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Hi I'm Leslie

I enjoy traveling the world, trying new recipes and beating people at ping pong. I also enjoy being a mormon.

About Me

My life has turned out pretty amazing so far. After receiving my undergraduate degree in community health, I moved to a small island called Nantucket, where I learned to sail a large charter sailboat. Out on the ocean everyday I had lots of time to think and decided to become a volunteer missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was asked to give tours of a historical landmark in Salt Lake City, Utah called Temple Square. I met many wonderful people from all over the world and gained an appreciation for the early mormon pioneers who settled the area. Afterwards I worked at a nonprofit organization where I planned health, fitness and recreation for adults with developmental disabilities for two years. I learned so much in that job and gained a love for all of God's children. But as you can tell I have a short attention span because I am now taking time off to travel through Europe. Enjoying the scenery, cultures and of course food!

Why I am a Mormon

Being a mormon makes sense to me. It makes me happy. I have never questioned whether God loves me. But I have had tons of questions in my life. For example, what happens after death? Do I need to be baptized? Did miracles stop with the Bible? I have found answers to each of these and many more questions through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am fascinated at how the church is organized. When I see the humanitarian and welfare systems in place to take care of people I know it must have been inspired of God. I know that we are not loved any less than God's children who lived during the time of the Bible, so He gives us a Prophet to help us. Because I know this truth it makes me excited to be alive!

How I live my faith

My faith is very personal to me. I try to take time every day to read holy scripture, pray and do something nice for someone. I also make it a priority to go to church every Sunday. I get to learn from friends and people in my community, because they are the ones leading gospel discussions in Sunday School and giving the sermons during our worship services. Also it is very comforting to know that I can always find a church (no matter what country I am in) and worship with people who also believe in Jesus Christ. When I'm away from my family and backpacking through Europe I can still live my faith and I love it!