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Hi I'm Leiana

I have been many things- secretary, teacher, bookkeeper, author, manager. However one thing never changed. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small farming community is southern Idaho. I wanted to see the world and managed to travel to most of the United States, Europe and Asia. This need for change influences my career as well. I tried all kinds of jobs--secretary, bookkeeper, teacher, author, gas station attendant, apartment manager, fast food worker, reporter, volunteer work, to name a few. While getting my master's degree, I met a wonderful man and married him. We have 4 children, all of whom are teenagers now. Now my life is one constant change, but it is good.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up Mormon, I was curious about other religions. I made it a practice to attend and study other faiths. I wanted to know what they believed. I found many good practices and teachings in all religions and many, many faithful, wonderful people attending them. However, nothing matched the breadth and scope of what I learned in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons). I love knowing that I have a special parent-child relationship with my Heavenly Father. He is a perfect being who loves me. I love the simplicity, and complexity, of the doctrine of Christ which all boils down to the fact that if I will, I can return to live with him again as a perfect being. I love the strength, the community and the help I receive from church. It is where I belong and love to be.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is a lifestyle choice. It means that we gather together every morning and night to pray and read the scriptures together. We gather once a week to have family night where we play games and teach each other lessons we've learned. It means that my high school students take a religion class an hour before their high school classes start. (Those are early mornings for 9 months.) It means we gather for social events with others who believe as we do. However, I wouldn't miss a moment of it. That daily time as a family is something I look forward to. I love to laugh with my family as well as try to work out problems before they become insurmountable. My family is my most precious gift and I am glad for the promise to have them with me forever.