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Hi I'm Leslie

I grew up in Arizona. I'm a teacher, and I'm now serving a mission in Wisconsin. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a wide variety of interests, and I love conquering fears and trying new things. I've dabbled in cake decorating, baking, crafting, running races, coaching gymnastics, personal training, and teaching elementary school. I love being around friends and family. Going on a mission is something I've wanted to do for a long time. I just had to decide that I wanted it more than I was afraid of it. I feel like this is what God wants me doing in my life right now, and that's a great feeling.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that true happiness comes from living Christ's teachings. John 7:17 tells us we'll know of truth by living it. Our Savior loves us more than we can possibly imagine, and to feel that love best I must keep His commandments. Through answers to prayers I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, the Book of Mormon is true, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. I know that anyone who has a sincere desire can find out these things are true as well!

How I live my faith

Right now, as a full-time missionary, living my faith is my only priority. For the next 18 months as I serve the Lord I will not work to earn money, I will not attend school, or date. Those are all great things to do, but I can get back to those things later! I know that my Heavenly Father has given me everything I have, and this seems like such a little sacrifice to show Him my gratitude for the blessings in my life. It is my privilege to wear Christ's name on my name tag and do my best to act in a way that would be pleasing to Him. I live my faith by trying to lose myself in the work. Christ promised in Matt 16:25 that "whosoever will lose his life for my sake will find it." I know He keeps His promises.