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Hi I'm Leland Greene

I'm a convert. I'm a Penn State Graduate. I love to sing, go on adventures, be outside, hang with friends and being a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 23 years old but I act like I'm 12. I am a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was baptized on September 1st, 2013. I am a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Information Science Technology and a minor in Security Risk Analysis (To summarize it I'm good with technology and have a knowledge of security.) I am an only child and the first of my family to become a member. I love to be active and move around. I'm not really good at sitting still. I love to sing and it is one of my favorite things to do. I sang in college for our schools choir and a small 8 person group that practiced on the side. I love going on adventures and want to see more of this world. I don't have a large/close family so my friends mean the world to me. I love making people happy and hate seeing them sad so I'll go out of my way for the people I love. The church means the world to me and I love getting to serve and to teach and it has made me a much stronger person!

Why I am a Mormon

In the spring semester of 2013, I went through a really demoralizing part of my life. Before that point I had been ditched by so many people I considered friends. Loyalty is the biggest thing to me whether it's friendship or relationships. During that semester I found out that a buddy of mine cheated on his girlfriend who he has been with for four years. Worse was hearing the justification for it was that she had been unfaithful as well. Later on that semester I found out that my best friend was tempted to cheat and was being manipulated by a guy that didn't care she was in a relationship. I kept hearing more and more stuff like this and I just lost my faith in humanity. I was talking to a friend of mine, who is someone who means the world to me now, and confessed this and she asked if I would give religion a shot. So she got me started and I started reading The Book of Mormon. She helped me as best as she could (she was in Europe and then flew home to Idaho before coming back to PA for the rest of the summer) and when she got back we went to church. And everyone was so nice and friendly and genuine. And I knew I wanted to be a part of this. So the following week I started my lessons with the Sister Missionaries ( Who are awesome and mean a lot to me still.) I know this Church is true. I have my testimonies of my faith and I have prayed to know The Book of Mormon is true and I cannot deny those feelings!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by just trying to be me. Even before I joined I tried to help others, help my mom, and just be an example of kindness. Now that I am a member I feel that I have even more so of a duty to that. I've only been a member a short time so I am still finding my way. I read my scriptures every night and if I make a lame excuse not to, I read more the next day to make up for it. I pray every night to show I am thankful for everything the church has done for me.I am obedient to the rules and commandments and I live them everyday. I go to church every Sunday where I get to teach the basics to every other Sunday. I live as an example to not only my friends who are non members, but to those who are members to show how far I've come since joining. I have learned that our Heavenly Father has a plan for everyone of us and that by being patient and faithful, we will receive all the blessings he has in store for us.

What is being a Mormon like?

Leland Greene
It's like being part of a super huge family that you haven't even met everyone yet. It's about being able to travel anywhere and know that there is always someone there for you. It's about showing great respect for yourself and the others around you. It's showing kindness everyday to people we see.It's about being an example for your family and others around you. Being Mormon is loving and enjoying life and sharing that with the rest of the world. Show more Show less