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Hi I'm Leah

I'm a stay at home mom. I love family history, the oboe, and all things South Asian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to an amazing man and get the great pleasure of being a stay at home mom. I love our four kids and think it's important to teach them the value of a good education and how enriching good music can be. I recently finished my college degree in International Studies with a focus on South Asia. I love India and all the rich culture and history it provides. Before returning to college, I played the oboe professionally with several local orchestras, theater groups, and choral groups. Playing music publicly terrified me, but I loved it anyway.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a loving Mormon family. My mom's family have been members of the church since the pioneers traveled to Utah. My dad joined the church in his 20's. Both of my parents shared their strong testimonies with me as I grew up and I eventually learned to develop a testimony of my own. I think what helped the most in forming that testimony was all of the activities I went to as a youth. The church's youth program provided me with opportunities to make friends, go camping, learn new talents, and most importantly a safe environment where I could learn about God and the blessings he had in store for me. The church and my parents had strong values that they expected me to live up to and I now appreciate the protection that following those values gave me. In times of confusion and struggle, it is the values of the church that I leaned on to help me make the right choices. Now that I have a family of my own, my husband and I make it a priority to instill these values in our children.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by helping others with their family history. Family history is important to church members because it helps us seal our families together for eternity by doing work for them in the temple. My paternal grandmother was not a member of the church, but she was really into family history and discovered the great resources that the LDS church had to offer. For free! She saved box after box of charts, pictures, and journals that I came into posession of after she passed away a couple years ago. I am in the process of lovingly sorting through all of the precious items she has captured. Through my own experience of seeking out my ancestors, I have learned a great deal about the family search program and other church resources that my grandmother had already discovered. I get to teach others all about this in a class on Sunday as well as helping them enter their family information onto their computers so they can do temple work for their loved ones and become an eternal family.