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Hi I'm Leah

I grew up in Utah. I'm a Nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second child out of six, and I love being in a big family. I mostly grew up in Utah and live in a very small town, I love it there. I just graduated from college with my Nursing degree. I love helping people, I love being involved in leadership opportunities and other student organizations. I love to cook, sing, dance, go on adventures, travel, watch fun movies, play games, hike, go camping, and doing zumba.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family who were already members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Because of this, I grew up with those values and standards in my life. I grew up learning about Christ and his gospel through my parents and the children and youth programs in the Church. Although I was born into this church, I was not born with a testimony that this church is true. There was a time in my youth where I started to have more questions about this church. I started to question the validity of the Book of Mormon. All my life I was told "The Book of Mormon is true!", but, I wanted to find out for myself. One day I decided that for my New Years goal, I was going to read the entire Book of Mormon, and then pray to know if it is true. So I did. I read through the entire book for my first time ever. Then I took the Prophet Moroni's challenge issued in Moroni 10:3-5. I knelt down and sincerely prayed to God, asking if the Book of Mormon is true. I sat and pondered for a moment, then I began to have a very warm feeling come over my whole body. Tears started to flow from my eyes, and I could feel in my heart a sure confirmation that this book is true! I then offered a prayer of gratitude to my Heavenly Father for answering my prayer. I have always kept this experience with me. My life is not always butterflies and rainbows, it is not perfect. I have gone through many trials, and I may still have moments of doubt. But when I go through those tough times, I can always turn to my Heavenly Father in prayer. I can look back at these spiritual experiences I have had, and my doubts wash away. I continue to me a Mormon, because I know this is what God wants for me. I continue to be a Mormon because I have a testimony that Jesus Christ is my Savior, and that he lives! I have a testimony that the Book of Mormon is true! I have a testimony that Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet! I know that Heavenly Father wants the very best for His children.

How I live my faith

Being part of a faith means nothing if you do not live it. This gospel is my life, everything I do, everything I strive for is because of my faith. When Jesus Christ was on the earth, he served. Christ served anyone and everyone he could. I believe the reason He is able to serve so much is because he has a Godly capacity to love. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I strive to live as an example of Christ. I often ask myself, "in this situation, what would Jesus do?". One thing I love to do is serve others. I love people and I love to make others happy. When I serve someone, it increases my capacity to love them. It is amazing how doing something so simple like smiling and saying hello to a perfect stranger, or someone you know needs a friend, can make someone's day. I live my faith by striving to fulfill my church callings. I live my faith by keeping the commandments. I live my faith by attending my church meetings, reading my scriptures, and praying to my Heavenly Father every morning and night. I live my faith by spending time with my family. Nobody is perfect, and I live by always trying to be the best person I can be. But I know if I mess up, I can repent and rely on the love and Atonement of Christ to bring me back on solid ground.