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Hi I'm Lee

I believe God is our literal Father. And understanding that means everything.

About Me

I am married and we have five kids. I enjoy reading, playing with the kids, surfing (when I can), most sports, and eating mexican food.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of this church because everything in the church just makes sense. I have never had contrary feelings - just like once you know it is right to marry or right to pursue a specific career path or right to move into a certain home - you just know, it just feels right - and that's how this feels. And because those feelings are so good, I want to share them with anyone who'd like to feel the same peace and sense of "home" and purpose.

How I live my faith

My wife and I teach Sunday School to the 16-18 year olds. We love it. Really, they are so inspiring, to see how much courage they have, striving to do good when so much opportunity is around them to do otherwise. They believe in right and wrong, and it is rarely easy to choose right, but they very often do, and that's inspiring.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

We believe the Lord said that all people must be baptized in order to return and live with Him in "the kingdom of heaven". But because not all who have lived have had the opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and have the choice to be baptized, we are baptized for them, and believe they - who are very much alive in the "next life" - can accept that baptism in their behalf or not. We just make the offering, out of love that seeks nothing in return. This act is actually an incredible testimony of our belief that this life is not the end! Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

When Jesus asked his Apostles who men said that He is, Peter said: "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God". But how did he come to truly know and understand that for himself? Not everyone believed that. So why did Peter believe it? Jesus explained: "Flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven." Matthew 16:13-17 In other words, Jesus said that His Father, God, "revealed" this truth to Peter. This is a testimony. When we *know* something in our heart to be true, it has come to us from Heavenly Father through the Holy Ghost. The most common way the Holy Ghost communicates with us is through feelings of great peace, like when something just feels right. And we can have this feeling with things pertaining to any part of our life such as important decisions, career, relationships, religion,...all things. Why? Because God, as a loving Father, wants to help us, through the Holy Ghost, in all areas of our life. Show more Show less

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Very simple: We believe in the great equality of man. We love all people, whoever and wherever they are. When they lack the basic necessities of life, we want to reach out in anyway we can to offer support - be it food, shelter, or any resource that can get them back on their feet again. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

We believe the Bible to be the word of God. We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, the literal begotten Son of God. God is His Father. Mary, His mother. And that He suffered and died for all mankind so that they might have peace in this life and eternal life in the world to come. Show more Show less