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Hi I'm Lisa Anderson

Being a Mormon has changed my life in amazing ways!

About Me

When I left home and went away to college I met the missionaries, who introduced me to the church. I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and transferred to Brigham Young University where I met and married and now have 4 wonderful children. My mother moved in with us because things were getting difficult for her to handle by herself. When we moved, my oldest daughter became ill with a migraine headache that has never gone away, it was diagnosed as something called New Daily Persistent Headache- NDPH. It has had a major impact on her life and our family. She is now hoping to attend college in the Fall. My youngest daughter is now attending college and studying Molecular Biology and French. My youngest son has served in the Army in Afghanistan and Germany. He is now enrolled in college and trying to find a new life for himself. My oldest son lives close by and loves to work on cars. I have been very active with the Boy Scouts of America and have served as a Unit Commissioner with various units over the last few years and am now serving as a Den Leader. I love seeing young boys grow strong character and develop high standards- becoming wonderful strong men! Life has been very difficult since moving here but the gospel has given me the foundation to endure daily struggles and find peace in a changing world.

Why I am a Mormon

When I first read the Book of Mormon I felt the Spirit so strongly testify of it's truthfulness. After very reassuring prayers I have never doubted that the wonderful feeling that I get when I read the Book of Mormon or hear our Prophet speak can be anything but true. Working side by side with other people with the same standard, giving service everyday just as the Savior has taught has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. Being part of this wonderful church that teaches about families, love, service, and a Divine Redeemer has given me hope for a better tomorrow.

How I live my faith

Every day I face obstacles, whether it be with finances, relationships, or children. The scriptures help me stay focused and help me find answers and hope during rough times. I know many people say they say prayers, but being in this church I have truly learned to pray and to listen to that still small voice that whispers every so quietly. I have learned that I have a loving Heavenly Father and that he carries me when I feel I cannot go on alone. I feel the Holy Ghost in my life directing me and protecting me. I have never regretted joining this church and am so grateful to have the blessings that he has so graciously bestowed upon me with a loving husband and wonderful children.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Lisa Anderson
It's a perfect way to follow the example the Savior has taught by being baptized, just as He was. Symbolically we are "burying our sin" by being immersed in the water and then, washed clean of those sins. It is a physical event that will help us "turn over a new leaf" and start over again, with a clean slate. When we do this we make a promise or covenant with God that we are committed to the church and are willing to serve Him. Show more Show less