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Hi I'm LeAnn

I coach swimming for El Paso Aqua Posse and my son and I own our own personal training business, Bear Strength. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married to a great man, and I have 3 kids. Two sons, one daughter. My oldest son passed away at age 20. My middle son was married in the Spring of 2012 to a lovely LDS girl. My daughter is an elite swimmer. I've been coaching swimming for many, many years. I love it!! I love watching the personal progression of the athletes as they achieve things they didn't think they could do. Seeing them grow into productive, positive members of society makes my heart glad. My son and I started our own personal training business. We work with all types of people, from elite athletes, people trying to lose weight, and many senior citizens. The changes they make in their lives are giving them more time on this earth with those they love. It is a joy to be part of that process. We homeschooled all of our kids. The middle son since 4th grade, the oldest son since 9th grade and our daughter has never been to "real school." We chose homeschooling because we were disappointed in the quality of education offered in public schools. The added benefits have been to limit our children's exposure to unsavory characters and situations and flexibility of schedule for our elite swimmer.

Why I am a Mormon

My son, daughter and I converted to the LDS Church shortly before my son's marriage. His wife has been LDS all of her life. We love the wonderful family structure of the church and all of the support provided! These were some of the reasons we joined, the great benefits of feeling the Holy Ghost on a regular basis has been more amazing than I could have ever hoped. The missionaries encouraged us to pray about what to believe and let Heavenly Father guide our decision. We did, and here we are!! I encourage everyone to read, explore, examine, but most of all, to pray!

How I live my faith

We try to pray 2-4 times a day. Sometimes, we slip up, but then we ask for forgiveness and try to do better the next day. Living the Word of Wisdom isn't really all that difficult, and all that stuff is bad for you anyway! It is sooooo wonderful to have the support of the Church for my young (13) daughter. To help her make good decisions and to help us guide her. I'm new to the Church, so I've only been asked to substitute teach for Sunday School, but I'm excited to help out. We've helped with a fund raiser for the young women's group, attended some really interesting meetings like, "How to keep your childeren safe from predators." I look forward to being able to share my talents with the Church

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Baptisms for the dead were performed during the time of Apostle Paul. The ability to do so has been restored through the Church of Christ of LDS. This allows family members who preceeded us in death to receive the joys of being with Heavenly Father. Very careful records are kept to make sure no duplications are made and the baptized dead are not added to Church membership records. Show more Show less