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Hi I'm Leon

I grew up on a small farm in Oregon. I work in the medical field. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am married and have four children. I have been married for 31 years and have four grandchildren. I work in the medical field. I like to do things with my family and friends. I like the outdoors and enjoy kite boarding.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a testimony of the Church because I have read, pondered, and prayed to know if it is true. I have tested the principles taught and found that they are true. I have followed Christ's challenge to practice doing his will to know if it is of God or man. Lastly, I have had my prayers answered by having the Holy Ghost tell me it is true.

How I live my faith

I like to visit people and learn about their interests. I enjoy helping others with their problems. I enjoy teaching people about the church. In the past I have worked with our youth in the Scouting Program and enjoyed taking them on hikes and camping. I presently help the missionaries visit and teach in our local congregation. I often visit families that also need help with basic needs. I enjoy working with them to have their needs met. I volunteer to help in many service projects in our local congregation and in the community. Recently, my wife and I helped in a Community Medical Fair to offer free basic medical care to poor and or uninsured people. I think being active in helping others is a great way to show a Christlike example.

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

How I gained a testimony of Jesus Christ and God the Father: It started when I was early in my teens. I wanted to know for myself if God existed and what I could do to be a happier person. I had already lost my mother to sickness and a close brother in a car accident. I felt what I was taught was correct but I wanted to know it. I began a journey of personal study and pray that lasted for 2 or 3 years just to start a foundation. I was studying the scriptures (Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price) and other good books to get different views and ideas. I learned that besides reading and studying that a person needs to also ponder and pray, that is, ask God what one is studying is true or not. From the scriptures I learned that after studying, anyone can receive an answer from God if he asked sincerely in faith and is willing to listen. After obtaining an answer, I realized that I had to continue to study and pray if I wanted more help and to continue to have a stronger testimony. I learned for myself that if a man followed the Savior's advice: "If any man will do His will he shall know of the doctrine whether it be of God or I speak of myself." he will experience that promise. Show more Show less