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Hi I'm Lori

I am a wife, mother, sister, friend, teacher from Arizona and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and a mother of four children. I love my family more than anything and am lucky enough to be a stay-at-home Mom. I met my husband in college, where I graduated in Elementary Education. I love being with and teaching children. I taught preschool in my home when my kids were young. Then, when they got older I became a substitute teacher. Being in the classroom occasionally is fun for me. I love to travel, spend time with my family and eat out. As a young mother I decided I wanted to run a marathon so I trained and have run two. Last year our family ran a half marathon together. I enjoy life, always trying to work hard and learn new things.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of the church gives me direction in this life and hope in the world to come. I was taught the principles of the gospel by good parents. As I applied these principles in my life I came to understand how living the commandments brought me great happiness. I always believed the church was true, but when I left home for the first time as a young adult, that belief became stronger. I had feelings during that time in my life that were so powerful that I could never deny the existence of God, that He knew and loved me and that there was purpose for being here on earth. I knew the things I had been taught as a child were absolutely true. I try to live each day by these principles. I know I have a Savior who atoned for me so when I mess up I can be forgiven and move on. I look forward to the day when I will be back in the presence of God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I try my best every day. Beginning each day with prayer helps me remember who I am and what I should do. I get to interact with the teenagers of the church often. They are amazing! Their positive attitude builds me up and reminds me that I can do hard things. Spending time with my family also gives me opportunities to grow and become better. One thing that I try hard to do daily is to serve someone else.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

 The opportunity for members of the church to serve each other without pay is a privilege and allows each member to grow and learn. As we serve one another we become more like our Heavenly Father, we become more confident and we come to understand the doctrines we believe more fully. Show more Show less