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Hi I'm Lee Lovell

I grew up in Idaho. I lived in England. I taught English in China. I am a journalist. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Lee and I have been a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint. I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho by wonderful parents. I have three older sisters and no brothers. Family is one of the most important things to me and I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world. I served a full-time honorable mission in the England London South Mission. While some people might label this as cliche, it really was the best two years of my life. I came back from my mission a better son, a better priesthood holder and a better follower of Christ. I experienced things that change my life for the better and solidly strengthened my testimony. I am currently a graduating Communication major at Brigham Young University-Idaho. I have accepted a job in Southern California and I am excited to begin the next stage of my life. I truly feel that following the teachings of the gospel have guided me to all the wonderful blessing I have been given.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love the guidance that gives me. This is especially relevant to me as I am headed into a new stage of life. A recent conversation with a non-LDS friend from Holland best describes why this is. Earlier this year we were discussing the changes that we were making in our lives. As we discussed my upcoming graduation, she asked me if I planned to stay with my faith as I move on to a different part of my life. As I thought of how to reply, I told her about the direction that the teaching of the church of given me. I told her of how every good thing in my life can be traced back to the day-to-day decisions that I make to follow the gospel. I remarked that I will definitely continue with it because, probably now more than ever, I need the guidance and blessings in a time of my life where so much is uncertain. It is experiences like this that have been the foundation of my belief in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have not had any magnificent one-time and no-doubt experiences like some have. It has been a series of small but personal significant events that have led me to know that the LDS faith is true. It is also by this way that I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know without a doubt that following the teaching of that book in conjunction with the Bible will bless the lives of those that do. I know that there is a Prophet of God on earth that receives revelation and guidance for us. I know that Jesus Christ is the savior of mankind and his suffering can help us through all trial.

How I live my faith

There are two main ways that I live my faith: obedience and discipleship. Obedience is one of the most important things of the gospel to me. I have learned through many personal, spiritual experiences that faith is one of the most requirements and beneficiaries of obedience. My mission was when I really learned this in earnest. On a mission there are a lot of challenges that you face. There is, you could say, a lot of stepping out in to darkness. At times there is uncertainty and a lot of not knowing what is going to happened. I learned through those many experiences that obedience can ensure that you are following the Lord's will and what He has in store. It requires a lot of faith and I know that my faith grew as a result. Discipleship is also a very important way that I live my faith. In life you never know when people are watching. At the same time, it is often very easy for them to know of your faith without even asking. That is why I feel that it important that I strive to be a disciple of Christ at all times. As I am moving down to Southern California and starting a new job, it will be very important for me to be a disciple of Christ at all time as they already know that I am a Mormon. I know that as we all strive to do that others will be able to feel the love of Christ in their life.