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Hi I'm Leona Hamilton

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi. My husband and I have been married for over 20 years. We enjoy camping, hiking, and traveling. We have five children, 4 grand children, and 1 great-grand son. I am a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired police officer. My husband is the Assistant Chief of the fire department in the town where we live. He is planning to retire in 2016. Our employment, especially mine, has taken us many places, but it is home with our family that we love to be the most. Heavenly Father has blessed us tremendously, even though it has not always been easy, it is through the ups and downs that we grow as a couple and family. My husband and I are active in church, both of us have a calling, and being part of a ward on Sunday is something that we look forward to each week. Renewing our covenants at sacrament and attending Sunday school are vital to our weekly health maintenance and spiritual growth. It is wonderful to be part of a church that places great value on the family, as well as each individual that enters our doors, and single adults are also embraced. The children's programs are outstanding, I was in primary for a number of years, and I am amazed at the work and dedication that goes into teaching the children.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe that it makes logical sense that Jesus visited people on this continent as well as the region where he was born and grew up. I believe Joseph Smith did see God and Jesus Christ in the grove, because he sought out the true answer to which church he should join. From the first day I entered an LDS church, I felt very welcome. I love going to church and keeping the sabboth day holy.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is a way of life, each day, every day. Starting the day with prayer, dressing modestly, going into the world and demonstrating compassion, love, and letting others see that I am living a life centered around what Christ has taught is the way to salvation. I'm taking care of my elderly parents. My mother can no longer walk, and my father has lost his eyesight, so it is a daunting task to make sure that their needs are taken care of. I love my mother more than words can say, and I believe that, because my mother brought me into this life through the grace of Heavenly Father, I am responsible for her now that she is handicapped and needs care. My father can do a few things for himself, despite being blind from macular degeneration, but he can't drive anymore. I am the only child that is nearby and can take care of their needs, so I am also the one that takes him to the grocery, and helps him decide what to get to cook. He cooks with the help of braille that was placed on the stove, and other aides given him, by an agency that assists the blind. He also goes to his appointments with help from a local service that provides transportation. He wants to maintain some independence, and this gives me some relief from having to take him to his doctors. He also works in the yard as much as possible. I am a very busy woman, but it is my faith in Heavenly Father's plan for my life that keeps me going! I attend church regularly, hold a temple recommend, have a calling, and work toward being the person that Heavenly Father has said that I must be in order to live in HIS kingdom someday. I make mistakes, for sure, everyone does. It is human nature to struggle sometimes, but when we falter, we must get back up and let Heavenly Father guide us back to the right path.