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Hi I'm Lisa

I grew up in South Auckland, NZ. I converted to the church as an adult and now I love being a Mormon.

About Me

As a wife and mother of two pre-teens, I lead a fairly busy life. I have just finished a degree in Psychology at University. I work part-time for a youth organisation and I juggle family life with church life. Busyness is what I do best!

Why I am a Mormon

I wasn't always a Mormon. As a child, my grandmother had me baptised with another faith, but we never went to church. My parents were not religious. Life became complicated, my parents divorced, my family was broken, and so was I. My Aunt was a Mormon. She came to babysit my brother and I for the weekend, and she took us to church once. I will never forget the feeling of peace and safety I felt while I was there. Twelve years later, I met an old high school friend. He was a Mormon. I wondered what was so special about this church, why my friend seemed so involved in it. So, I met with the Mormon missionaries looking for answers. As I spoke with them, the feeling I remembered as a child returned. They asked me to pray to find out whether the Book of Mormon was true. I had never really considered the Book of Mormon before, I had only ever heard of the Bible. As I prayed, I felt a feeling I will never forget. The Book was true and I knew it. From there, I was baptised at 22. Married my high school friend at 23 and we started a family. I know that this church is the Lord's church. It is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that families are forever and we can be happy if we follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. I have a family - not a broken family, but a forever family. I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Each Wednesday I teach the young married couples aged 18-30 years. I teach the "Building an Eternal Marriage" course. The course covers topics such as, finding joy in marriage, having an eternal perspective, and overcoming differences. Any teacher will know, that as a teacher you learn much more than your students do. It is rewarding to know you can help others build relationships that will go beyond this life into eternity. I also visit women from our congregation each month. My friend and I deliver a spiritual message and then offer help or fellowship. Offering service is uplifting and spiritually fulfilling. In the Book of Mormon it says "...when ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God" (Mosiah 2:17). And this is what I know I must do, is serve others.