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Hi I'm Lisa

I'm a Mormon convert. I am the only member of the Church in my family. I was baptized when I was 23-years-old.

About Me

I'm a wife and mother to two beautiful children. One boy, and one girl. We have a dog that is a Boxer. I love to serve and help others. I remember getting in trouble as early as Kindergarten, with comments on my report card such as, "Lisa needs to learn to only worry about herself". I am a volunteer. Shortly after finding out that my son had a life-threatening allergy to peanuts I joined a national non-profit as a non-paid volunteer to Chair a Walk in Arizona. Not long after, I started a statewide support group for the Arizona food allergy communtiy. We are now turning that group into a non-profit of it's own. I have seen the blessings of helping others, and received many in return. I am a teacher. However, I do not teach in a public, charter or private school. I teach my children in our home. This can be related to the concept of "good, better, best". I know that I can teach my children the subjects of schooling, but best of all I can teach them in a safe and loving Christ-centered environment. I am a writer, speaker and broadcaster. I have worked for top radio stations as a DJ, Traffic Reporter and News Anchor. I am a freelance writer for several magazines and blogs, and aspiring author. I'm a learner. I am often known as a jack-of-all trades, but I am a master of none. From playing the flute, to digital scrapbooking. I try my best, and no matter how old I get, am not afraid to try to learn a new task, or pick up an old one.

Why I am a Mormon

I never questioned the Catholic faith I was raised in, until I was a teenager in High School. In High School I began to learn more about the world around me. I also learned more in-depth about the Catholic church and it's beliefs. I had a feeling in my heart and my mind, that this was not the true church. I did believe that a good amount was the truth, just not entirely. I wanted the truth. I ended up telling this to the priest of our church my junior year and subsequently not being confirmed. This broke my mother's heart. I felt horrible for hurting her, but knew that I needed to find the truth. I met all sorts of people in college, and checked out their religions and churches. Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, and many more, including Mormon. It was years later when I met two young Return Missionaries at a mortgage company I was working at part-time, while I worked up the ranks of radio broadcasting and putting myself through college. They were like no other young adults I had met before. They never said "bad words", they never drank coffee, they never watched rated "R" movies, and there was just something different about them. There was a special light about them. The light of Christ. These young men were not "perfect". However, among their mistakes in life, they tried their best to live their life according to the gospel of Jesus Christ as put forth in the scriptures (Old and New Testament, Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price and today's modern teachings from Prophets and Apostles). I had searched out the "truth" in many churches. I found there was "some" truth in nearly all of them. However, it wasn't until I met these two young men that I knew that I had found the whole truth. The turning moment for me was watching the April General Conference in 2003. The Holy Ghost confirmed to me that this was the true church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I knew that, I too, could shine with the light of Christ as they did.

How I live my faith

I love living my faith. If I am not actively engaged in LIVING my faith, I began to fill like I am in a rut and not growing. Likened to a seed that is not properly planted, watered, and cared for. I have served in many callings in the Young Single Adult ward and in our family ward, as a married adult. As a convert I was initially given callings that were what seemed to be "the bottom of the totem pole". I knew I had a lot to learn, but I also felt like I had so much more to give. It was a learning and growing experience for me to learn that it doesn't matter what your "title" in a calling is. Whatever the task, as long as we are in the service of our fellow man, we are in the service of our Father in Heaven. I also gained a testimony that Heavenly Father inspired these callings. There was something for me to learn by serving in a certain position, someone to bless by my service, and for me to receive blessings in return. I have found that it is best to accept my calling, whatever it may be, with a happy heart. Then to magnify it. Regardless of what I have been called to do, I always magnify my calling. My first calling was as a Relief Society "spotlight coordinator", right after I was baptized. I picked a different sister each week and basically made them feel special and introduced them to the other sisters. This is a perfect example of Heavenly Father knowing best. I didn't want to go to Relief Society, didn't have many female friends (mostly all male), and was treated rudely by one sister on my first day of Relief Society. By serving in this calling I softened and opened my heart, and was blessed. I have gone on to teach Primary, Activity Days, Young Womens, and serve as a Cub Scout Wolf Den Leader (my favorite calling so far)! Those I serve and serve with are not perfect, but the gospel is. I have learned that by having faith and magnifying my calling, I am strengthened and so are others around me.