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Hi I'm Leilani

I'm a wife, an aunt, a sister, a daughter, a niece, a cousin, and a friend. A dancer, a lover, a learner, I am a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up on the beautiful coast of BC Canada. I am the second child in my family of eight kids. I had a magical childhood and after graduation moved to Alberta with my family where I planned to continue to study one of my many passion, dance. In 2012 an announcement was made by the church, that women could serve full time missions for the church at 19 instead of 21. I immediately started my papers putting off all relationships and education. Four months later was called to serve in SLC Utah on Temple Square in the ASL language and later the Washington DC North Mission. Once there I learned and grew in many unique ways and not a day goes by that I don't think about the people and experiences that have made me who I am today. Five months after I went back to SLC to visit some friends. One of them I had know since I was a young girl and after one car ride with him I knew I needed to get to know him better. He felt the same, and after spending all summer together he asked my to marry him. We were sealed for time and all eternity in the Calgary Alberta LDS Temple on Dec 22, 2015. This last year of marriage was the best and hardest thing I have ever done and I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for it. It has me a more capable person in so many ways. I am now excited to be going to school for economics, a new found passion that I feel I can make a huge difference in the world with.

Why I am a Mormon

I once read a story about a former mormon complaining against the church and there was a person who responded to the complaint by telling them that if they could point out another church that had living day prophets, the power of God, temples to perform necessary work of salvation and other important and foundational principles to the gospel of Jesus Christ he would gladly join it. But this man pointed it out very clearly, no other church has what The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints does. And that is why I am Mormon. Is this church perfect? No! It is a perfect gospel run by imperfect men! As Elder Holland of the 12 Apostles said "Except in the case of His only perfect Begotten Son, imperfect people are all God has ever had to work with. That must be terribly frustrating to Him, but He deals with it. So should we." Of course it isn't perfect, of course we make mistakes, this is part of the reason we come to earth, because we are here to make mistakes and learn from them. Prophets of old messed up, what makes up so much better that we would get it perfect every time? I support the Brethren of this church as I know they have a direct calling from God to do their best to run this church and if He trusts them, than I will too. But I look forward to the day when Christ will rein personally upon the earth and the church is run in perfection, until then we will work with what we have and have faith. I love this gospel and all it teaches me to be, I feel closer to God while living its principles.

How I live my faith

Every morning I say a prayer over my food, doesn't matter what I am eating. At lunch I do the same thing, also at dinner. I try and read my scriptures everyday. I don't drink coffee or smoke. In the evenings I never sit down with a glass or wine or other alcohol. I always dress in a conservative manner no matter what time of year. I don't swear or use foul language, even when I'm mad. I honour my marriage vows. I am kind to others, share with those whom are interested about my beliefs. Once a week I go to church for three hours, I give 10% of my earnings to the church. I do these things because I believe it is what my Saviour would want me to do. Through His modern day prophets He has shared with us how we should live in this day in age. I am so grateful to have that kind of guidance in my life. That is how and why I live my faith.