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Hi I'm Lisa

I am a student, a reader, a star-gazer, and an ice cream connoisseur. I love to hike and catch fish. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student, finding odd jobs and travel opportunities where I can. My favorite color is green, and I find immense joy in thunderstorms and making people laugh. I think hamburgers are delicious any time of the day. I am not a morning person, and I would much rather read a book at home than party with my friends. Someday I would love to see the Festival of Lights in Thailand, run the Bryce Canyon half marathon, and have a swing in my front yard. Currently, I am serving as a full-time missionary for the Mormon Church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) in Southern California. This means that I have put things like school, career, and relationships on "hold" for a year and a half to devote all of my time and energy to serving the Lord and teaching others about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I love hearing about the lives and experiences of others, and watching how this message that missionaries share blesses and changes lives.

Why I am a Mormon

Heavenly Father loves His children. He loves us so much that He gave His only begotten son to atone for our sins and to die for us on a cross atop Calvary. It is through this Atonement that we can return to live with our Heavenly Father. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I belong to Christ's own church. His ministry did not end when He returned to the presence of Heavenly Father. Through a modern-day prophet and personal revelation, the Savior continues to teach and to love. He has not forsaken us, He continues to bless our lives each and every day. I am so grateful for the knowledge that I have of His role in my life, and I pray every day that I may be able to recognize the Lord's hand in all aspects of my life. Through this gospel, I have learned (and continue to learn) how to become closer to my Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I know that Heavenly Father loves me. Because I have been blessed with this knowledge, I do my best to share that love with others. I am currently serving as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to spread the word of the Lord's love and gospel. I try to find as many opportunities to love and serve others as I can to strive to be more like my Savior Jesus Christ. Sometimes that includes helping someone to move because they're trying to meet a moving deadline, giving someone I don't know a hug and a listening ear, pruning trees for an elderly couple that can't do it on their own, folding laundry for a stressed mother of three that could just use a little help, or anything else that could brighten someone else's day just a little bit. Heavenly Father has given us commandments to bless our lives and to bring us closer to Him, and I strive every day to keep the commandments He has given. The blessings I have seen as a result are both subtle and obvious.