LAS VEGAS — Growing up in the small community of Alamo, Nev., Marsha Lamb's experience with Las Vegas, 90 miles to the south, was two piano lessons a month. Now a grandmother in the Las Vegas Redrock Stake, Marsha Lamb Leason reflected back on her life in the state's largest city during a Church News interview.

By the time she reached legal age and was a young mother actually living in Las Vegas, she joined other members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the growing city's two stakes raising money to build their first stake center. The building on North Las Vegas Boulevard was dedicated in 1963.

She accepts that Las Vegas is a dichotomy. Many feel there is justification for the "Sin City" moniker. But there is also much good in Las Vegas, including the strong church presence.

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