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Hi I'm Lear

I am a convert and was born in Texas. I was a stay-at-home mom with 6 children. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have recently retired and will leave soon to serve a humanitarian mission for the Church. Before I had children, I worked as a Speech Pathologist in a hospital. I returned to work after the youngest of my children had gone to college. I was a secretary in the Church Education System for five years and then worked in the office at an elementary school for the three years before retirement. I love to read, cross-country ski and golf in my spare time. I also enjoy making appliqued felt Christmas stockings for my in-law children and grandchildren as they join our family.

Why I am a Mormon

As a graduate student, I became aware that I had been focusing for many years on developing my brain while neglecting my spirit. I began searching for a spiritual home, a church to belong to. At about the same time, my future husband had been on a similar search and had just become a member of the LDS Church. He introduced me to the missionaries when I went to visit him right after finishing graduate school. When I listened to the missionaries, what they taught just made sense. When the missionaries asked me to be baptized, I prayed about it and felt strongly that I should join the Church. That was over 40 years ago. I am so grateful that I made that decision.

How I live my faith

In the more than 40 years that I have been a member of the Church, I have taught Sunday lessons to adults, youth and children. I have helped in the cub scouting program, in the nursery and in the weekly evening youth activities. I have been responsible for running both the women's and children's organizations. I have also felt it important to live my faith outside of the Church by being involved in the communities where we have lived. I have helped with food drives, served on the children's school PTA board, been a room mother and Campfire leader. My husband and I are both converts to the Church, joining in our early twenties. It has been our goal to serve a mission for the Church upon retirement. We will realize that goal soon when we leave to serve an eighteen-month humanitarian mission overseas.