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Hi I'm Aleena.

I'm a mom, I'm a student, I homeschool, I'm divorced and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised as an "Army Brat" and lived in many wonderful places in my life. The one constant in my growing-up years was my family and being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have 4 teenagers and I love working with the Youth in the Church. I am active in my local community and I help high school students as a guidance counselor. I homeschool my children and I teach high school science at a homeschool co-op. I am also in school to be a Medical Laboratory Technician. I am a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), that does historical re-enactments of Medieval times. In recent years I have channeled my joy of homemaking into textile arts such as sewing, knitting, naalbinding, inkle weaving, tablet weaving, warp-weighted loom weaving, knitting, embroidery, wool yarn spinning and aspects of silk production. I feel that learning these "lost arts" helps me to better serve my family by providing some of the material things we need to be self-reliant.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the greatest gift I can receive is the Atonement made for me by Jesus Christ. That through Heavenly Father's plan of happiness I can learn here on Earth, share my life with my family, repent of my mistakes, learn about the Lord and choose to live in such a way that I will be able to live with my family in the Celestial Kingdom.

How I live my faith

Although I am involved in many activities, I always try to be a good example to those I come in contact with. I think that one good example can undo the untrue gossip that is spread about Mormons. I believe that the quiet example of LIVING my faith can be more powerful that just TALKING about my faith. I know that where ever my travels, hobbies or work takes me that I can always find a Church building and that I will be welcomed into that congregation, just as I welcome visitors to my Ward.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Families are central to our Heavenly Father's plan of happiness. It is in families that we are taught and learn the principals of the Gospel. Things like there is a living prophet, the Lord listens to our prayers, be honest, choose the right, the Holy Ghost will guide you, the scriptures contain the answers you seek and the Atonement is for each one of us. These lessons are learned earliest and most often in the setting of the family. No other organization, church class, school or club can take the place of a loving family environment where you can feel the love and acceptance of your Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

I think one the best things about the Church is that we are not asking you to take our word about its truth. Everyone is invited to read the Book of Mormon, pray about it, and receive an answer for themselves. No matter what anyone else tells you, you will believe the things that you experience personally. YOU can find out for YOURSELF that the Church is true! Show more Show less