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Hi I'm Leland

I've grown up in England all my life. I help run my own family business. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm happily married with a son and four daughters. My wife and I find no greater joy than spending time with each other and our children. Family time together is an important part of our life whether it be watching a movie, going on a walk or having our annual family holiday in Wales. I love football, I've played it all my life. The past couple of years I've turned to coaching and so I now help coach and run a local football team/club. I'm also a massive Manchester United supporter. My favourite place to visit is Florida and Georgia in USA, having spent a couple of years there as a missionary for my Church.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints is the only true and living church upon the face of the earth. I know this because I was raised by good parents who taught me the importance of choosing between wrong and right. They taught me the importance of finding out for myself whether my faith was true. I have done this in many different ways. I have read and studied The Book of Mormon. I prayed to know if it was true. I had the desire to want to know it's truth and I received my answer with a peaceful yet exciting feeling within my heart. I have come to know the Church is not only true but REAL by the many small acts of faith I have took. Attending Church so I could learn more, making heart felt daily prayers, study of the scriptures and service, such as a full time mission, have all played a key part in my conversion. Each time I have received a confirmation of the Spirit that what I had just done was true, I knew that this was my Heavenly Father sending his confirmation to me. Being a Mormon to me is being able to share something that it precious to me, something that brings me hope, peace, strength and real happiness, even when times are hard, especially when time are hard. I know that God lives, that he is a loving Father in Heaven. I know that my Saviour lives and stands at the head of this, his great Church. I believe The Book of Mormon to be the word of God and we truly do become closer to Him and our Saviour as we study this sacred record. It stands hand in hand with the Holy Bible, declaring to the world that Jesus is the Christ and Redeemer of all Mankind. I know we have living Prophets and Apostles who lead and guide us in righteousness and who declare as I do at this time, that the Plan of Happiness can be found within the Restored Gospel, The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints. I invite all who read this to find out for themselves if these things are true.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith to the best of my ability and this starts within the walls of my home. My role as a husband and father is a very sacred and important part of me and my faith and I have found that the more I live my faith the better husband and father I become. I have served in many different positions within my Church. Such positions have seen me working closely with our young people and helping them understand their worth and the importance of the right choices they need to make in a very challenging world. I served as a Bishop of my local congregation for nearly eight years. I had the responsibility in overlooking the welfare of over 200 individuals along with many other matters. I was able to achieve this with the great help of many other local members of my faith. I currently serve as a member of the Stake Presidency, a leadership postion within my Church where we help look after 8 congregations within a certain geographical area. It is very challenging but also very rewarding. I get to meet many wonderful people from all walks of life. I love how my religion teaches me the importance of the small and simple things that matter. The small acts of kindness that can make such a difference in someone elses life. I'm able to create these small acts by visiting the elderly or those who may be less fortunate than me. To see their appreciation and grattiude is my reward and confirmation that the work I'm involved in is true. As I live my faith a little better each day, I find myself a happier person. I find myself becoming a better husband and father and I want to share this with as many people as I can.