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Hi I'm Leah

I love to sing, stargaze, and ride horses. I'm a zookeeper, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was borned and raised in the same house in Utah. I am the only girl, and have three wonderful brothers. I went to college in Utah, and spent most of my college years studying wild horses in Nevada. After graduating, I began my career as a zookeeper. I have since left Utah and made my way to the Northwest. I have the best job on the face of the planet. I've worked with giraffes, ostriches, beavers, aardvarks and a many more of God's wonderous creations.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon all of my life. There came a time, though, when I had to learn for myself if the faith of my parents was true. So, I asked God. I received His sweet assurance that His gospel had been restored to the earth. Everything that I'd been taught by my parents and in church was true. I have felt my Savior's support and guidance every day of my life. I know that He loves me, that He knows my name. I know that there is a prophet again on the earth, and that he recieves revelation from God to guide us. I know that the Book of Mormon is another witness of Christ, and when paired with the Bible, it bears a powerful witness of Jesus Christ. I know that I am a daughter of God, and that gives me the courage to live righteously and follow His commandments. What I love most about being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the knowledge that I can and will be with my family for eternity.

How I live my faith

I live my faith, by constantly strive to lift where I stand. I am in a ward consisting of young adults ages 18-30+. For the sisters of the ward, I plan fun uplifting activities that help us become closer friends. We make crafts, serve the community, or simply visit with each other. I am also involved in Institute. Institute is a program of religion classes for young adults. There I am help plan activities designed let us socialize and have fun in a wholesome enviroment. Our non-member friends are invited, too.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Leah
We believe that God loves all his children, not just who were lucky enough to be baptized while they were alive. Baptism is an essential step on the road to salvation. A step that can only be performed on earth. There are many, many of God's children who died with recieving this oh-so important ordinance. Because God is merciful, and loves His children, He has prepared a way for those who have died to recieve the blessings of baptism. This is through the proxy baptisms performed by Church members in the temple. Baptism for the dead is an act of love by the living. This work does not force the recipients to become Mormon. Even in the here-after, they have their agency. They choose to accept the gift of baptism or to reject it. Show more Show less