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Hi I'm Lisa.

I was born in Indiana. I love to work hard and play harder. I absolutely love children and really enjoy traveling. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in an amazing family, being the 4th of 5 kids. I learned to be independent and make the right choice even when it isn't easy. I loved being involved in school--choirs, volleyball teams, service/leadership clubs, and I even ran for student body president at my high school (but lost). I put myself through college without getting into debt through a lot of hard work and commitment. (Debt is one of my biggest fears in life.) I graduated from dental hygiene school and now work full time in private clinical settings. I find joy in traveling, learning about other cultures and languages, spending time outdoors, and doing new things. Adventure is out there! I'm currently married to the man of my dreams. We've actually been married just over a year now and I am so excited that I get to be married to him forever!! We don't have any children yet, but we really hope we get the opportunity in some form or another. We recently went through the struggle of a miscarriage--no fun! Right now in life my main focus is to support my husband and become a mother.

Why I am a Mormon

Well... because it is true! What other reason is important?! Membership in a church--or a having certain set of beliefs--isn't right just because it makes you happy, or because it is easy to live, or because it makes you popular, or even because that is how you were raised. Honestly-my journey began being raised by Mormon parents who truly lived what they believed. They taught me their beliefs and showed me how to incorporate them into my lifestyle. I was lucky that I didn't have to search as hard as some people do, but I still did my own research. I studied the teachings and lived them, I attended church meetings, I read the Book of Mormon, I prayed to God and asked Him if it was true. Answers can come in many different ways, but for me I felt such peace. In St. John 7:17 it says "If any man will DO his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself." I took that to heart. I would recommend trying it.

How I live my faith

Let's just say that the opportunities to live your faith are limitless... especially as a Mormon! Being that the church has no paid clergy and has several different auxiliaries that are run by unpaid members. I currently have an opportunity to give service by teaching some of the youth (age 14-16) each Sunday from the scriptures. (I have to admit...I do feel like it is a sacrifice, sometimes it is really hard!) The nice thing is that the opportunities change and no one is above another, we all learn and teach and give and receive. In the past I served an 18 month mission in British Columbia. That was completely full-time volunteer service but now I live my faith as part of an ordinary life... part of which is just being part of a family and a member of society. I try to live my faith in the quiet of my home and my heart by having daily prayer and scripture study and living the things I learn and believe. Truthfully, I wish I were better than I am at living my faith. I want to be so good and be willing to sacrifice everything for my Lord and Savior but I am not always as good at that as I could/should be. I hope that my imperfections don't turn other people away from the truth found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.