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Hi I'm Leisha

I live in Canada. Graduated university with a Biology and Teaching degree. Wife and New Mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently finishing up my teachers college year for my teaching degree. I have a great passion for teaching and see teaching as a valuable skill for all areas of life. I have taught music, swimming lessons, math, science, drama, art, and Sunday school to young children, youth and adults. I love teaching because I learn so much through my preparation and from my students. Often they end up teaching me! I recently said "Yes!" to my eternal companion and am only a few months away from being married for time and all eternity in the Temple. It's been very exciting getting ready for the wedding and my fiance and I are enjoying spending so much time together. We recently signed a lease for our first apartment. I am having so much fun designing and furnishing our new home. I enjoy being physically active and have played pretty much every sport you can think of. Field hockey and Rugby are my favorites. Currently I am coaching two dance teams, gymnastics club, and a girls wrestling team. I work out by going for runs and doing my own strength routines at home. Gym memberships are too expensive right now while budgets are tight. Needless to say life is pretty busy preparing lessons each day, marking, coaching, planning a wedding and still trying to fit time in for family, my fiance and myself. I have been learning a lot about organization and time management and how to de-stress. So far I'm still surviving!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and grew up with a family that was strong in our faith. As a child I attended church with my family and participated in various church activities, mainly because they were fun and my parents encouraged me to. When I entered my teen years I started really questioning if this was the faith for me. Did I believe in the same things as my parents believed? As I struggled through those difficult years I remained active in church but did not actively seek answers to my questions. It wasn't until I entered University that I realized how much I relied on my family for my faith in God. I understood that I needed to know for myself if the church was true, if the Book of Mormon was actually scripture and if God really existed. Through much prayer, scripture study and fasting I received my answer and what a glorious feeling it was! I felt such a warmth and love and I knew that I was a daughter of God, and that my Heavenly Father loves me. I knew the Book of Mormon was true and that together with the Bible it provides the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I knew that the church was where I wanted to be and where I needed to be in order to return to live with my family and Heavenly Father again. Since this realization I have continued to live my life in accordance with gospel principles and although life certainly has not been easy, I have been blessed and reassured that God is with me. I am a Mormon because I know it is the only church on the earth that has proper priesthood authority which allow the ordinances that are performed here on earth to last beyond the grave.

How I live my faith

I am the music chair for the young single adult group. I select the hymns each week for our meetings and I organize various musical numbers as well as direct the choir. Music has always been a beautiful thing to me. Song is like prayer and is a very special form of worship. I can often feel my Savior's love through music. I am also a visiting teacher. This means I visit three women I am assigned to from our church each month. We chat about life and how things are going and then I share a spiritual message. I look for ways that I can serve these women both physically and spiritually. I mainly live my faith through my everyday example. As a teacher I am a public example to the community and I live my values proudly. I choose not to shop on Sundays as I view Sunday as a sacred day for worship and developing my relationship with my Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and my family. I refrain from tea, coffee and alcoholic beverages. I maintain a modest dress and appearance and refrain from using vulgar language. I strive to pattern my life after that of my Savior's.