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Hi I'm Lorissa

I'm a firey red head, a student, a hunter and animal lover, a country lover, and, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a pretty average 23 year old gal. I am currently serving a mission in North Georgia and am loving every single minute of it! Before I came to Georgia I was a student at a university studying to be a veterinarian. I love all kinds of people. I love to laugh...seriously, about anything. I can be pretty opinionated, but I guess most of us can. I love to serve people...there is a special joy that comes from thinking of others and putting their needs above your own! I guess you could say that I love life, and enjoy every minute of it!

Why I am a Mormon

There are many answers to this question. But the simplist one I can give is because it is true, it's Christ's only Church on this earth. So, why woun't I be a part of it? I'm the type of person that I go for something once I feel it's right. I, like any other Mormon, had to find out if this was true for myself. Through much effort on my part I discovered it to be true. I read the Book of Mormon every single day, and said a prayer to God before and after I read to help me understand, I attended Church services and activities, and mostly I pondered and prayed. I got down on my knees and verbally asked God if the Book of Mormon was true and if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His one and only Church on this Earth! And guess what? He answered. Every single time I asked, I recieved an overwhelming feeling of love and joy. The feeling made me want to cry because it felt so good. It made me want to jump up and run outside, and yell to everyone I saw that I found the Truth! It is that good! God told me through His Spirit that the Church is His. I felt it deep inside my heart and it was almost as if I could hear a small whisper in my ear saying, "yes, Lorissa, it's true. All of it. It's all true. Go and do." I did my homework and the Lord revealed the truth to me. Deep inside myself I knew the answer already. It has always been inside me, but it took me pondering and asking to know without a doubt that it is true. I was raised in the Church and my testimony has always been there, but because I wanted to know for a certainty, I searched and pondered, and now I can say my testimony is sure and immoveable. I know it and I will do it. I cannot deny it...so I am living it every day of my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time. I know what I want out of life and I know what I have to do to get there. And I do it all step by step; it doesn't come all at once, it comes piece by piece. I know that this is true, The Gospel of Jesus Christ, know it with all my heart, mind, and soul. So I do it. I live Christ's teachings instead of just believing and knowing. I stand up for what is right. I keep myself involved in Church, I go to activities, and I try to live my life as an "example of the believers" (1 Timonthy 4:12).

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Heck no! The Lord directs all things through His living Prophet, just like in times of old...today is no different. And the Prophet today, says no polygamy!! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Mormons believe that families can be together forever! God never intended marriage and family to end with death. With God's power, families can still be together after death. That Power and Authority (The Priesthood) is held by worthy men in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Which means that through the Priesthood a husband and wife are married for their earthly life and throughout the eternities. It is then up to them to keep the covenants they have made; if they keep them, God will keep His part and they will be married forever. Show more Show less