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Hi I'm LeeAnn Lamphiear

I grew up in Idaho and Oregon and lived in many different areas of the United States. I currently live in central Washington.

About Me

I love education and learning. I currently volunteer to read with first graders at a local elementary school, as well as mentor a few students in the evenings. I love children's literature. I have a vast collection and am continually adding to it. I try to read 50-75 books each year. I am thinking of sharing my love of children's literature on an online blog.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a Mormon. I was born into a family of members who actively participated in the church. But, like everyone else, at some point I had to decide whether or not to continue being active in the church. That was an easy choice for me. Even when my life experiences were difficult, and in many respects not attending church would have been easier, there was never any question. I've attended small branches (church units with small congregations)--even meeting in a quonset hut on the military base in Keflavik Iceland--large wards and everything in-between. The size or the location has never mattered. In all of our moving I always found a "home" in the ward or branch of the church I attended. Serving in church callings is sometimes challenging but I have learned so many skills over the years, skills that enhanced my teaching career as well as my general enjoyment of life. My activity and faith have given my life meaning and substance.

How I live my faith

My faith is a part of my every moment. I tribute my love of learning to the church's emphasis on education and lifelong learning. I study church doctrine as well as history and the scriptures in general. On Sundays I work with the children in my ward. I play the piano for them as they sing and recently I was called to teach them songs and lead them in singing. Obviously, I love working with children. In fact it was through working with children at church that I decided to go back to school as an adult and get a teaching degree. I enjoy attending all of my church meetings and interacting with other people who attend. My husband and I host the missionaries serving in our area for meals and often help them with transportation. We are so impressed with the dedication, commitment, and sheer joy of serving these young people have.

What do Mormons believe about family?

LeeAnn Lamphiear
The family is the most important unit on this earth--our own individual families, our extended families, our church families, our nation's families, the family of God. We are all a part of one or more family groups. This connection is what makes us strong and vibrant as individuals, communities, etc. Conversely, the dissolution of family relationships weakens us as individuals as well as social communities. That is all too apparent as we view our world today. Show more Show less