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Hi I'm Alaine!

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the little sister in a large family of brilliant brothers and sisters. My brothers are my heroes. I am a widow, a mother of four and a terrible speller. I have remarried, over twenty years ago, am a step-mother, and the grandmother to nine grandchildren. I am an attorney and strive to be the nicest person in the courtroom. I'm trying to remember how to sew, love making math games for my grandchildren to practice their multiplication tables, and my Marine just returned safely from Afghanistan.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe Jesus Christ. Throughout the New Testament and the Book of Mormon, the Lord promises me that if I will always follow his example, I will always have his spirit to be with me.

How I live my faith

The Lord teaches that you cannot have faith and fear at the same time, so to answer the question, I live my faith by not living in fear. You probably know, that is not easy to do. Good thing we have Christ's example: I sincerely try to do what our Savior would do, in all times and in all places. I have a lot of reminders that help try to be more consistent: I have regular daily personal prayer, and prayer with my family. I read the scriptures daily. I visit the temple on a regular basis, usually once a week. I attend church meetings every Sunday. I wear modest clothing. I avoid products including television shows or movies, that degrade my feelings for the Savior. I get enough rest, exercise and good food to stay healthy and respectful of my body. I try my very best to be honest with my fellowmen and in my business dealings. I look for opportunities to be of service to others. It is a process, but your capacity certainly improves with desire, time and effort, and that is the point of a life of faith = no fear.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Alaine!
While my son served in Afghanistan, my family, ward members, neighbors and friends made and mailed over 1,000 quilts for the children in the province my son was serving in. Our family has served at the homeless shelter serving meals every month for more than twenty years. One Christmas Eve, our family worked in the snow to put siding on a Habitat for Humanity home in our community. I provided more than 1,000 last year in pro bono legal services to people from all nationalities and belief systems. Over the years, my children have each given hundreds of hours in community service at the local food bank, the center for battered women and children, the public library, the forestry department, and the local hospitals. One of our daughters traveled to Central America to help other volunteers preform cosmetic surgery to people in need. Our sons have given extensive community service on their days of in the foreign countries they have served in as missionaries. Our son dug irrigation ditches and helped rebuild a school on his days off in Afghanistan. Why? Because my family and I believe we are all God's children. We believe the Lord's greatest commandment is, "Love one another." We are trying to live like the Savior, so no, Mormons do not only help Mormons. If we did, we would not be followers of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less