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Hi I'm Rorie

I'm a Georgia girl who joined the Church when I was 18. I love my life! And I love being a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a woman who delights in staying at home for my family of 7. I am married to Superman - a fantastic husband & dad who works tirelessly for our family and who honors the Priesthood. I stay busy by serving in my church, playing volleyball, eating chocolate, volunteering, couponing, baking, date nights with my hubby, and thriving in the daily adventures our family has.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Lutheran church but could not identify with it's teachings. As a Senior in high school, my parents were just divorced for the second time, my siblings lived in separate households and I was enduring the pressures of trying to graduate. My only joy in life came through spending time with friends. I gravitated most towards of group of kids that possessed a positivity and surety of life that not many other teenagers had. I spent more and more time with them and tried to follow their example the best I could. I knew they were active in their church and after we graduated high school, eventually asked them some questions about it. As I learned about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, every bit of information rang true in my heart. I joined the Church just 6-8 weeks after meeting with the missionaries and enjoyed full support from my friends and their families. I have now been a member for almost 15 years! and have never regretted my decision. My mom was baptized 6 months after me, and one of my sisters 18 months after that. I was married and sealed in the Atlanta Temple just 1 year after my baptism, and we began our family 18 months later. This IS the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ and I will be eternally grateful to my friends for showing me the way to it. The very being of who I am has been changed forever by my decision to join this Church. I can honestly say that I wake up each morning so JOYFUL that I know that God loves me, that He has a plan for me, and that I can be with Him one day. JOY is what I live each day by being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

SERVICE! My husband and I are trying our best to better our family, and thus our community, by raising our children to know their Savior, Jesus Christ, and how to emulate His love to those around us. The best way we do this is through service. Most of our time is spent with service at church. All of our church positions are not paid monetarily. However, we receive many other blessings in return. Adults serve in every capacity, in every auxiliary in our congregation. My favorite is working with the youth. As a leader you often prepare to present spiritual lessons, but it is always the youth who end up teaching me by the end of our time together. Their example and love of the Gospel is so inspiring. Our children give service by sharing scriptures and talks in their classes, and we all stay involved in keeping our church building and grounds clean. We serve each other at home through our kindness, hard work, and love. In addition to service that we give one another at home, my family gives service at church, schools, in our neighborhood and in various ways in the community. We sincerely love our friends and family, and are always looking for ways - no matter how small - to help each other out. We look forward to serving even more in the future by serving missions. We know the positive, life-altering effect serving the Lord for 2 years straight can have upon a person, and we are preparing ourselves as a family and as individuals to do that.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Rorie
Just like the Bible is an account of records of past prophets of God, so is the Book of Mormon. The only difference is the location of these prophets. Certain families were led to the Americas by God to establish their own cultures and peoples. The people in the Americas were led by prophets of God and the Book of Mormon is a compilation of the records that were kept by these leaders. Just as the Bible was translated from Hebrew, to Latin, and eventually to English by appointed church leaders, the Book of Mormon was translated from it's original language into English by Joseph Smith. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Rorie
Mormons live life a little differently than most people. We believe that our Father in Heaven loves us so much, and that He has given us guidelines to follow in our lives to enjoy the happiness that He wants for us. This includes giving us specific guidance concerning our diet, modesty, honoring the Sabbath Day. We try to avoid debt as much as possible and try to prepare ourselves for emergencies such as natural disasters, unemployment, etc. We try to keep food storage and supplies in our homes for such events. Our weekly schedule is normal like most other people, but also involves 2 church meetings. Our Sunday church attendance is a 3 hour-long block. We have an hour each for talks and taking the communion/sacrament Sunday school lessons and separate group meetings for the youth, women and men. The youth and elementary school aged kids also meet once a week, usually on Wednesday or Thursday nights, for activities. In addition to attending meetings in our local buildings, we have temples around the earth that we can worship in, just like King Solomon built. The temple is the most sacred place on the earth, and our church members are encouraged to be worthy and go as often as possible to give service and renew themselves spiritually. Show more Show less