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Hi I'm Loye

I was a volunteer EMT/firefighter for 20 years, and I'm now in the Medical Reserve Corps. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a physician assistant, and I also work with my husband as we raise Rainbow Trout. We have 7 children, 18 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. I love reading, quilting, and spending time with my family. I also serve as commander of a Community Emergency Response Team CERT.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a family who had been members of the Church for several generations, but I am a Mormon because I have found for myself that the principles of the Gospel are true. Living them has made me happier than I could ever imagine. I know that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and that He restored His Church to the earth. I know that He knows me personally, that He loves me, and that His hands will always be stretched out to reach for mine. He is my Rock!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving my brothers and sisters, whether or not they are members of our Church. I serve as president of our women's organization, giving me the opportunity to visit and reach out to those who may be in need temporally or spiritually. In our community, it is my privilege to be commander of a Community Emergency Response Team CERT. We are organized and trained to respond in the event of a local disaster.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Anciently, those who entered the temple had to be cleaned and prepared for service in that holy edifice. Today, we must also be clean and prepared before entering and serving in our temples. We visit with our leaders, who ask us a series of questions regarding the way we live our lives, our behavior toward members of our family, and our dedication to our Savior. If we meet the requirements, we are given a card which we may present at the temple, showing that we are ready to do the work there. It is important that those who come into the temple be united in purpose, and that the work there is not taken lightly. There is nothing "secret" about our worship in the temple we learn about the plan of salvation, and sacred ordinances are performed. But, just as we would not openly discuss intimate details of our most precious friendships, we keep sacred the things which transpire there. Show more Show less