Hi I'm Lorraine
I'm happiest when I'm in the basement of a courthouse reading old documents about my ancestors. I'm a Mormon.
I'm all the ordinary things--daughter, sister, wife, mother, and now even grandmother--and extremely grateful for each of those roles. One thing that would come out in any introductory conversation is my love for family history, because I'm really curious about people's families' backgrounds and would probably ask about yours.
Why I am a Mormon
I was introduced to the gospel of Jesus Christ when I was 17. The first thing I was taught was the "Plan of Salvation," where I learned that part of who I am had existed forever, that I was a literal child of Heavenly Father, and that I (and everyone else) had the ability to make decisions in all stages of existence. I was thrilled to learn that there was a modern-day prophet who had seen and conversed with the Father and the Son. Having been raised without a religious background, the subject had always been puzzling to me. The teachings I received as I investigated the Church made not only intellectual but also "spiritual" sense.
How I live my faith
When I was a fairly new member of the Church, the thought of teaching a class scared me to death. However, there is a scripture that says we can make our weaknesses become strengths. And now I really enjoy teaching. It's exciting to ask for guidance in order to try to make oft-repeated subjects interesting through new approaches. It's especially rewarding to receive that spiritual direction in very real ways.