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Hi I'm Lori Alexander

I'm a school librarian. I'm a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in a part-member household and did not become active in the church until I was about 14 years old. My husband is a convert to the church. We have been married for 27 years and have four children and four grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

My aunt introduced our family to the church and eventually my grandparents were baptized. My grandfather baptized me when I was eight but I did not attend church regularly until I was about 13 years old. I developed my own testimony once I started attending Young Women's every Sunday. Every time I went I felt a little more complete and everything just always felt somehow familiar. It was almost like I had found a piece of me that I didn't even know was missing.

How I live my faith

I try diligently to attend church every week, I guess mostly because I have been commanded to. No matter how hard it is to get there some days I am always glad I made the effort to go. It is sometimes hard for me to talk about the gospel because I don't like having to defend what I believe in. I do however enjoy talking about the church with those that have a sincere interest to understand the reasons for the way that I live my life. I try to do what I know is right and often times people realize that I am Mormon because of the choices that I make.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Lori Alexander
No, regardless of race or color, all worthy males are able to hold the priesthood. My husband is African-American. He was baptized 23 years ago and received the priesthood shortly afterwards. Our family has been blessed throughout the years as my husband has used this power to act in behalf of our Heavenly Father to offer us comfort of blessings of health and strength. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Lori Alexander
No. I have two sons that have served missions and one that chose not to. Although serving a mission is encouraged, it is a personal choice. Because serving a mission is such a serious commitment young men who choose to go have to be living a righteous life in accordance with the standards of our church. Because my husband was baptized after we got married, he did not have the opportunity to serve a mission. We will hopefully have the chance to serve a mission one day as a couple. Show more Show less