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Hi I'm Leah Calderon

I grew up in California. I begin my mission to Mexico on October 30th, 2013. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a performer. Life makes sense when I'm on stage. Writing is also a big part of my life. Being able to create worlds, characters, and put my own words on paper is something that I've tried to develop over the past few years. I'm also an athlete. I've been a runner since my freshman year of high school, but I love all sports. I've also tried to make myself a little more musically talented by picking up the guitar and piano. Love them both, but I make no proclamation to my adequacy in either. But all these things make me sound really fancy. The reality is, I'm the fourth of five children and a 20 year old poor college student who is putting life on hold for a bit to serve an 18 month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I will be serving in Aguascalientes, Mexico. And those last two things are the most important things in my life: the gospel of Jesus Christ and my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Because it's true. I've tried it, I've tested it, and I've lived it. Nothing has made me happier than knowing that my Heavenly Father loves me, that Christ willingly and joyously gave his life so that every single person on Earth can have the opportunity to live with Him and our Father again. It's crazy to think that we have this gospel with us now because a 14 year old boy named Joseph Smith was brave enough to do what the Lord asked of him, no matter what or who got in his way. And he sacrificed his life for his beliefs. The Lord has given us everything that we need to get back to him. How could I not be Mormon?

How I live my faith

My church has always been involved in service projects. Every year we organize a country-wide event called Mormon Helping Hands that either fixes, beautifies, or cleans an area of the city we live in. Beyond that, my specific calling is to help the women in my ward. Four women in the ward, including myself, put on events, teach lessons, organize visiting teaching schedules as well as participate in those schedules, and just make sure that all the women in the ward are aided in anything they might need. I have made very close friends by participating in this calling and I couldn't have asked for a better one. Personally, I try to do as much as I can in my home, with my family, within my ward and within my church. They have done so much for me, I can only return the favor.