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Hi I'm Lise DiMartino

I am a native Californian. I teach Kindergarten. I love my Heavenly Father and Jesus, my Savior. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a single woman who teaches Kindergarten in a public school. I love teaching and love the energy and enthusiasm of my students. They are funny, endearing, and highly entertaining. This is my second career. I used to work in Silicon Valley as an HR manager. I enjoyed the creative and intellectually stimulating atmosphere there. I was able to travel in the US, Europe, and Asia with my work; I had fantastic experiences and met great people. After many years I felt a call to do something more than participate in mergers, acquisitions, hiring and then laying people off. I pondered and prayed and decided to become a teacher. I began my career transition with 2 friends; we all achieved our goal and obtained our teaching credentials and Masters in Education. I thought I would teach grades 1-5, but the opening in my district was for Kindergarten. I enjoyed it so much that I continue to teach the little ones and, hopefully, am helping them establish a foundation for the rest of their academic lives. I love genealogy and am working on my own family history; I am of Danish and Italian descent. I have relatives in Europe and have been fortunate to travel there and spend time getting to know my family roots. I really enjoy the cultures, scenery, art, and history of Europe. I like to read, scrapbook, and travel. I enjoy history, art, music, and literature. I love to learn.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I know it contains the restored gospel as Christ taught it. I have studied, prayed, and listened to our prophets. I have found truth, enlightenment, and spiritual growth. Membership in the church brings me great joy. I associate with wonderful people, gain greater insight to the eternities, and draw closer to my Father in Heaven and to my Savior. My mother was a convert; my father never joined the church. I was allowed the freedom to decide what i wanted to do about religion. My initial attraction to the church was social; I had dear friends who were Mormon and I enjoyed the myriad social activities for Mormon youth. As time went on, I had spiritual experiences that touched me to the very core of my being. As I attended church, listened to what I was taught, experimented with it, lived it, I was converted. My conversion was intellectual as well as spiritual, and I want to assure anyone who is interested in learning more about the church that it will be a rewarding experience. Mormonism is a way of life that promotes virtue, goodness, charity, service, and appreciation of life. Our church members are not perfect, but most of us are working on it. We love our Father in Heaven and His Son. We try to live as Jesus taught and help each other learn and grow. We have living prophets who guide us and provide direction for us in these tumultuous times. I feel peace in my heart, hope for the future, and joy in life largely because of my membership in the church.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by serving others. I feel my new career as a teacher is a service to my students and the community. At church, I teach Sunday classes in our women's organization. I also work in our local Family History Center.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Lise DiMartino
Mormons believe that God is our father in heaven. He is a perfect father who loves us more than we mere mortals can conceive. He wants to help us (His children) as we make our way through this mortal life. He knows each of us individually and listens to our prayers and answers them -- not always as we might want or expect. Because He is all knowing, all powerful, and the ruler of the universe, He knows what is best for us. He wants us to be happy, so He answers our prayers in the way that is in our best interests from an eternal perspective. Our Father has given us rules to live by that we call commandments. If we live by His rules, we will be happy here, and we will be able to return to live with Him in the next life. This is His plan for us: He wants us to grow and learn as individuals here upon the earth, to develop our character and become like Him, to find joy in this life, and then to return to our heavenly home and live with Him forever in peace. Show more Show less