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Hi I'm Lisa

I stay home working to be the best wife and mom that I can be. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mom of 4. Even though my oldest is 20 and my youngest is 12, I still enjoy being there for them at home. Last year my husband was unemployed for 8 long months. Through our food storage, savings, being debt-free, and also cutting out unnecessaries, we were able to keep our home and pay all our bills. Our faith also saw us through the challenges and continues to be our guiding force.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the church, but the reason I'm a Mormon today is not because of that. I am a member because Jesus Christ is real to me and gives me the grace each day that makes up for all that I lack. I have prayed to God to feel his spirit and recieved answers that were undeniably from Him. He knows me and loves me. I prayed to know for myself that this church was His. I know that there are good people of every religion, doing great things, but this church belongs to Jesus Christ. He leads it. This church has answers that others don't because it has a fullness of Christ's gospel. I am a Mormon but it is really that I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I have been priviledged to work with both Youth and Women as a president of these organizations within the church. The greatest blessing I have recieved through this is NOT the prestige or notoriety, but in influencing people on an individual basis. Being able to touch a life for good, whether that person is a member or not, is priceless. I have been in broken homes, divorce courts, helped with restraining orders, visited those in mental hospitals, jails and the homeless. I have felt God's love for all people by serving people.

What is the Relief Society?

Lisa
the Relief Society was organized originally for the women to provide relief. It continues to provide relief to members of the church as well as members of the community. I served as a president of the Relief Society and have never in my life been so happy because of the service I was involved in. Sometimes we took meals in to people after having a baby or a surgery or those with illnesses or disabilities and sometimes we just visited with people who needed cheering up. We also worked on community projects providing help and other assistance to people in the community. The motto of the Relief Society is "Chairty never faileth." Not only does it never fail, Charity is the pure love of God. And when we serve others, we are acting in His behalf. When we serve on behalf of God and Jesus Christ, we can't help but feel a portion of their amazing love and joy. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Lisa
God loves all people without prejudice. Jesus Christ served all mankind. He continues to offer salvation to every nation, tongue and people, just as He did in New Testament times. His salvation is offered to all people and joining His church is offered to all as well. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Lisa
I think the biggest reason people think of mormonism as a cult is that they don't know or understand why we are so committed to our religion and adhere to such strict values. The reason we do this is not because we follow our leaders blindly, but because we have prayed and received a confirmation that those ideals are good and right and from God. Through the spirit we can each know of God's will for us and feel inspiration for our own lives. Some things we believe or standards we follow may seem strange when people hear them without knowing the spiritual reason or symbolic meaning behind them. I think of a cult as coercing it's members, but we revere man's agency and offer what we have to all. The Book of Mormon says, " all men are free to choose liberty and eternal life or captivity and death." The choice is ours. Joseph Smith taught that we should 'teach correct principles and let men govern themselves.' We teach our children the best we can and hope they will find out for themselves what is true and good. Show more Show less