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Hi I'm Lisa

I'm from Tucson, Arizona. I grew up in the church. I am number five of 10 siblings. I love the gospel and my Savior. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I recently graduated high school and am preparing to serve an 18 month long mission for the Lord. I love to read books and do pencil drawings. My whole family is musically inclined so I love to sing and I play a little piano. I love my family A LOT! I love to hang out with them whenever I can, just talking and laughing together. I am very interested in learning other languages and learning how the body works. I am unsure as to what I want to study in school or pursue as a career, but I know that I want to go to college.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Because of the immense peace and comfort I receive from living the Gospel, really living it every second of my life. The knowledge that I have an all great and powerful being who loves me. Personally and shows it through the many blessings he gives me. Because of the guidelines given to us. Many see them as rules and restrictions, but I see them as things that set me free to live life without concern for negative consequences. Through these guidelines I completely avoid the situations that would result in sorrow and guilt. Because of the atonement of Christ that allows for forgiveness when I do stray and fall short. The true promise that NO ONE's out of His forgiving reach. NOTHING's so bad that He will not help and comfort you. His hand is always extended to us NO MATTER WHAT. Because this Gospel encourages questions and one finding answers for themselves. Anyone can read the scriptures and interpret them for themselves, and receive personal revelation for themselves. They are expected to NOT follow blindly. Because it teaches the true principle that God has a plan for everyone of us. He loves us all so much and wants every last one of us to return home to Him, there is no way He left us here to figure things out on our own. He provides us with all the tools that we need to make it back to Him. Because of the trials. As weird as it sounds, the trials that God allows to come to us, as bad and as hard as they may be, they are for our own growth, to make us stronger. We came to this earth to experience hardships and temptation to learn and to grow. I don't want to be the same person I was five years ago. I want to be better and become stronger so that I can get back to God and help as many others as I can. Because of families that God sent us here with to support us and to have for eternity and those I meet and learn to love despite differences. I know Mormons (me) aren't perfect, but God, Christ, and their Gospel are and that's why I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

Having grown up in the church my whole life, being Mormon was a lifestyle. Not until I moved out of my parents' house did I realize that I had basically been going through the motions. Going to church, seminary, mutual, church activities, etc, following all the "rules." My parents weren't forceful. It was just what we did because they believed in this gospel. When I started going to a singles ward, I saw what it was like to choose to do these things yourself. To follow Christ not because your family and friends did, but because you too believed. I had always known for myself that I had a Father in Heaven that loved my and had sent his son to atone for my sins, but my testimony was weak and untested. But as I witnessed the members of my singles ward choose to follow Christ despite all else, school and/or work, it really inspired me to gain that independent strong testimony of what I had known all my life. I slowly started to change the way I lived. Instead of just thinking about my savior and his gospel on Sundays and when I said my prayers and did my personal scripture study, I began to keep them close to my heart constantly. The change was slow but very noticeable. Especially the way I saw other people. Once I was frustrated with a co-worker, I wanted to ignore what they asked me to do because I already had enough on my plate, but then the thought crossed my mind, and I have no doubt that it was a prompting from the Holy Ghost, that they were a child of God too! And just like I know God loves me despite my faults, I should love His other children as well. This change has enriched what I had done all my life and have given life a new purpose. I live my faith by just that, faith. I do not know everything and I never will, but I rely on those things that I do know to help me accept things I don't and may not understand yet. I sustain the leaders as people chosen by God to lead, and accept calling whenever I can because I have seen my growth from experiencing them.