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Hi I'm Lee McKenzie

Mormon Missionaries knocked on my door in 1970 as an answer to my prayers of how to become a good husband to my new bride.

About Me

My wife and I have raised a family of 7 children. All 6 of our sons have served LDS missions and my wife and I have just receive our call to serve a mission as a senior couple. I love the "Plan of Salvation" as taught to us when we first joined the church, and have a strong interest in genealogy and family history. I have served in a variety of church callings including: Scout Leader, Sunday School teacher, quorum instructor, and various ward leadership roles. All of these duties have aided me in becoming more kind and interactive with others, as well as being a means of serving our Savior Jesus Christ. During my working years I served as a Senior Research Chemist in rubber chemicals, oil well stimulation and mining explosives. Towards the end of my career I was permitted quite a lot of time to prepare training lectures for new scientists in my company. I got a kick out of condensing, in a not so boring way, the most important things I learned in 41 years of research. My hobby since youth has been the study art history (with a focus on numismatic art) from ancient to modern times. I am particularly interested in expressions of liberty, patriotism, social reform, anti-slavery and temperance. I particularly enjoy giving PowerPoint presentations to local and regional clubs on a variety of topics and learning about ancient and modern cultures.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of two missionaries who arrived on my doorstep (1970) in answer to my prayers of how to be a good husband to my new bride. What I received as an answer to my prayers has become much more than I could have ever expected. The sweetness of the message of the Restored Gospel burns ever brighter in my mind and my heart. I love the simplicity of knowing that each of us is a spiritual child of a loving Heavenly Father, and that thru baptism and faithfulness we can return again to be with our Father in Heaven. I love the message of the Gospel which teaches that families can be forever.

How I live my faith

I love going to church and interacting with the members. I am reminded of the writings of the apostle Paul who in 1st Corinthians talked about spiritual gifts and how Heavenly Father gives spiritual gifts, some to one and some to another. By no one person having all spiritual gifts, we are bound together as we are edified by those around us. Sometime even the most humble of people in church may be greatest source of spiritual gifts. Paul says: 22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: 23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. I Corinthians 12:22-23 I love knowing that church membership involves making covenants with the Lord. It is so refreshing to have a clear understanding of teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ, and what he expects of his children. Learning to recognize and follow the Holy Spirit seems to be a life-long challenge. I am so grateful for the process of repentance, the chance for improvement, and the hope for eternal life thruh the assistance of a loving and patient God.