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Hi I'm Lisa Wilcox

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 49yr old, married mom to two handsome young men, ages 22 & 19. I became a Mormon in 2003. I have been married for 15 years to my second husband. I work at the University of Maine currently. My husband has just become a truck driver. Because the church is worldwide, he is able to attend any Latter Day Saint Church in any city he may be in and is welcomed as part of the family. I had been baptized as a baby in the Episcopalian Church but I was not an active church-goer. I was introduced to the Mormon church in 1998, by my current husband, who is Mormon. I asked alot of questions and received answers to all of them. I fully believe the missionaries are put in your life at the right time for YOU. With the Mormon church I find a peace I never have felt before. I know without a doubt that my Father in Heaven lives. I know He watches over my family and I know he hears and knows all of our struggles.

Why I am a Mormon

I had been searching for a peace in my life, something beyond what a good income and a good job could provide. I had both of those and yet was somehow unfulfilled. I had always had a knowledge of God but never believed He would listen to me, as there were so many more people in the world that needed Him so much more than I. I could never understand the Bible whenever I read it. It was all just a jumble of words. Then one winter, I became very ill. They thought it was cancer. I remember praying. I didnt pray for the standard "If you make me well, I will devote my life to you"; I prayed for the "Let me know you are there. Just give me some sort of sign to show me" . Well, that night I had a dream. I cannot recall the dream, but I do remember it was spiritual. The next day, I woke up and something told me to read the Bible. I picked it up, started reading it, and for the first time in my life actually understood every word I was reading! This was the sign God chose to give me. I asked my husband to contact the missionaries at that time. I still had a lot of questions regarding the church, but every time the missionaries answered my questions, it made sense. I felt comfortable. I felt like I was "home". My children have now grown up in the church and both have voluntarily served, and are serving, a 2yr. mission abroad. My life is peaceful, with struggles, but I know that Heavenly Father is there by my side the whole way.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday, for three hours. I am in the Primary presidency, which oversees Sunday school for the children - ages 18mos-11yrs. Two out of the three hours are spent helping the teachers to guide and direct the young minds of our future generation. I follow the Word of Wisdom - which is no coffee/tea, no smoking, no alcohol. This WOW is so very important to me as it has helped my body to remain healthier and stronger. Because I was a convert, giving up coffee was difficult. I had a cup after I had abstained for quite some time and had the most awful stomach ache. It was a verification to me that this was a substance that was not healthy for me. I have not had any since. I try to remain positive about the world around me and I understand that all people have their struggles. I am always looking to counsel those that are down into seeing the blessings they have in their lives, instead of what has been taken from them. I try to give love to all I come in contact with and always allow for differences to be voiced, albeit respectfully. I have only been a member for 10 years, but I cannot imagine my life any other way now that I have lived this way.