Hi I'm Lorena
I am married to Bruce, the man of my dreams. We have been married for over 20 years and have six children. From these relationships come my greatest joy. I love to read - to learn something new, or simply for pleasure. I play the piano and sing. I love using essential oils, along with other wonderful healing modalities, and I teach about them and help people with them. Our family also loves soccer. I have been a referee in the past, and love watching our children play. I love the mountains and camping. Big parties with lots of people are my specialty. Spending time with our extended family, parents and siblings, is one of my favorite things to do. Our family lives on 2 1/2 acres and has a "hobby farm". We have horses, llamas, dogs, chickens, a dairy cow, and calves. We milk a dairy cow - Buttercup, and enjoy the raw milk this provides.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon first of all because my family was Mormon, so that's how I grew up. But far more importantly, I am a Mormon because I have had the Holy Ghost (which we also call the Spirit) confirm to my soul that the principles and doctrine taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are true! When I read the Book of Mormon, I feel the Spirit, and I know it is true. With the knowledge that the Book of Mormon is true, every other question about the Church, it's origins and it's truthfulness are answered, and there is no room for doubt. In addition, I have lived to see the fruits of living the gospel, and this has also strengthened my faith. I love being a Mormon!!
Please share your feelings/testimony of the Restoration of the Gospel.
I am grateful for the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our day. I believe we needed a restoration because there was an apostasy after the apostles were killed in the first century after Jesus' crucifixion. With their death came a loss of the authority of the priesthood on the earth. Thus, there was a need for restoration, not reformation. I know that the priesthood has again been restored to the Earth, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true and living Church on the face of the Earth. I do not say this to boast or be exclusionary. I state it with the hope that all will come to see what we have, which is a Church led by Jesus Christ himself, through living prophets and apostles. It is as good as it seems!
How I live my faith
The foundation of how I live my faith starts with prayer and scripture study. I try to never miss a day of scripture study - even if it's just a few verses. I make it a point to pray on my knees at last twice a day - morning and evening - and then I pray in my heart all throughout the day. I believe that if I pray and read my scriptures, I put myself in the best possible position to receive personal revelation. I love my Heavenly Father - and I know He loves me. I speak with Him regularly in prayer, and He speaks to me by the still small voice of the Holy Ghost, and by what I read in the scriptures. In this way I receive guidance, answers to questions, promptings, etc. I truly have my own personal guide, independent of any earthly power, and I am so grateful for that. Because I love my Heavenly Father, I am grateful for His Son Jesus Christ, whom Heavenly Father sent to earth to by my Savior, and your Savior. I love Him, and I'm so grateful for His sacrifice for me. Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. Jesus Christ has established his Church here on the earth, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Because I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, much of how I live my faith is manifested in the dedication to and the activity I have in His Church. We spend a good deal of time together as a family working on what I've already mentioned, including prayer, scripture study and Church attendance. This brings us a lot of joy, and we love doing these things.