Leslie Rees – Ye Have Been Hid Finding the Lost Tribes of Israel Part 2
Leslie Pearson Rees Gospel Researcher, Teacher, Speaker, and Author
Leslie Pearson Rees was born in Moab, UT, and now lives in Draper. The mother of 10, grandmother of 37 and great-grandmother of 12, she and her husband raised their family while moving all around this great country, living in many different states. She has spent much of her life on her passion, studying the scriptures and history, and developed a deep love for both. She served in four different Relief Society Presidencies, but spent more than thirty years teaching Gospel Doctrine classes in many different wards. A highlight of her life was serving as Assistant to the Matron of the Ghana, Accra temple, while her husband served as a Counselor in the Presidency from 2006 to 2008.
While still in her teens, Leslie became fascinated with the large amount of information on the scattering and gathering of Israel that is found in the scriptures. She then began collecting numerous accounts of many people who claimed descent from those of the ancient northern Kingdom of Israel, followed by those from the nation of Judah. She has presented lectures on this subject in a number of different states, and finally put many of her findings from scripture, history and legend, into a book, Ye Have Been Hid: Finding the Lost Tribes of Israel.
Her family, the scriptures, Church history (especially Heartland discoveries), and some amateur sculpting remain her foremost interests in life. Her family and her testimony of the Restored Gospel are her greatest treasures.