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Hi I'm Leah

I grew up in Idaho and I love nature. I'm an Army wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Idaho, went to BYU-Idaho, married my college sweetheart (but I secretly loved him since I was 16) graduated with a Bachelors in Sociology, started having kids, and I have been living the glamorous life of a mom of 3 ever since. After 9/11 happened my husband felt strongly that he needed to join the Army. After he graduated college in business he went straight to boot camp while I had a 6 month old baby and a semester left until graduation. I soon found out that being separated would be a regular occurrence, but I have always felt the love of my Heavenly Father protecting me and giving me comfort. We also move a lot, which is so hard, but we love the Army life! One of the benefits of being a member of a worldwide faith is that no matter where we move in the Army we instantly have a church family, that is very comforting to us! I love to sew, read, blog, exercise and be crafty.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was 8 and have grown up in the church. It has simply always made sense to me. Why would Christ come to earth to set up his church, then leave us and have his church dwindle away? HIS church was restored through Joseph Smith, the same church that HE organized. My family went to the Sacred Grove in Palmyra New York where Joseph Smith saw God the Father and his son Jesus Christ. I had one of those "ah-ha" moments where I felt the spirit witness to me that this really happened. Specifically I felt a warmness in my heart (in was in November, and there was snow on the ground, so I really felt the warmth!). There have been countless instances where I have felt this warmness in my heart telling me that this gospel is true. I can't deny it, they were that strong. The gospel of Jesus Christ has been such a blessing for my family to have values to live by and a path to follow that leads to happiness, not short term happiness, that comes and goes but ETERNAL happiness. We have a prophet that leads and guides us, why would God leave us alone without someone to guide us? I believe in the Book of Mormon, it is a testament of Jesus Christ just like the Bible which is also a marvelous and wonderful book. They work together as a witness that Jesus did come to the earth, taught us how to live, and died for us so that we can live again.

How I live my faith

I currently serve with the 12-17 year old girls in my ward. They are spunky, yet have a lot of class and grace. I try to be an example to them but in reality they are the ones teaching me, and I feel like I am one of them learning about life right along beside them. They are so fun to be with! I get to go to a week long camp with them in the summer, and it is such a fun spiritually rich week. No technology, no make-up, no boys, just devotionals, scripture study, inner reflection, and of course a little fun too.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Family is the core of our church. We are taught to love, help, and teach our children through play, scripture study and organized family time. Our family is ours for forever, through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less