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Hi I'm Lori

I grew up in New Jersey. I'm a mother of 5. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Chirst of Latter Day Saints almost all of my life. I have six brothers. I am a mother of five and I work outside of my home as a school secretary. I love sports and play volleyball on several teams. My favorite place to visit or vacation is the beach.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the church after visiting the LDS exhibit at the Worlds Fair in 1963. They had been going through many trials with their 7 children, 3 of us becoming very ill. I actually almost died in my mother's arms at age 3 of double pneumonia. My mother prayed that if her only little girl would not die, she would spend the rest of her life in God's service. I started breathing again at that moment, and the missionaries knocked on my parents door weeks after I returned from the hospital. My mother has remained true to her promise and has been a wonderful example to me. I love the Gospel and the guidance that it gives me in my life. I love the person that I am because of the gospel. I am striving every day to become more like our Savior because of the teachings of this church. I know that Heavenly Father has continued to communicate with his children through prophets today and I love our prophet! He is an amazing man of God who teaches us by example how to serve others and become more like Christ. I love that my family the opportunity to be together through eternity if we live righteously. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know that Joseph Smith translated it from ancient plates and I know that he was a true prophet of God.

How I live my faith

I have served in many positions in the church, but most recently I am serving in the Relief Society Organization as a teacher and I am also the girl's basketball coach for our ward. I go and visit 4 different sisters that have been assigned to me every month (visiting teaching) to make sure that they are ok and to see if they need anything. I love serving in the church. I do my best to set a good example for my children, grandchildren and friends every day so that they will see that living a Christ-like life brings joy.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Lori
We attend church every Sunday in our area buildings (called wards or branches). Anyone is welcome to attend our Sunday meetings. You can search for a meeting house around you on lds.org. We love to have non members come and hear what we teach. We treat our chapels with reverence and believe that it is respectful to God to dress in our Sunday best to attend our meetings so most women wear dresses and men wear suits or at least a shirt & tie. The Temple is a little different. Our Temples are Holy places that only those who hold temple recommends are permitted to enter. You must be a member in good standing to hold a temple recommend or a pass to get into the temple. To be in good standing, you have to be living a worthy life, i.e., following the commandments, attending meetings regularly, paying tithing, obeying the word of wisdom (health law). We go to the temple to feel closer to our Savior, to pray and meditate, to be sealed as families and to do work for the dead. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Lori
You are on the right track! This site is a good one for getting truthful answers. You can always contact the church through this website and ask for missionaries to come to your home to tell you more about the church. You shouldn't be afraid to invite the missionaries to your home. They are non-judgmental, easy going young men or young women (ages 19-23) who just want to share what the church teaches. There is really no pressure, only answers to your questions. They will only come back if you want to hear more about the church. Give it a try! ;) Show more Show less

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Lori
Yes!!! My husband and I were sealed together for eternity 27 years ago in the Washington D.C. temple. Our children are also sealed to us, which means that as long as we live the commandments and keep the promises we made to God, he will keep his promise to us-the promise of an eternal family. I can't think of anything that makes me happier than knowing we'll be together forever! ;) Show more Show less