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Hi I'm Lance LeVar

I am educator, husband and father of three. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Arkadelphia, AR. I was one of a handful of Mormons in my high school. I attended Brigham Young University after graduating from high school and studied music education. I worked for a few years at an international video game developer in American Fork Utah. While working at the video game company, I met my wife, Ginni Bingham LeVar. We got married and began our family. We now have three children, two girls and one boy. They make us laugh and keep us on our feet. I am grateful to know that my family can be together for eternity because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and His Grace. After that time, I received my teaching certification and became a music teacher at Timpanogos High School in Orem, UT. I then returned to Brigham Young University to study on how to become a school administrators. I left BYU and became an assistant principal in Moab, Utah at Grand County High School. I left Moab to return to Arkansas and now work for the Pulaski County Special School District working with teachers throughout the district.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon Church. I grew up learning about the Gospel of Jesus Christ from my parents. I learned that God loves us & has restored His priesthood authority. I learned about the Book of Mormon & the prophet. I realized early that I had to gain a personal testimony. As a youth, I once told the members of my small congregation, "I cannot say that I know that these things are true, but I can say that I know I will eventual know of myself." They journey that started led me to understand that Jesus Christ is our Savior & that there is a plan which will bring joy & eternal life with our families forever. As my testimony in the Savior and His Gospel grew, I decided to serve a mission. I served in Ontario, Canada. While there, I learned what the Savior wanted me to do & how I could best serve the people. I saw people struggle & grow, their lives change & their faith increase. I came to understand that our Heavenly Father knows each of His children & will provide a healing balm & a way to find peace. My favorite scripture that relates to that comes from the Book of Mormon. The prophet, Lehi, was speaking to his children shortly before he died In 2 Ne. 1:15, he stated "But the Lord has redeemed my soul from hell. I have beheld his glory, and I am encircled about eternally in the arms of his love." I have seen that in my life. The Atonement of Christ allows us to feel the arms of His love & find peace. He provides a way to change who we are to who we need to be.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to serve those around me. I have always felt that service to God requires more than just teaching in church. As a teacher of youth and now teachers, I feel the great expectation my Father in Heaven has for me to be an example. I hold holy my charge to help our youth expand their minds and find truth. As a school educator, those truths are discovered through science, social sciences, art, music, English, math and other courses available. We believe that God has commanded us to seek truth wherever it may be found. I also seek to serve those around me by helping my fellow man. I am always looking for ways to bring happiness and laughter into the lives of those around me. I find that the greatest joy comes when we help others feel better. My parents raised me to go and visit the sick and the elderly. They have a great need, and we have the ability to help them. In the church, I currently serve as the Ward Mission Leader. That means that I correlate with our full-time missionaries and the members of our church in finding those who are ready to join the Saints and partake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a joy to work with such amazing young men and women and feel the spirit of those who are embarking on their journey with our Savior. Finally, I live my faith by serving and loving my family. There is no greater responsibility and opportunity than being an example and servant to the children of our family. I am constantly overwhelmed, humbled and excited by the faith my children have in my wife and me. I hold that responsibility close to my heart. The happiness of our children is dependent on our focus on Jesus Christ. That focus comes as my wife and I work together to grow and serve.