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Hi I'm LeAnn

I am a wife, a mother of biological and adopted children, a road cyclist, a kidney donor, and a bread-winner. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Being raised in a small Mormon community by faithful parents, I was blessed to have a testimony of the gospel at an early age. For many reasons, I chose to be inactive for most of my early adult years. During a bitter divorce I realized that there was a void in my life, and the lives of my two little girls. I returned to church to listen to Christmas carols and find some sense of peace in my life. It felt like returning home after a long absence. Since then I have become active in the church again, remarried and been sealed in the temple with my five children, served in many capacities in the church, and enjoy all of the blessings that come from full fellowship in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. After graduating from High School, I attended Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, and finally received my Bachelor of Science degree at age 35, from the University of Phoenix, with a major in Business Management. My hobbies include road cycling, cross-country skiing, hiking, gardening, sewing, and being a parent and new grandmother. I work part-time as an assistant to a Financial Planner. I am currently learning to quilt, and I am studying for the Series 65 test, a requirement for my work in financial planning.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon has blessed me with answers to my innermost questions: Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? Why do bad things happen to good people, and good things happen to bad? What happens after death? What should I be doing with my time? I have found meaning and real, true happiness in service to God through activity in his church, restored to the earth in these latter days. As I read the scriptures, in particular the Book of Mormon, I am given the gift to really know that the experiences I am reading about are true. They really happened! I apply what I read about to the facets of my life, and they bring clarity of purpose to me. The scriptures continue to answer my sincere prayers when I do not know what to do, or I am feeling lost or lonely. When I need to know how to handle a situation I know that if I pray about what I am concerned about, my prayers will be answered through another person, an experience, or my reading of the scriptures. My membership in the Mormon church fulfills me. It brings me peace. It delivered me from a time of deep depression and brought me into the light of Christ. It blesses every single day of my life by reminding me of who I am, why I am here, and gives me hope in where I am going. My beliefs help me decide what I read, watch on television and other media, listen to, and do with my time. Because of my beliefs I try to be clean, organized, productive, kind, giving, and happy. It helps me be a better parent, daughter, and friend. When hard things happen in life, I cling to my faith and know that if I continue to live God's commandments I can be happy, no matter what. God and Jesus Christ are here for me. And I know that they will continue to be here for me for an eternity.

How I live my faith

One of my greatest joys in life is getting to know people. My love of the Savior influences all of my relationships, including family, friends, acquaintances, and strangers. I try to always be a good example of what a Christian is. I am blessed to have a wonderful husband, and together we take joy in service others whenever we can. We have adopted two children through the foster program. We endeavor to raise them, along with our other three children, to know that they are children of our God, that they have a purpose on this earth, that we are all here to help each other, that we can be together as a family forever, and that living the commandments of our God will bring peace, fulfillment, and true happiness. Recently a friend lost both of her kidneys to disease, and was in need of a kidney donor. I was blessed to be at a point in my life where I was available to donate. Through many miracles, the donation has brought new life to my friend, and many miracles into both of our lives. I now am a devout advocate of organ donation, and offer my services as a mentor to those who are contemplating donation. I believe it is the one true way that we can give our very lives in the service of others.