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Hi I'm Leah

I'm a history and politics student, I grew up in London. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a sister, a daughter and a student. I have two older brothers and a mum and dad who raised us in the church. I grew up in Croydon in the UK and I love it there. My mum was born in London but her parents are from Grenada and Guyana. My dad was born in Croydon but his parents are from up north. I am studying at university doing a history and politics degree. I love modern history and I'm very passionate about learning about left wing politics. If I could be anything I would love to be an artist. I paint oil paintings and really love art and photography. I am living with two other LDS girls after my 1st year at uni and we are all very excited. I hope to go into charity work and to travel across the world, that's my dream!

Why I am a Mormon

I feel that through different experiences you gain a little more understanding to the puzzle of life. This is the same with the gospel for me. There was no great conversion where I woke up one day and understood everything and just knew it was right, little pieces of truth where made know unto me as I went through experiences in my life. Being a student and moving out of my home and away from my family helped me to learn that the gospel was for me, it was a personal choice to live the gospel and not something I did just for my parents. University puts me in a position where I need to explain so much why I choose to live the way I do. The great thing about the gospel is that it teaches tolerance, and through the gospel I learn to love all people and be tolerant of other people's views. My saviour has given me strength through so much in my life. He has blessed me with a strength, and a peace to overcome so many trails and to know what to do and how to deal with them. I am thankful for the the knowledge of the gospel and for all that it gives me. For the the way it has shaped my life making me the person I am today, and giving me the potential to become so much more.

How I live my faith

Church is a very large part of my life. Since moving to university I get questioned a lot about my beliefs and I need to explain more and more what I stand for and why I choose to live my life this way. Other LDS students and people my age have been a great strength to me and help me to live my faith through their example. I live my faith with a smile, and a knowledge that I am doing the right thing as long as a I have a firm trust and foundation in Christ. I am very involved with the other people my age at church and I help to org anise church activities with speakers to help the members learn more about Christ. Moving out of home has helped me realise more and more the importance of living my faith and staying true to what I believe in. I am only human and I have doubts, but as I grow more in the gospel I see and realise the truth of what I am a part of and the need to stay strong and rely on The Lord.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Leah
Our body is a temple and so we are asked to keep it in the best possible health we can so we can carry out our duties and live our life to the full. Not drinking tea or coffee or alcohol is not a restriction, in fact it allows us to live life more full and stay away from harmful substances. I feel that these practices are also put in place to stop addiction. These substances are highly addictive and stop you from putting things into perspective and putting other more important things into priority. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Leah
The priesthood is the authority to act in God's name. It is a restored priesthood from the original church established by Christ. The Priesthood can be given to every worthy male in the church. It is not something which gives you power over people, it is something which allows to to serve. The priesthood is given to act as a way to serve others and bless others around you. It is scared and so must be held with respect. Show more Show less