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Hi I'm Lei

I spent my childhood in England. I have danced for the vast majority of my life. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love music, and though I can sing and am not afraid to do so, I prefer to be the pianist. I love dancing, and though currently I am not performing, I used to perform all over England when I was quite young. I am learning Japanese and have come to love the language a great deal. I was home schooled until high school, and I now have my Associates Degree. I am preparing to serve a mission in Kobe, Japan, which is something I have always wanted to do.

Why I am a Mormon

Being raised a member of the Church, it was easy to say that I believed in what I was taught. Because I was home schooled the only people I really associated with were members of the church and my dance group. After moving to Tucson, Mormons were the majority of people I knew. Everything changed when I entered high school. I was surrounded by hundreds of people who used profane language and had standards far lower than what I was used to. I found myself in the minority and usually the only Mormon in my class. Because of my generally quiet nature, and the fact that I was the younger sister of two relatively well known and popular older siblings that were also attending school at the time, I was typically left alone. It was then that I realized I could not rely on anyone else for a testimony. I had to know for myself. I never received some great, overwhelming revelation as I sought answers from God. However, as I slowly began to study by myself, to pay more attention in seminary and follow the challenges of my teachers, and to pray sincerely to Heavenly Father, things started changing. I noticed that though I was still surrounded by things that were inappropriate and vulgar, they didn't have the affect on me that they used to. I would hear religious comments and know what the answer was by the power of the Holy Ghost. It was through this slow, steady process that I gained a testimony of this Gospel for myself. It is through this process that I am, even now, strengthening and refining that testimony and coming to know Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ on a personal level.

How I live my faith

I was the Pianist for the women's meetings and really love the calling. I am currently serving as Music Chair of my singles ward. Basically my responsibilities include choosing the Sacrament Hymns each week and arranging musical numbers and coordinating with the Choir Director. I tend to be quiet around larger groups of people unless I get the impression that I should say something, but when I choose hymns I sometimes feel like God is using my talent to help others feel the spirit. My mother is a Temple worker and for over 3 years, about once a week, we take the two hour drive there and do work and ordinances for those who have passed on. I have come to know some truths from this special time used to serve those who have died. 1. Four hours driving in a day is nothing compared to the blessings I get from going to the temple. 2. Family History, or genealogy, is extremely important-and it's not just for old people! There is a special feeling of love there that I have never felt anywhere else and I will always treasure the House of the Lord. I am now preparing to serve a mission in Kobe Japan. I had no idea when I began to learn Japanese that that would be my calling, but I tried my best to be an example to my classmates and to teach my friends what I could. One of those friends took that information, and met with the missionaries on their own. They were baptized a year and a half after I we first became friends.