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Hi I'm Nerissa Lisonbee

I'm a wife and SAHM of four. I love to read. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in CA the oldest of five children. My husband and I have been married 17 years. Before my children were born I worked as an optician which is good because I, my husband, and all four of my children wear glasses! I stopped working when my oldest was born and have been blessed to be able to be a SAHM ever since. I like to run, coupon, eat chocolate, and buy shoes. I don't like to wash dishes or help with homework. I love my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a Mormon. My mom's ancestors came across the plains with the Mormon Pioneers in the Willie Handcart Company. My dad joined the church when he was a teenager. When I left home for college and was on my own for the first time I did a lot of personal searching on how I wanted to live my life. Did I really believe what I had been told was true all my life? Was there a Heavenly Father who really loved me? Was this His church? Was this really how I wanted to live the rest of my life? As I studied the scriptures, prayed, fasted, and attended church the answers came slowly and gradually. After a time I had my own testimony of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and His true church on the earth. The years have passed and while I still stumble and have questions I no longer doubt that I am a daughter of God. That He loves me and cares for me the way a father loves all of his children. Only He is a perfect father who knows me, knows my heart, and knows what is best for me. I have a testimony that God and Jesus live and love us. That they care for us and want to help us return to them. I am thankful for the decision I made to stay a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being involved in the community. I have sat on my HOA Board for the last six years and have enjoyed helping to create a safe, friendly community to live in. I have also been involved with my kids school PTO. Getting to know the teachers and students my children spend the day with. Jesus Christ did not only teach while he was on the earth. He spent time with people and showed his love for them by helping them. He is the great example of showing love through serving those around you.