high school and went to live with my Aunt and Uncle, but I came back to Colorado to go to school and work. I'm a CNA and have been since I was 16. What's a CNA you ask? It's a glorified butt wiper. Don't get me wrong, it can be a gross job, but in the end it's very rewarding to be able to serve those around me to the best of my ability who can't help themselves. I'm a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have the opportunity to serve in the Tennessee Nashville Mission. What an amazing experience it will be!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been born and raised Mormon. The thing that most people don't realize is that lifelong lds people have conversion stories as well. I'm Mormon because I want to be. I realized my freshman year of high school that this is not an easy faith... at all. It would be so easy to just fall away and do those things that Satan would have me do. But in the end, if I've lost everything else in the world, a life lived following the commandments is what I'll have left. Which will ultimately lead to my eternal salvation. I havn't lost everything though. So why exactly do I stay so strong in my faith? After going through trials and asking myself the same question, I have realized that my faith is the most important thing to me. I will do anything to keep myself strong in the church. My senior year I moved to Washington State which was my way of getting away from the temptations that were causing me to stray from the truth. I left, I lived, and I grew strong once again, only to return to my home to live the best I can with my new found perspective on the church.

How I live my faith

I LOVE to help others. So I try and go out of my way to serve those around me to not only show my love for my fellow man, but as well for Christ. I try my hardest to follow all the standards that have been set for me through the scriptures, prophets, and my parents. Doing these things are great to follow and it uplifts me, but that's not the only reason I do them. I've been told my whole life the way to repay Christ for everything that He has done is to serve and show love to my fellow man and follow the commandments. People always ask me if I get sick of all the rules and I say that I'm not forced to follow them. It is completely my decision. I could very well fall off the straight and narrow path, but I realize now that my faith is the only thing that really keeps me happy. I learned that if you're passionate about something don't do it for anyone else but yourself.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Lee Toone
A testimony is usually based off of what you have learned about church doctrine and then you have a spiritual witness that shows you the truth so that you know that it is true. A testimony doesn't have to be long or have some grand story to go along with it. A testimony is a simple truth of Christ and how He died for you. How Joseph Smith is a prophet of God that restored Christ' church here in the latter-days. How he translated the Book of Mormon which is another testament of Christ and runs hand in hand with the Bible. If you know those simple truths to be true, then you have a testimony that will only blossom and grow more as you continue on in life. Show more Show less