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Hi I'm Leisel

I am a sister, an aunt, a daughter of God, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am 24 years old and I am ecstatic to say I just got called to serve in the Knoxville Tennessee mission. I come from a family of ten, where I am fourth youngest. Coming from such a large family I have grown up loving kids. I love teaching them all kinds of things from walking to sign language. I love football ( Go Niners :D). I also love playing volleyball. Getting lost in a great book brings me pure joy.

Why I am a Mormon

I am one who loves with everything I have no matter what. When I was fourteen I fell in love with a guy I honestly thought I would spend the rest of my life with. He meant everything to me. Within six years he was my best friend, my shoulder to cry one, and the one to make me laugh when no one else could. As time went by the world around us changed and so did we. We fought over everything and nothing. I started to stray further and further from the church. I came to the realization that if I were to stay in this relationship I wouldn't be able to marry in Gods temple and that, has never not been an option for me. Soon after that I broke up with him. With every passing day my heart ached more and more for him. In my head, I knew what I had done was the right thing for me but what I couldn't understand was how my life got so turned around. In a world full of so many people I felt so alone. I started to feel so much hate for God because if what I did was right why was God allowing me to have such excruciating pain. He is all powerful yet he wouldn't take away my pain. One day when I thought I just couldn't go on any more I got a text from someone and in that text I was told to read D&C 121:7-9 which says, "My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thin afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes. Thy friends do stand by the, and they shall hail thee again with warm hearts and friendly hands." I cant even begin to explain the overwhelming love I felt. I KNEW without a sliver of a doubt God had never wanted me to hurt. There wasn't a time when I was alone I just had to open up and let others in. I am here today because of those few scriptures. They changed not just my faith in the Lord but my life as well. He is as really as you and I.

How I live my faith

I am serving the Lord for a year and a half, teaching His children how much He loves and cares for them. How He is waiting to rescue them from their pain just as He has for me. I get to be a tool in His hands, to help move His work along.